High-end TV Leaders of Tomorrow 2024

Group image of the High-end TV Leaders of Tomorrow 2022 cohort
The Leaders of Tomorrow 2022 cohort ©ScreenSkills /Erroll Jones
Group image of the High-end TV Leaders of Tomorrow 2022 cohort
The Leaders of Tomorrow 2022 cohort ©ScreenSkills /Erroll Jones
1 Jul, 00:00 - 31 Dec 2024, 00:00
Application deadline
11 Aug 2024
Career stages
High-end TV
ScreenSkills funded

The ScreenSkills High-end TV Leaders of Tomorrow programme is a three-year programme focused on providing a high level of support to mid-level professionals working in high-end TV (HETV).  
It is designed to give them the tools to progress to head of department or other senior decision-making leadership roles in the future.    

Who it's for

We are seeking mid-level freelancers who are looking to commit long term.  
The programme will actively support individuals to move towards career progression goals. This might include reaching head of department or leadership roles at a future stage beyond the life of the programme.     
The programme's ambition is to support individuals who are spotted and recommended for the programme by senior peers.  

Please note individuals can only apply for High-end TV Leaders of Tomorrow after being put forward by a nominator.  

The nominator must be working at a senior level within high-end TV. This will need to be shown in your application.

Please note we are not supporting candidates wanting to step up to producer level. If this is what you are looking for, find out about our co-producer placement programme.

Read more about Leaders of Tomorrow and meet the previous cohorts.

What it covers

This programme will provide mid-level freelancers across three years with:   

  • A mentor/champion  
  • Access to Leaders of Tomorrow VIP list: a collection of high-end TV industry experts for tailored one-to-one support, advice and expertise  
  • Part-funded on-the-job learning opportunities
  • Bespoke grade and skills-specific training  
  • Press exposure 
  • Industry networking opportunities and introductions  
  • Funding towards relevant equipment or software  
  • A range of coaching, leadership and management training sessions  

How to apply

You will need to have a ScreenSkills account to apply for High-end TV Leaders of Tomorrow. If you do not already have an account,  follow this link to register.

To apply for the High-end TV Leaders of Tomorrow programme, click on the 'apply now' button.

If you require an alternative format for the application, such as large print, Easy Read or audio formats, please contact us as soon as possible at leadersoftomorrow@screenskills.com


  • Live in the UK  
  • Have evidence of the right to work in the UK   
  • Be over 18   
  • Individuals must be freelancers and not in permanent employment.   
  • Currently working in a mid-level role  
  • Have at least two high-end TV credits in this role.   
  • Have been nominated by a senior leader within HETV  
  • Provide contact details (email address and phone) of the nominator who has agreed to nominate them  
  • Have a long-term aim to move up to a senior, decision-making role
  • Applicants will be asked to explain their career journey and aims in their application
  • If shortlisted, candidates must provide one other reference, in addition to the person who nominated them
  • We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals based across the UK because we are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse workforce 

ScreenSkills is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of its work.  

Applicants must:

  • Make themselves available for placements offered to them during their time on the programme  
  • Be open and flexible to consider opportunities across the UK
  • Make themselves available for press and PR opportunities across the three years, if successfully offered a place on the programme  


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 
Access support FAQs for Leaders of Tomorrow applications can be found here. Please visit our general FAQ page for more general information on the Leaders of Tomorrow programme.   

Please note:

The High-end TV Leaders of Tomorrow team will shortlist applicants based on their nomination, application, ScreenSkills profile and CV.
Successful applicants will be invited to take part in an interview over Zoom, with members of the High-end TV Leaders of Tomorrow team and a relevant industry professional.   
If unsuccessful in getting to interview stage, please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we will be unable to provide individual feedback.   
We anticipate that all candidates who will be invited to attend an interview will be notified by 29 September. All candidates will be notified of the success of their application by 15 November.   
Due to the high demand for places on Leaders of Tomorrow, we reserve the right to take into account the previous support you have received from the High-end TV Skills Fund as we wish to ensure our funding supports as many mid-level crew as possible.  

ScreenSkills is an equal opportunities training provider. All applicants are judged solely on their ability to do the placement for which they are applying. However, where applicants are equally qualified, to address under-representation in the industry, we may consider a protected characteristic to determine who should be appointed. We consider that this positive action would be a proportionate means of achieving our legitimate aim, namely to improve diversity in the industry, and is compliant with the Equality Act 2010.

So that we can comply with our reporting obligations, we can appropriately monitor our data, and inform our recruitment decisions in relation to positive action (described above), you are requested to provide this information on your ScreenSkills profile, which will be treated in the strictest confidence. We will ask for explicit consent of this on the application. 



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