First Break is a project that supports people at the start of their career or thinking about a behind-the-camera career in television drama.
ScreenSkills have partnered with ITV on Coronation Street and Emmerdale where they will support, nurture and encourage participants who are considering a role behind the camera; giving you the tools, knowledge and a comprehensive taster of work experience across the production process.
If you have always wanted to work in television drama but don’t have the experience, industry contacts or qualifications, First Break could be for you. We are looking for participants who are keen to learn, who are enthusiastic, hardworking and who are passionate and interested in working in TV. You can find out more about the sort of jobs available in TV drama here.
To be sure we reach a wide reach of new talent we have established the following eligibility and entry criteria that you must meet some of:
We particularly welcome applications from women in the technical department and men in creative arts, people from a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background and disabled people.
If you have already attended the Salford Open Doors, you are eligible to apply to come to stage two boot camp:
Stage two: boot camp – an industry overview and working at ITV
Location: ITV Media City UK, Salford
Date: 12 October 2019, 9am – 4pm
The boot camp will include the following: