Talent Schemes

Applications now open
Deadline: 7 May

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THE NETWORK

Think TV’s not for you? Think again! The Network is a free entry-level scheme for anyone aged 18+ who wants to start a career in television.

The Network takes place every August alongside the Edinburgh TV Festival. Our 60 delegates get four days of masterclasses, workshops and practical TV-making experience led by industry professionals, as well as a year of mentoring and access to exclusive paid jobs.

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ONES TO WATCH

Ones to Watch gives television’s best and brightest access to four days of inspiring sessions, creative debate and unrivalled networking opportunities at Edinburgh in August, as well as support and mentoring throughout the year. A place on Ones to Watch is a life-changing, money-can’t-buy opportunity.

Ones to Watch 2019 will take place 19-23 August at the Edinburgh TV Festival.

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Yero Timi-Biu, The Network 2015

“As a young Black woman, I was constantly reminded about the race, gender and class barriers thwarting any way to ‘get in’ to the industry. No matter the passion. This is where the scheme came in. I was delighted to find out when I applied, that all you needed was a keen interest in TV.”

Fintan Maguire, Ones to Watch 2004

“I think whether you are trying to move up the ladder, break into a new area, or conceive a plan for yourself then this scheme is extremely beneficial.”

Jason Allen, The Network 2017

“So, does The Network work? Absolutely. They didn’t just help me get my foot on the ladder, they gave me the tools and confidence to make the most of the opportunity. No matter who you are, they will lift you up. I cannot recommend the experience enough.”

Allanah Langstaff, Ones to Watch 2011

“Ones To Watch made me appreciate the learning opportunities that came with being where I was in my career. It reminded me that a successful career was one to be nurtured and that I ought to think more tactically about opportunities.”

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THE NETWORK AT WORK

HIRE THE BEST NEW TALENT

We can connect you with bright and enthusiastic emerging talent to help fill your paid entry-level roles, via our work placement scheme The Network at Work.

We also have access to a pool of dazzling established talent via our Ones to Watch alumni network if you are looking to fill more challenging, senior roles.

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NEW VOICE AWARDS 2019

AN AWARD NIGHT OPEN TO ALL

The New Voice Awards celebrate the best new and emerging talent. If you’re new on the scene, or you’ve got undiscovered talent, the awards are the best way to make your debut.

Submissions for 2020 open in November, but you can take a look at all the highlights from 2019 which were hosted by actor and comedian, Michael Dapaah.

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Sponsor the Schemes

Our Talent Schemes' on-going success and continued growth is very much dependent on the commitment and support of our sponsors. By sponsoring The Network or Ones to Watch you are positioning your brand alongside the TV industry's most prestigious talent schemes, promoting diversity and access to all in the media.

To enquire about sponsorship contact Campbell Glennie, Director - Education & Talent Development on
0207 843 0143 or email campbell.glennie@thetvfestival.com

Talent Schemes Major Sponsors

Talent Scheme Sponsors

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