BEFORE YOU START

 

Make sure you read the following information before you start filling out your application form.


The Network is committed to equality and diversity. We encourage applications from minorities and people with disabilities. Almost anyone is eligible to apply, you just have to meet a few eligibility criteria:

  1. You must be 18 or over to apply for The Network. We do ask all Network delegates to bring ID with them to Edinburgh, so please do not apply if you’ll be 17 or under on 21 August 2018.
  2. Do you definitely want to work in TV? This is not a taster course to see if you might like to work in television – The Network is designed specifically to help you get an entry-level job in the industry and take the first step in your TV career. It is also not a scheme for presenters.
  3. You must be ready and available to start work in September 2018. Once you return from Edinburgh, the Network at Work programme begins. We cannot help you find full-time work in TV if you are still studying in September.

Have an up-to-date CV ready to upload. This will not be marked alongside your application questions, but we will need it it to assess your suitability for the scheme. If you’ve never written a CV before, there are resources online to help, such as these from Prospects, BBC Academy and So You Want to Work in Television. Do not worry if you have no direct TV experience. If you’ve already done more than 3 months’ of work in TV, you may be over-qualified for the scheme, as The Network is designed to help fresh new talent kick-start their career in the TV industry. Not getting a place on The Network is certainly not a judgement that you’re unsuited to work in the industry – if you’re already doing well on your own, then the scheme probably isn’t right for you.

Your application will be marked on the basis of your answers to three main questions. Decide if you would prefer to write your answers or film your responses as a video. It is up to you which format you choose – both types of answer will be treated equally. You can find more hints and tips on completing your application here: Application Hints & Tips


Once you’ve submitted your application, you will get a confirmation email to let you know we’ve received it. If you do not receive confirmation, first check your junk/spam email, then contact talentschemes@thetvfestival.com.

Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to offer feedback. However, please see the Once You’ve Applied page for common reasons why applications may be unsuccessful.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please check our FAQs, then email talentschemes@thetvfestival.com if your question is not answered there.