David Crewdson (cohort 1- art department): “The Leaders of Tomorrow programme has been a fantastic opportunity for me. It has introduced me to a network of support and training that has accelerated my progression within the industry. Beyond tailored professional training and an experienced hand-picked mentor it has also provided essential access to funding that has facilitated on-the-job experience and shadowing of established personnel that has been crucial to my own development.” 

Monika Chowdhary Kuczynski (cohort 1- visual effects): “The access to leadership, management and communication training, as well as professional coaching through Leaders of Tomorrow, has been immensely empowering. The scheme has really allowed me to identify and promote my strengths and take a seat at “the table”, so to speak. It’s also introduced me to a cohort of incredibly talented, driven and downright lovely people whom I now consider friends.” 

Jasmin John (cohort 2- editor): "The Leaders of Tomorrow programme has significantly shaped both my personal and professional development. The unique structure of the programme continues to provide me with access to industry, training and resources specifically tailored to support my future in the TV industry as a senior leader and changemaker. This has expanded my professional horizons and equipped me with the skills, tools and knowledge to empower me to thrive. I am also now part of a dynamic network that extends beyond the programme." 

Ayden Millar (cohort 2- art department): "I am truly blown away by the support from ScreenSkills in my first year of the programme. They have helped me complete my first role as supervising art director and were on hand every step of the way to provide practical, financial, and also emotional support. I have also been able to utilise the funding by partaking in some additional training courses in my down time - these technical drawing lessons were funded as part of my mentorship and have helped me refine my skills as an art director. ScreenSkills has also linked me up with another supervising art director to be on hand as a mentor, and facilitated introducing me to a visual effect (VFX) producer, as this part of the production process was something I had identified where I had gaps in my knowledge. The first year of the programme has been packed full of opportunities and support, and I am extremely excited to see what the next two years will hold!"

Niall Strawson (cohort 3- unscripted): “Leaders of tomorrow will allow me to learn from others, and through placements, identify where I will excel as a leader. As a producer with a disability, diversity and representation are important to me. I feel this programme will allow me to combine my lived experience with the training offered to make me a future leader in TV.”