Creative Access and ITV Leeds are to host a special careers event, encouraging more people from under-represented backgrounds in the North-East to consider careers in the creative industry.

The showcase, hosted by ITV’s Director of Channel and Content Operations Ian Cottrell, is part of Creative Access and ITV’s drive to enable more people from communities under-represented in the creative industries to access careers, progress and reach leadership, and further understanding of the variety of career paths.

Creative Access, the leading not-for-profit specialised in diversity and progressive career development and ITV Leeds, have teamed up to host this special showcase event on Wednesday July 13th.

The event has a line-up of experts from the world of television, marketing, publishing and more, and the showcase will aim to encourage more people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, socio-economic background and disability in the North-East , to consider careers in the sector.

Experts include Rawan Elsa, Archivist and Publishing Assistant, Peepal Tree Press; Rhianne Deans, Editorial/Clearance Coordinator, Emmerdale, ITV Studios Continuing Drama; Shamima Noor, Communications Coordinator, Fuel Theatre; Sonny Hanley, Controller of Content Services, ITV and Aydodele Ogunshakin, Storyliner, Coronation Street, ITV Studios Continuing Drama.

The event takes place on Wednesday July 13th in Leeds.

Josie Dobrin, CEO of Creative Access, said: “We’re really excited for this event with ITV to showcase the variety of exciting careers in the creative industries on offer in Leeds and the North-East from TV to publishing to theatre and beyond.”

Ian Cottrell, Director of Channel and Content Operations at ITV, said: “We’re delighted to be hosting this showcase with Creative Access. I really believe it’s going to make an impact through informing and inspiring talented creatives to pursue a career in a sector that needs them. Supporting our regions is at the heart of what we do at ITV. “

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Jon Creamer

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