We are committed to championing and enacting inclusivity and diversity in the creative sector and aim to reflect this in all our shows - on and off screen.

I’m continually impressed by the company’s commitment to inclusion; opening the doors of opportunity to talent from a wide range of backgrounds
Marvin Rees,
Mayor of Bristol & Plimsoll Non-executive Director.
We are constantly looking for opportunities to provide training and development and are involved in several schemes to encourage under-represented groups to join our industry including, but not limited to:

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.

Production Trainee Scheme

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.

Grierson Trust Trainee Scheme


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

British Exploring Society


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.


We also run several production trainee schemes every year, including two 6 month placements with our Wildlife and documentary teams.

Afua Owusu-Ansah

Channel 4 Trainee

Lucy Tuley

Plimsoll Wildlife Trainee

James Hanson

Plimsoll Wildlife Graduate
‘Bristol Creates’ is made by young Plimsoll film makers featuring Bristol’s first Poet Laureate, Miles Chambers. The film was integral to Bristol’s bid for the C4 hub.