FAQS: THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Question: When can I apply for The Network?
Answer: Applications for The Network 2021 are open now. The original application deadline has been extended and applications will now close at 10am on Monday 10th May.

Question: How do I apply for The Network?
Answer: The application is made up of three sections: personal information (including a CV), one longer question, and monitoring information. You can choose to submit your answers to the longer question as either a written or video response. You’ll find lots of help on our Before You Apply page.

Question: My CV isn’t very long/I’ve never written a CV before – what should I do?
Answer: Don’t worry if your CV is not very long. This will not be marked alongside your application questions, but we will need it to assess your suitability for the scheme, so please be honest about the amount of experience you have. If you’ve never written a CV before, there are plenty of resources online to help. My First Job in TV has some really good advice.

Question: Can I apply more than once in the same year?
Answer: No, we will not accept multiple entries. This includes submitting both a video and a written application – please only submit one application through one type of media.

Question: Who marks my application and what are they looking for?
Answer: Entries are assessed by our the TV Foundation team and answers to the entry question are reviewed without any identifying information attached. Interviews are carried out by industry talent managers, as well as our Talent Schemes team. They are looking for creativity, passion and a keen interest in the television industry. Please take the time to read through our Application Hints and Tips before filling in your form.

Question: What happens next after I’ve applied?
Answer: You should hear back about your application by mid-May. If you have applied and don’t hear from us by the 1st June 2021, please email talentschemes@thetvfestival.com.

If you're still unsure about any aspects of the application process or are having problems applying, please get in touch.

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