Training initiative gets young people in West Yorkshire into Film and TV Jobs
Screen Yorkshire is relaunching its successful Beyond Brontës programme with funding from the Mayor of West Yorkshire’s creative new deal.
The highly accessible training initiative launched in 2019, with the aim of breaking down barriers and opening doors to film and TV jobs for young people from under-represented groups in the screen industries. Beyond Brontës a free and part-time training package – has provided life changing career opportunities for trainees, with almost three-quarters finding work in the creative industries as a direct result of the scheme.
The Mayor of West Yorkshire has pledged support to extend the successful programme after funding came to an end this year. Relaunching as Beyond Brontës: The Mayor’s Screen Diversity Programme, the scheme is built around the needs of the individual, with a focus on training young people from under-represented groups in West Yorkshire and coaching them to find work across a range of job roles in film & TV.