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Launch & Advance Your Video Production Career | British Film Commission Mentor Scheme | Wirkish, 2021

Deadlien: June 30th, 2021

PRODUCTION GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN (PGGB) HAS LAUNCHED THE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION ACTION GROUP (DIAG) FORMED AT THE END OF 2020.

The group quickly identified that they have a big part to play in the hiring of production teams/crew and a responsibility to progress diverse talent and be inclusive. DIAG launched it’s #MI21 (Mission Inclusion 2021) initiatives earlier this year and is delighted to partner with the British Film Commission (BFC) to launch its inaugural mentor scheme. 

Mentors will come from PGGB’s impressive calibre of membership talent, business partners, as well as our DIAG group. All will have worked in film and HETV at the highest level. PGGB has a heritage in outreach schemes and strong track record in developing new talent.

“I’m only working in this industry because PGGB intentionally went outside of the industry, outside of London to the regions, and made an effort to recruit people into APATS (Assistant Production Accounting Training Scheme) who had no connection with the film and TV industry, people who were otherwise unlikely to have access to such opportunities.”

Chika Anisiobi – Production Finance Manager (UK non-fiction) Netflix and Vice Chair PGGB Diversity and Inclusion Group

Eligibility

  • Those currently underrepresented to get to the next level of their career.
  • All grades and departments represented in PGGB’S membership which includes production, accounts, ADs, location, post-production and VFX supervisors and co-ordinators.
  • The mentor scheme will recruit 15 mentees (aged 18 +) at all career stages, including: entry, early, experienced and expert levels.

Benefits

Mentoring partnerships are one-to-one partnerships that focus on the personal and professional development of the mentee in the workplace. This scheme will help mentees gain access to the help and support they need to progress in their chosen field. On completion of the mentoring scheme there will also be the opportunity to network with leading production professionals in a showcase event.

Course delivery

This course will be delivered online and mentees will have access to a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Course Overview

This is a 6-month mentoring programme with training for both mentor and mentee supported by ScreenSkills.

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please complete and return an application form and a diversity form. We would encourage you to read our guidance notes before you apply. 

Please read the application form carefully and complete all elements to the best of your ability. Your application will be assessed by a panel that will base their decision on this form. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview. Please return both forms to pg@productionguild.com titled ‘Mentor Scheme’. Please note that, on this occasion, CVs are not required to be sent with your application. Due to the expected volume of applications, individual feedback is not guarenteed appliicants.

Goodluck, WIRKER!

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