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Overview

Applications are open once again for the Crossroads Mentoring programmes second intake. 
 

Funded by Screenskills and delivered by DV Talent, in collaboration with The Talent Manager, this free scheme will give successful applicants the opportunity to have regular, confidential, one-on-one sessions with an experienced industry Mentor over 6-month period. 

  • Are you at a crossroads in your career? 
  • Are you returning from a career break or looking to raise your profile or widen your industry network? 
  • Are you facing a specific challenge preventing you taking the next step or progressing? 
  • Are you looking to raise your profile or widen your industry networks? 
  • Are you returning after a break? 
  • Considering a career change? 

If you answered ‘Yes! to any of the above, then the Crossroads Mentoring Programme could be the answer you’ve been looking for. 
 
Mentoring is proven to be one of the most effective ways to help people in creative industries develop and flourish - professionally and even personally. 

 
Deadline for applications - Wednesday 25th August 

Course Content

Mentors  

Mentors are expected to spend 1 hour/month on the one-on-one sessions. They will be responsible for helping their mentees reach the goals they set as part of eth programme.   

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please email training@dvtalent.co.uk  

 
Mentees 

To apply, candidates need to meet the following requirements: 

  • Have at least 2-3 years professional industry experience 
  • Be at a crossroads in their career 
  • Be able to nominate 3 ideal mentors (people you know or have worked with who you think could help you take the next step) 

We welcome applications from all genres/ sectors of the industry. 

We are particularly keen to recruit delegates from the nations and regions, and underrepresented groups. 

If you have any access requirements for the application process or the mentoring programme. Please get in touch or email us.


Apply now via the 'Register for this course' button at the top of this page.  

Deadline for applications - Wednesday 25th August (Midnight). 

Testimonials 

My mentor has been great and is pitching one of my scripts in the next Radio 4 commissioning round. – Holly Cocker, Shooting PD 
 
I have had two more sessions with my mentor, her help has been invaluable and I’m starting to see the results already. – Sophie Soanes, Production Secretary 
 
Our mentor was great. She looked over our latest pitch document and she was able to steer us and tell us what she liked and how to 'sell the sizzle, not the sausage'! – Anne-Marie Daycott and Charity Trimm, Script Writer 
 
My mentor is amazing and I am learning a huge amount from her. – Paula Dinan, Editor 
 
I am very pleased to say I am today signing a contract to PD on a new prime time Channel 4 series. I absolutely have to credit my mentor in mentoring me back into the industry that felt pretty closed to me. – Charlotte Victoria Taylor, Producer/ Director 

It's really eye-opening to see how other people move up in their careers.– Allanah Langstaff, Producer 
 
My mentor is absolutely fantastic! Super generous with her time and knowledge– Melody Ruiz, Producer/ Director 





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