As the UK's freelance community continues to suffer from a job scarcity, Channel 4 and the BBC have announced plans for a free online programme to support them.
In partnership with the National Film and Television School, the programme will provide free masterclasses, workshops, training and wellbeing sessions across two weeks in October 2023.
The sessions will be delivered online to ensure it is accessible to all freelancers across the country, and will explore topics as varied as financial planning, networking and development.
Sinead Rocks, Managing Director of Nations and Regions at Channel 4, said: “The TV production sector is facing unprecedented challenges and we know that many freelancers are struggling.
"While there is no quick fix – and many external factors are outside our control – we are pleased 4Skills is working with the BBC and NFTS to offer freelancers additional support at a difficult time - and proud to continue Channel 4’s ongoing, long-term commitment to the UK freelance community.”
More details on the Freelancer Support Programme will be released in early September 2023. You will find the full details, including how to register, on the NFTS website.