Beyond Brontës supports young people from a diverse range of backgrounds and circumstances to overcome obstacles that may have prevented them from entering the screen industries.
The first group of trainees – from Bradford, Leeds, York, Barnsley, Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Selby and Wakefield – successfully completed the scheme in June 2020, with the support, input and encouragement of a wide range of broadcasters, production companies, industry professionals and experts.
They were given training in lots of exciting and creative roles, received detailed careers information and enjoyed visits to busy studios and offices, including the BBC’s MediaCity, as well as one-to-one support from our dedicated team and amazing networking opportunities. The trainees were also matched with experienced personal mentors active and successful in the industry.
Many had the chance to work alongside dedicated, professional teams on real-life TV and film projects – and some are already taking their first steps in their own careers. We can’t wait to see what they achieve.