The Pact Indie Diversity Training Scheme is an important initiative in our mission to increase diversity in the television industry." - Pact Chief Executive, John McVay

Pact firmly believes that diversity in the film and TV industries matters, and that as a sector we should be encouraging and supporting new entrants who reflect the full diversity of the UK today.

The Pact Indie Diversity Training Scheme is a unique opportunity aimed specifically at entry-level diverse talent (both graduates and non-graduates). Trainees undertake a six-month placement with an independent production company, allowing them to develop their 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.

The Scheme is run both in London and in Scotland, and is supported by some of the top independent production companies in the business, whose output includes shows such as Have I Got News For You, Humans, One Born Every Minute, Britain’s Got Talent, Shop Well for Less and First Dates. Indies that have participated in the scheme include: All3Media, Endemol Shine GroupFremantleMediaHat Trick Productions, Raise The Roof, RDF Television, STV, Warner Brothers (Ricochet and Wall to Wall), Twofour and October Films.

"This is an opportunity for diverse talent to join some of the most successful and creative Production companies who collaboratively share best practice, a great network and offer bespoke training both on and off the job. Endemol Shine is proud to continue to participate and drive diversity and inclusion with its other indie partners and Pact. - Bella Lambourne, HR and Operations Director at Endemol Shine UK


Interested in getting involved?

If you are from a production company and would like to get involved with the next Pact Indie Scheme please contact Pact's Head of Diversity, Anjani Patel or Rebecca Sumners, Pact Diversity & Inclusion Project Manager.