Channel 4's Trainee Scheme
The Channel 4 Production Training Scheme is for entry level talent who want to break into the media industry and are passionate about making television programmes. We are keen supporters of the programme and have taken on several trainees, who spend time with us working in development and on productions.
The Grierson DocLab
Grierson docLab is a training scheme that helps UK-based new entrants aged 18-25 thrive in the world of factual TV and documentary filmmaking. We have supported the scheme for a few years now by taking a cohort of the scheme onto a production for four weeks.
The programme is designed to provide BAME students living or studying in Bristol with a paid, cross-sector four-week internship. We joined the pilot scheme in 2021 and will continue to support the scheme this year.
National Geographic Society Field Ready Program
This scheme looks to promote inclusivity and diversity in global television production by providing “a clear path for a new generation of people” interested in working behind the camera. For the past two years, Martha Holmes has been a mentor and her mentees have had placements on one of our productions.
British Exploring Society Training Program
Giving young people from any background the opportunity to be a part of a life-changing adventure is remarkable, and we are delighted to be working with the BES. We are putting together a training programme of basic filming skills for Expedition leaders, enabling them to encourage and help Young Explorers make films in the field. Knowing how to share experiences is a valuable skill and who knows, perhaps they will become the next cohort of wildlife filmmakers
Babbasa is a Bristol based social enterprise that sets out to support under represented young people with their professional aspirations. We have partnered with Babbasa to offer a number of placements here and will continue to show our support of the organisation.