Our mentoring community
Here you can find information and links to organisations and charities within the wider screen industry across the UK who offer mentoring schemes or mentoring support as part of a wider initiative. Together we are providing a mentoring community of best practice. If you are an organisation or charity interested in finding out more about joining the community of best practice, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a freelancer within the creative industries and need help finding your next film job, please contact us on email@example.com to join our #CreativeCollective. Our aim is to connect freelancers, from make-up artists and production accountants to camera operators and editors, with new contacts, networks, job opportunities and training. We can offer one-to-one sessions, help with travel expenses, subsistence, childcare and accommodation costs and we can offer small training and support bursaries tailored around you.
Edinburgh TV Festival
The Network is a free entry-level scheme for anyone aged 18+ who wants to start a career in television which takes place every August alongside the Edinburgh TV Festival. 60 delegates get four days of masterclasses, workshops and practical TV-making experience led by industry professionals, as well as a year of mentoring and access to exclusive paid jobs.
Ones to Watch gives television’s best and brightest access to four days of inspiring sessions, creative debate and unrivalled networking opportunities at Edinburgh in August, as well as support and mentoring throughout the year. A place on Ones to Watch is a life-changing, money-can’t-buy opportunity.
Sara Putt Associates
The Sara Putt Associates Trainee Scheme offers new entrants working in craft and technical roles a range of training, mentoring and professional support to help them successfully manage a freelance career. Over the course of ten months, trainees receive training in CV writing, networking, finance for freelancers, negotiation and resilience, as well as two 1-2-1 mentoring sessions with an agent and access to the diary service and production lists.
Directors UK is pleased to announce the continuation of Inspire, the year-round mentoring programme Directors UK members, which aims to encourage directors across all genres to seek structured support to enhance their career opportunities. Applicants should email a named mentor or mentee, an outline of key objectives of the mentoring experience (no more than two pages) and a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must be Full or Associate members of Directors UK. The third and final deadline of the 2018/2019 application cycle is Friday 5th April.