The BBC has opened submissions for its Content Commissioner development programme.
The broadcasting company is offering six training placements for talented TV professionals with a disability, and those from black, Asian, and minority backgrounds, to develop their commissioning skills.
Now in it’s third year, the six-month programme will place applicants into one of the BBC’s commissioning teams, including BBC Two, Arts, Drama, Entertainment, Popular Factual and Specialist Factual.
The scheme aims to make the television industry more inclusive through helping disabled people, and individuals from BAME backgrounds, gain an insight at the highest level of broadcasting.
The development programme also provides masterclasses and workshops led by experts, which will help participants build on essentials skills such as storytelling and briefing.
Alumni’s such as Kalpna Patel-Knight and Julie Shaw have gone on to become BBC commission editors for the Entertainment and Daytime departments.
“Representing the whole of the UK in all its diversity in our programmes and our commissioning teams remains a priority for the BBC,” said Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content.
“This programme gives experience programme makers the opportunity to train at the heart of BBC Content and has already been successful in developing the next generation of commissioners. If you have the right experience, and are passionate about helping to reflect society, we want you to apply.”
Applications are open until April 23, click here to apply.