Free training for TV Freelancers.

At a time when the TV industry has been brought pretty much to a standstill, there are still rays of light puncturing the gloom.

One such beam is Donna Taberer – Head of Talent at BBC Content, a Director of ScreenSkills and a thoroughly good egg. Donna is offering some training from March 30th, which looks well worth the money, given that it is entirely free!

Keep an eye on Donna’s Twitter feed for more details.

CHANNEL 4: Production Training Scheme 2014

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Channel 4 have opened their Production Training Scheme 2014.

Click here and head to Open4, an online learning platform which acts as a gateway enabling you to apply for one of 12 places on the award winning Production Training Scheme, which takes place every year. This scheme involves a 12 month paid placement at one of the independent production companies Channel 4  work with, a mentor and monthly training at at Channel 4. The placements within each independent production company vary in nature and may include roles such as researcher, production coordinator or technical assistant. Channel 4 are committed to promoting equal opportunities.  In order to promote diversity in the media industry, and to address the under-representation of disabled people in particular, it is their hope to be able to fill 6 of the 12 available Production Training Scheme places with disabled applicants.

This scheme allows you to work with some amazing projects and more importantly, plenty of inspiring individuals. All of this can help you to build a great future and career in our industry. One trainee ended up being a director on Hollyoaks… Not bad eh!?


Shine: The Hatch 2014

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Shine Group have launched the second year of The Hatch

which will sit at the heart of its UK companies.

The Hatch will be targeting young people (18-25year olds) with raw, undiscovered talent who face barriers to entering the media industry.  There are 5 paid six-month job opportunities for these young people.

Shine will provide the young people with a challenging creative journey that gives them the confidence and skills to become independent and to secure jobs, whilst injecting ideas, creativity and insight into Shine’s work culture.

The Hatch will be supported by media professionals who will mentor, share their knowledge and provide on the job training to give them the tools they need.

The posts are full time and will be based in London.  It is a six-month position from 4th August 2014 to 30th January 2015 with a salary of £17,000 pa pro rata.

The closing date is 4th July 2014 at midnight.

For further details on the scheme, including the application process, please visit our website at