Training Scheme

Channel 4 launches Paralympic Production training scheme

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Successful applicants will work within entertainment, factual, factual entertainment and sport, with some candidates getting the chance to work on the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

The training scheme will begin with a week-long bootcamp, where trainees will hear from previous scholars as well as Commissioning Editors, to get a taste of what it takes to be in the industry. After this, their TV careers will officially begin, as they enter a 12-month paid scheme as a trainee researcher or trainee production coordinator.

Sky and MAMA Youth Project launch digital media training scheme in Manchester

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The programme aims to tackle inequality in the digital sector, targeting 18-30 year olds who may have had limited educational and employment options, giving them the experience they need to open doors in the digital media sphere.

Successful applicants will work at Licklemor Productions gaining valuable hands-on experience in digital content creation. Participants will also learn CV tailoring skills and interview techniques, and receive career mentorship and peer networking opportunities. 

Applications open for Mama Youth Project TV training scheme

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The scheme offers candidates the chance to gain valuable training and get their foot in the door of TV employment, with 82% of Mama Youth Project alumni still working in the industry a year after the training.

With no industry experience necessary, Mama Youth Project encourages those from under-represented backgrounds to apply, having previously helped over 400 young people break into the competitive TV industry.

Sky launches new training scheme for female engineers

The programme will provide up to 1000 women with the necessary skills, training and career development opportunities to become an engineer. 

The UK has less women working in the field than anywhere else in Europe - only 2% of Sky's engineering workforce are women.

The company hopes to increase the number of female engineers at the company to 20% over the next two years.

BBC announces new development scheme for disabled actors

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The programme, run by ThinkBigger, will give disabled actors across the UK the opportunity to showcase their talents to professionals in the industry, gain training and widen their contact portfolio in the industry. 

Actors are invited to submit a self-taped audition under two minutes in length to apply for the scheme in which up 30 actors will be selected.

For more information on how to apply, click here.