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WFTV FOUR NATIONS MENTORING SCHEME

Applications are now open until Monday 16 September 2024, 17:00

Benefits of the Mentoring Scheme

Women in Film & TV UK is dedicated to empowering women in the media industry.

Through advocacy, networking, and support, we strive to create a more inclusive and diverse landscape for professional women.

SUPPORT

Work with a mentor to achieve your goals

training

Benefit from training sessions to help you develop your key skills

CAREER PROGRESSION

Plan to achieve career success

NETWORKING

Network and collaborate with other mentees

Mentoring Schemes by Region

Applications will close on Monday 16 September 2024, 17:00

WFTV is accepting applications for the 2025 WFTV Four Nations Mentoring Scheme. We are seeking 20 mentees from the South of England and 7 each from the North of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

 

Open to mid-career women in film, television, and digital media, the six-month scheme offers one-to-one mentoring with senior industry professionals, peer-to-peer training, and bespoke career development workshops.

If you would like to read the questions before completing the application form, then you can view them in English and Welsh here.

Schemes
Schemes

ENGLAND

To apply for the England Mentoring Scheme you must have more than 7 years’ experience working in film, TV or digital production. 

Run by Sarah Wright, Director of Mentoring

NORTH OF ENGLAND

To apply for the North of England Mentoring Scheme you must have more than 7 years’ experience working in film, TV or digital production. 

Run by Helen Bullough, Mentoring Producer,
North of England 

NORTHERN
IRELAND

To apply for the Northern Ireland Mentoring Scheme you must have more than 5 years’ experience working in film, TV or digital production. 

Run by Sarah McCaffrey, Mentoring Producer,
Northern Ireland 

SCOTLAND

To apply for the Scotland Mentoring Scheme you must have more than 5 years’ experience working in film, TV or digital production. 

Run by Karen Kelly, Mentoring Producer, Scotland

WALES

To apply for the Wales Mentoring Scheme you must have more than 5 years’ experience working in film, TV or digital production. 

Run by Hannah Corneck,
Mentoring Producer, Wales

Audio Description (AD)

QUESTIONS

There is an audio description (AD) version available of the application form. *This will be live by Tuesday 16 July*

ANSWERS

You can submit your application form via an audio file here.

WFTV Four Nations Mentoring Scheme: find out more and how to apply

Tuesday 16 July 2024, 17:00

If you are thinking about applying and would like to find out more about how the scheme works and how to apply, then this event is for you.


Join WFTV's CEO Katie Bailiff and Director of Mentoring, Sarah Wright in conversation to explain the areas and content that the scheme covers and advise on the crucial information you need to include when completing your application.

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About the Mentoring Scheme

You are eligible to apply for this scheme if you have five (North of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland) or seven (England) years’ experience or more in the film and TV industry. 

WFTV is committed to equal opportunities and developing diversity and inclusivity across the industry, so it puts key targets in place for its mentoring schemes to ensure the schemes are both diverse and inclusive.

If you are a d/Deaf or disabled woman and don’t have the full seven or five years’ industry experience you can still apply.

The WFTV Mentoring Scheme is for you if you are driven to succeed, but are facing a career challenge, such as:

  • Making the step up to the next level.

  • Dealing with new responsibilities following a promotion.

  • Setting up as a freelancer or running your own production company.

  • Juggling family life with work life.

  • Returning to work after maternity or caring leave or redundancy.

  • Making a move into a different discipline.

As well as the input of a mentor, you will also benefit from a series of seminars, training sessions, peer-to-peer feedback and networking events designed to boost your confidence, enhance your skills and give you on-going support.

You must be able to commit to attend regular seminars – in-person for your own cohort, on Zoom for the other cohorts.

This scheme requires you to be committed and proactive; you will be selected on what you can bring to the group as well as what you might gain from being mentored:

  • Every mentee is required to give a 40 minute seminar on a subject of their choice to the rest of the mentees.

  • You must be able to commit to regular seminars (both over Zoom and in-person).

  • You must be able to attend the whole induction day on Friday 17 January and the final day on Friday 20 June 2025.

We would love to hear from you if you are:

  • A woman currently working in a production or business role within linear or multi-platform film, television or digital content creation. For example: producer, director, camera operator, agent, sound recordist, editor, scriptwriter, VFX, development, casting, set design, production manager or co-ordinator, distribution executive, colourist, stunt performer, finance manager, head of legal and/or business affairs or legal and/or business affairs manager.

  • Have more than 5 (North of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) or seven (England) years’ experience in the industry.

  • Have at least 5 onscreen credits (or other suitable proof of achievement, where otherwise appropriate).

  • Able to attend a selection interview via Zoom or in-person.

  • Can commit to receiving 6 hours of mentoring via face-to-face meetings, email, telephone or Zoom conversations as agreed with your mentor.

  • Can commit to attending the seminars and training provided as part of the scheme. Can travel to central Belfast/ Cardiff/ Glasgow/ London/ Manchester / Leeds for regular seminars and networking sessions.

  • Can attend mentoring scheme sessions:

  • A one-day induction seminar.

  • A one-day de-brief session.

Application is via completing the application form and CV and shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview.

Application Form Questions

Mentoring Application Questions
Welcome to the WFTV Mentoring Scheme Application Form. The form is broken down to help us
  • learn more about you.
  • find out how the mentoring scheme can help you.
  • understand what you will contribute to your cohort of women.

 
So that we can get this informations from you, this application form will be broken down by the following steps:
  • Step 1: please complete your contact details.
  • Step 2: upload your audio file and CV.
  • Step 3: please complete the diversity monitoring questions at the end of the form.
​The application form contains the following 12 questions:

ENGLISH

  1.  What are your goals the next 2-3 years?  

  2. What are your goals over the next 10-15 years?  

  3. What have you done to get closer to those goals? Please give up to two examples.  

  4. What is stopping you from achieving the goals? Please give up to two examples.           

  5. How will having a mentor help you to achieve your goals? Please give up to two examples.       

  6. Our scheme runs for 6 months. What would you like to achieve in that timeBe as clear as possible. Please think about goals that can be measured and are realistic.

  7. Each individual cohort of women is an important part of the scheme. What would you contribute to your cohort?   

  8.  If you made it on to the scheme, what would your biggest fear be?       

  9. What sort of Mentor would work best for you? What experience do feel they need?

  10. You would receive 6 mentoring sessions on the scheme, each lasting 1 hour. How would you use this time?

  11. Each mentee is required to deliver a 40 minute presentation on their area of expertise. What would your presentation be?

  12. Tell us something interesting we don’t know about you?    

WELSH

  1. Beth yw eich nodau ar gyfer y 2-3 mlynedd nesaf?

  2. Beth yw eich nodau ar gyfer y 10-15 mlynedd nesaf?

  3. Beth ydych chi wedi gwneud i camu tuag at y nodau yma? Rhowch lan i ddwy enghraifft, os gwelwch yn dda.

  4. Beth sydd yn stopio chi rhag cyflawni y nodau ymaRhowch lan i ddwy enghraifft, os gwelwch yn dda.

  5.  Sut fydd gweithio gyda mentor yn helpu chi i gyflawni eich nodau?  Rhowch lan i ddwy enghraifft, os gwelwch yn dda.

  6. Mae’r cynllun yn rhedeg am 6 mis. Beth fyddech chi’n hoffi cyflawni yn yr amser ynaFod mor glir a phosib. Meddyliwch am nodau gall cael eu fesurac sydd yn realistig, os gwelwch yn dda.

  7. Mae bob carfan unigol o fenywod yn rhan pwysig o’r cynllun. Beth fyddech chi’n cyfranu at eich carfan?

  8.  Os gwnaethoch chi ymuno â’r cynllun, beth fydd eich ofn mwyaf?

  9. Pa fath o Mentor fydd yn gweithio y gorau i chi? Pa fath o brofiad ydych chi’n teimlo fydd angen arnyn nhw?

  10. Fyddech yn derbyn 6 sesiwn mentora ar y cynllyn, pob un yn 1 awr o hyd. Sut fyddech chi’n defnyddio’r amser hon?

  11. Mae bob mentorai angen gwneud cyflwyniad o 40 munud amdano eu ardal o arbenigedd. Beth fydd eich cyflwyniad yn trafod?

  12. Beth yw ffaith diddorol amdano chi nad ydyn ni yn gwybod?

FAQs

Got a question? Please visit our FAQs page first, but if that doesn't answer your question please email mentoring@wftv.org.uk and we will do our best to help.

Please note: we are unable to give any advice regarding your application form or feedback on unsuccessful applications.

sponsors 

We are very grateful to our Mentoring Scheme Sponsors of our programmes.

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Contact Us

For help with filling out the form, contact mentoring@wftv.org.uk or 020 7287 1400

Please be aware that we cannot offer advice on your application.

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