Mentoring is a partnership where a more experienced mentor shares their knowledge and expertise with a less experienced mentee. The mentee is encouraged, challenged and supported by the mentor to learn and grow. If you are interested in becoming a mentor yourself please click here.
The ScreenSkills Mentoring Network runs across all sectors of the screen industry and across the UK. It is aimed at:
- New entrants
- Those who want to progress within or across the industry
- Those who want to return after a break
If you are interested in being part of the mentoring scheme as a mentee, we want to hear from you!
We run phased targeted intakes focusing on, for example, an under-represented group, a skills gap, stage of career etc. as identified by BFI and ScreenSkills research. These form part of the eligibility criteria as well as where mentoring can make the most impact and is the right activity for your development needs.
Previous intakes of mentees have focussed on people from minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, people returning to the screen industries after a break and those based in regions outside of London.
The deadline for applications for the next intake of mentees is 31 January 2020. We aim to start matching mentoring pairs from this intake in early February 2020.
We are however welcome to anyone registering interest in becoming a mentee at any time. We may not be able to match you straight away, but we will do our best to find a suitable match.
Once you register your interest, we will send you communications relating to development and mentoring. Keep coming back here and sign up to our newsletter or follow us on Twitter or Facebook for the most up to date information.
Once you are matched you will be offered guidance and support to ensure you are able to get the best from mentoring. We will also ask you to sign a mentoring agreement and we will share with you the code of conduct.
How to apply
To register your interest, please follow the below two steps:
1. Create a ScreenSkills profile. Please follow this link to do so
2. Click the ‘Register to find a mentor’ button above to complete a short form in which you will be asked to upload a short video or written essay on why you would like to take part in mentoring and your passion for the screen industries
It is important that you tell us as much as possible about yourself when you register your interest and what you are looking from the mentoring partnership. The project runs to March 2022.
If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.