Disability awareness for hirers in association with thinkBIGGER!

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A cartoon figure holding a laptop with thought bubbles of different tasks.
8 Aug 2024, 14:00-17:00
Application deadline
22 Jul 2024
Career stages
Early, Experienced, Expert
Film, Unscripted TV, High-end TV, Children's TV, Animation
ScreenSkills funded

Talent managers - are you looking to engage with disabled talent to work on your production? Want to be more confident when discussing disability with potential hires? Want to know your company's obligations are with reasonable adjustments? Do you understand how Access to Work can transform your employees' working lives?

If you are looking to increase your knowledge and expertise we’ll provide tailored information, expertise and practical advice as well as post-workshop support for participants. 

Who it's for

This session is only open to individuals with hiring responsibilities working in film, animation, high-end TV, children's television and unscripted television. 

If you work in Unscripted TV and are interested in other training aimed at sharing workplace best practice as well as how you and your teams can stay healthy, happy, and productive at work, check out the Your life at work strand.

What it covers

  • Attracting disabled talent - getting your outreach right
  • Understanding reasonable adjustments and how to make them
  • How Access to Work helps disabled employees
  • Language and how to get it right

This course is designed to be as interactive as possible. It will include interactive elements where you will be split into smaller groups to work in break out rooms.

This session is supported by the ScreenSkills Animation Skills Fund, Children's TV Skills Fund, High-end TV Skills Fund and Unscripted TV Skills Fund.

How to apply

This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘apply now’ at the top of the page and follow the instructions to apply for your place: you must login or register before you are able to complete your application.

If you need additional support to complete your application or require the application form in an alternative format please contact USF@screenskills.com

Places on these free online courses are limited and applications are often highly competitive. To stand the best chance of securing a place, please be sure to consider the following:

  • When asked to list your three most recent credits, please include the programme title and your job role
  • When asked what you hope to gain from the course, please be concise but ensure you cover the specific elements of the topic you would like to gain knowledge of and what gaps in your skillset you believe the course may address
  • A rewording of the course title or a general comment on career progression does not tell us much about how this course would benefit you

If you are no longer able to attend, we ask you to please use the “decline ticket” function on the right hand side of the page so that we can release your place. Our sessions are often oversubscribed, so we’d like to give other freelancers the opportunity to fill available spots. Thank you for your consideration.

This course would normally cost participants to attend, but thanks to funding from the above mentioned skills funds, we are able to offer it to you for free. If you fail to attend, we reserve the right to request reimbursement of costs, unless your place can be taken by someone else.



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