2024 WFTV Four Nations
applications for the 2024 scheme
ARE NOW CLOSED.
Work together with a mentor to work on your goals
Benefit from training sessions to help you develop your key skills
Design a succession plan to your desired career
Network and collaborate with other mentees
MENTORING SCHEMEs by region
WFTV Four Nations Mentoring Scheme:
find out more and how to apply
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WFTV's CEO Katie Bailiff, Director of Mentoring, Sarah Wright and Mentoring Producers for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales were in conversation to explain the areas and content that the schemes cover and advise on the crucial information you need to include when completing your application.
about the MENTORING SCHEMES
Applications for our 2024 mentoring scheme closed on Monday 11 September 2023, 17:00.
You are eligible to apply for this scheme if you have five (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.
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 one-hour 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.
WFTV will provide you with:
An induction so that you know what is expected of you.
A carefully matched mentor.
A series of training and networking events.
Ongoing support from the scheme producer who can deal with any questions.
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.
Have more than five (Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) or seven (England) years’ experience in the industry
Have at least five 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 six 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 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.
Got a question? Please visit our FAQs page first, but if that doesn't answer your question please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to help.
Please note: we are unable to give any advice regarding your application form.
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