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15 September 2017

Apply Now for Free Media Parents Return to Work in High End TV Programme Supported by Creative Skillset

Flexible working champion Media Parents is partnering with Creative Skillset to provide FREE Return to Work Training for eight production freelancers in High End TV drama and one from Children’s TV, from early October.

The first course will take place in early October in Bristol and London. Applications for this training close on 27 September and successful applicants will be informed by 28 September or sooner. Preference will be given to regional applicants. Two further courses will follow.

Roles covered include but are not limited to:

– Producer
– Line Producer
– Production Manager
– Production Coordinator
– Production Assistant
– Production Secretary

The programme offers paid returnships, mentoring, job-specific refresher training, confidence and presentation coaching, and attendance at an industry conference, beginning with the Broadcast Commissioning Forum. Building on five years of success of the Media Parents Back to Work Scheme, this course offers all the tools needed to return to work with confidence in High End TV Drama or Children’s TV.

The programme welcomes applicants who have taken a career break due to childcare responsibilities and who are now ready to return to work. Applications are encouraged those currently under-represented in the industry, including women, black, Asian and minority ethnic, and the disabled.

Find out more about the programme here.
Freelancers who would like help to return to work in High End scripted TV or Children’s TV should use this contact form to request an application form before Wednesday 27 September.


Production companies get involved

In addition to applicants for the scheme, Media Parents would also like to hear from High End TV drama or Children’s TV production companies able to offer mentors and/or work placements for returners. Please use the contact tab on the Media Parents website to offer your support.

The Media Parents Return to Work in High End TV Programme is supported by the High End TV Levy Fund managed by Creative Skillset.