Applications are currently OPEN for the 2019 edition of the Pact Indie Diversity Training Scheme. This unique Scheme offers diverse entry-level talent an opportunity to take their first important step into the television industry.

If you are selected, you will undertake a six-month paid placement with an independent production company, allowing you to develop your talents in a thriving business environment. In addition, each participant is partnered with a senior-level mentor from within their company, and receives bespoke training from the Indie Training Fund in areas such as copyright, storytelling and camera operating. Although the Scheme is designed to be a way into TV, it also aims to equip trainees with the tools and know-how to sustain a career in what we all know is a very competitive environment, and we are proud that 77% of our trainees to date are still working in the TV sector.

For more information about the Scheme and to start your application, visit ThinkBigger now.

Key dates

- Applications window opens: Monday 5th November
- Applications window closes: Midnight, Friday 14th December
- Workshop for selected applicants: Saturday 12th January 2019
- Interviews for shortlisted applicants: Monday 28th January - Friday 8th February
- Scheme begins: Monday 11th March

What would I be doing on the Scheme?

This scheme offers a first step into the television industry.

You could be a trainee Development Researcher supporting the creative process, an office Runner helping production teams, or assisting on location. It won’t always be glamorous, but it’s a fantastic opportunity to kickstart your career. You could be asked to do everything from getting teas to delivering props. With every task you will be gaining an insight into how television works – and where you might fit into the industry.

What will I get paid?

You will get the London Living Wage (currently £10.20 per hour)

How long is the contract?

The contract is for six months.

What training is on offer?

You’ll have a full programme of training, normally on a Saturday throughout the six months which will teach you everything you need to know to build a career in television production.


The independent production companies participating in the 2019 edition of the Scheme are:

    All 3 Media
    EndemolShine UK
    Hat Trick
    October Films
    RDF Television
    Warner Bros TV Production
    Windfall Films

For more information about the application process and to start your application, visit Think Bigger.