Talent Schemes

The Network & Ones to Watch


The Network is a free entry-level scheme open to all aged 18+ who want to start a career in TV. The schemes aim to ensure those who work in TV are as diverse as those watching it.

To keep up-to-date on all events or to find out more information about the scheme. See below.

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Ones to Watch gives television’s best and brightest access to  inspiring sessions, creative debate and unrivalled networking opportunities 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.



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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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.




The TV Foundation, in association with the Edinburgh TV Festival, is celebrating emerging writers, presenters and directors as well as broadcasters, agencies and production companies through the 2022 New Voice Awards.

The awards build on last year’s success with a number of categories recognising the best undiscovered creatives and the companies who do the most to support them.


Support the Schemes

Our Talent Schemes' on-going success and continued growth is very much dependent on the commitment of our supporters. By supporting 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.

We're always keen to hear from potential partners so if you'd like to get involved let us know!

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