BBC's initiative, BBC Elevate, is now open for applications with even more placements for disabled production talent.
BBC Elevate is an initiative that provides placements for mid-level deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people on flagship BBC shows.
The scheme is part of the BBC’s strategy to increase disability representation on and off air.
Placements will be offered across the UK to support disabled production talent into roles that will meaningfully grow their careers and create a larger group of deaf, disabled and neurodivergent talent regularly working in broadcasting.
Participants will be able to gain greater industry experience, plus tailored training, coaching and mentoring.
The scheme first launched in December 2019 and has led to 16 placements on well-known and loved BBC shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, The Repair Shop, The One Show, Rip-off Britain, Rap Game UK, Paramedics On Scene, Holby City, Two Doors Down, Would I Lie To You? and The Wheel.
Successful applicants will be offered placements between six and 12 months within two years of being accepted onto the initiative.
BBC Elevate project manager, Nichola Garde commented: “Disabled talent often feel overlooked or experience barriers when trying to progress through the industry, and sadly this can mean that we lose exceptional people.
“BBC Elevate is making real change through a combination of top-tier experience and personalised support. We want to ensure talented people can flourish and progress in the creative industries, not in spite of their disability, but because they are able to bring their whole self to work.”