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Sporting Chance To Work for Channel 4

Television station Channel 4 is on the lookout for disabled people wanting to get involved in the industry and possibly work on coverage of the Paralympics in Tokyo next year.

As part of their commitment to recruiting and promoting disabled talent in television, Channel 4 is launching the PARAS Production Training Scheme, offering disabled sixteen people the opportunity to work for an independent production company during 2019-20. This is a 12-month paid opportunity (£24,000 in London, £22,000 outside London ) working with an independent production company, which also includes industry training and support from consultancy scheme Think!BIGGER . This is an entry-level scheme aimed at people with no or limited industry experience.

A Channel 4 spokesperson said: “This scheme is aimed at disabled people, as disabled people are currently underrepresented in the media industry and this is something we want to change. If you’re disabled under the Equality Act 2010 – have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities – we have roles across companies that make sports, live and entertainment content, as well as placements in social media and graphic design teams.
Opportunities will be available across the UK, potential placements include London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Cardiff and Glasgow.”

“If successful, you’ll spend a week in TV Boot Camp to get things underway. Here, you’ll hear from graduates of the scheme and Commissioning Editors who’ll give you the lowdown on what it takes to succeed. Then your career in TV starts for real at your production company – but we’ll still see you once a month at Channel 4 for training to help your further your career.”

Placements this year will begin on 23rd September 2019. If you are interested take a look at this link.


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