CDN Mentoring Scheme 2012
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Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) and disabled talent are particularly under-represented at the most senior levels in the UK media industry. This scheme aims to provide under-represented talent a development opportunity through mentoring that will support individual career aspirations and enable the mentees to take their next career steps.
Specifically, the programme has been designed to focus on four areas:
- Overcoming barriers to progress
- Developing confidence
- Enhancing skills
- Looking at ways to take career, educational and professional development forward
Who's it aimed at and what are we looking for?
The scheme is open to senior BME and disabled applicants who fulfil the selection criteria and can demonstrate that mentoring will support their career development. The scheme is open to production and non-production talent currently working in the media industry.
We're looking for senior people with a genuine passion for broadcasting and the talent to achieve big things.
Applicants must be eligible to work and remain resident in the UK for the duration of the scheme.
What happens on the scheme?
Successful applicants are teamed up with one of our volunteer mentors for 12 months, starting in June 2012.
During the year, each applicant will meet up with their mentor a number of times to discuss where they are, where they would like to be in their career and how to get there. Each mentoring relationship is very much an individual experience.
What about funding?
This scheme is purely voluntary, so there's no specific financial support available. Those chosen for the scheme will need to ensure that they can fund their own travel to meetings and to resource their own time.
How to apply
If you've any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are selected to attend an interview, they will take place in the week commencing Monday 11th June 2012
Scheme launches: June 2012