BBC Studios has launched a new six month disability mentoring and training programme.
Run by BBC Studios’ drama and comedy production departments, the programme is offering ten places to help with the development of disabled talent from across the creative industry, as well as supporting the career progression of disabled colleagues within BBC Studios.   It is available to both internal and external applicants and will be led by Oliver Kent, Head of Continuing Drama.
As part of the initiative, BBC Studios is guaranteeing that the next vacant researcher positions on both Holby City and Casualty will go to a disabled person.
Oliver Kent said: “We need different voices and perspectives to inspire and develop ideas and support our vision of inspiring audiences.  This is a key piece of work that will enable this to happen and ensure we create a pipeline of talent for the future.”
Ralph Lee, Director of Content, BBC Studios said: “In my experience, mentoring is one of the most effective ways of widening people’s networks and helping them develop their careers in the long term, so we are very happy to be supporting this scheme.”

Recruitment for places opens on 22nd November and candidates can apply here.

Jon Creamer

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