Deadlines approaching for first round of 2020 training opportunities

For those looking to kick-start their career progression and boost their skills in 2020, we have a range of opportunities to kickstart your 2020.

In addition to mentoring roadshows in Belfast and Edinburgh, where industry members can find out more about the ScreenSkills Mentoring Network, 2020 sees the return of the prestigious Series Producer Programme, as well as the Return to Work scheme for those looking to re-enter the post and VFX sector, and various craft and production courses across the UK’s nations and regions. 

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Application deadlines for many opportunities are fast approaching - see below for a list of the courses and schemes currently open for applications:

Mentoring Roadshows 2020
Come to our Mentoring Roadshow to learn about the ScreenSkills Mentoring Network and how getting involved – as a mentor or a mentee – could benefit your career. Being a mentor is a hugely effective way to give back to the industry, and we welcome people working across film, TV, games, animation and VFX to attend, hear about the scheme, network with key players from the industry and experience a mentoring taster session.

The events are open to all career levels, with one taking place in Edinburgh and one in Belfast. You don’t need to be an expert to become a mentor and whether you’re new to the industry, returning after a break or an experienced professional, you could still benefit from being matched with a mentor or mentee to share experience and knowledge with.

ScreenSkills has established the ScreenSkills Mentoring Network supported by the BFI awarding funds from the National Lottery under the BFI’s Future Film Skills Strategy. You can find out more about mentoring here.

RSVP to the Belfast Mentoring Roadshow.

RSVP to the Edinburgh Mentoring Roadshow.

Return to Work in Post and VFX
Funded by the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund and delivered by Film London, Return to Work aims to help professionals re-enter the post and VFX sector following a career break with the help of retraining workshops, mentoring and a paid returnship.

The application deadline is 6 January 2020 - more information is available here.

Series Producer Programme
This prestigious programme features unrivalled training by industry experts, mentoring and more to help you progress from TV producer/director to series producer. The year-long programme is commissioned by the ScreenSkills TV Skills Fund with contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5, and includes a range of masterclasses and one-to-one development.

The application deadline is 7 January 2020 - more information is available here.

Craft and tech courses in Yorkshire and Humber
Recruitment is open for six new craft and tech courses by Screen Yorkshire and the National Film and Television School (NFTS). The courses will provide students with industry-recognised UK craft certificates for film and TV.

The application deadline is 13 January 2020 - more information is available here.

First AD Masterclass
Grand Scheme Media are delivering a two-day First AD Masterclass in 2020 which will give you the key information you need to become a First AD in High-end TV. The first session will take place in Glasgow in January 2020 with further opportunities to follow in London, Belfast and Cardiff in February 2020.

More information is available here.


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