The biggest and best free scheme for anyone aged 18+ who wants to start a career in TV
About the scheme
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.
The aims for our Talent Schemes are to connect, educate and elevate talent in the TV industry. Bearing in mind the current situation around COVID-19 we’d like to assure you we are continuing with our plans for the delivery of our Schemes. We are continuously keeping up to date with the guidance from Health Protection Scotland, Public Health England and the government and will adapt the schemes as necessary and where advised to, whilst still ensuring a complete and rewarding programme. Applications are still open, and we will keep you updated via our social media, website and newsletters.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE NETWORK
The Network 2015
"I was delighted to find out when I applied, that all you needed was a keen interest in TV."
The Network 2016
"What has been great about being on the scheme is how highly recognised it is within the industry. When I tell people that I was on The Network, they are impressed."
The Network 2017
"The thrill of seeing my name on the unit list still hasn’t worn off, and I can’t imagine how I would have made it here without The Network."
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."
The Network 2018
"My mentor has been there to answer every question I’ve had throughout my first year in the industry, and it’s impossible to put any sort of value on that."
Frequently Asked Questions
If you're unsure whether you're eligible for The Network, or want more information about how to apply or what happens if you win a place, you'll find the answers below. You can also check out last year's programme to see what kinds of things you can expect from the scheme. Plus, our resources page will link you to other great organisations and sites to help you get started in TV.