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Overview

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

Supported by ScreenSkills as part of the BFI Future Film Skills programme using funds from the National Lottery and delivered by The Talent Manager, in collaboration with DV Talent, this free scheme will give successful applicants the opportunity to have regular, confidential, one-on-one sessions with an experienced industry Mentor over a 4-month period. 

  • Are you at a crossroads in your career? 
  • Are you returning from a career break after taking parental leave, after caring responsibilities, long term sick, returning after Covid or maybe returning to the industry after working in a different industry?  
  • 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 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 - Friday 9th September 2022 

Course Content

Mentors  

Mentors are expected to spend 1.5 hours/month on the one-on-one sessions. They will be responsible for helping their mentees reach the goals they set as part of the programme.   

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please email becs@thetalentmanager.com 

 
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 under represented groups and also delegates that live in the Nations and Regions. Applications from those returning to the Industry after a career break are also particularly welcome.

If you have any access requirements for the application process or the mentoring programme, please email us.


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

Deadline for applications - Friday 9th September 2022 (Midnight). 

Testimonials 

The mentoring more than met my expectations. [my mentor] was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable and offered both advice and gave me exercises to do at home to help improve my skills which were valuable. I felt that having a mentor helped give me more confidence in the skills I already have as well as help me improve and focus in on areas I could expand upon. -  Elizabeth Caplen, Development Researcher 

It's definitely been helpful…My crossroads was about which direction to take next in my TV career. It's led to quite a radical change - I have taken a side step and rather than working as a producer in TV production, I'm now working as a producer for a motion graphics and animation studio. However, the studio I work for does a lot of work for TV - so I am still in the TV world – Daniel Sinclair, Producer 

I have been out of the industry for a long time, and I am much older.. the mentoring did help me gain a much better appreciation of…how the industry has changed, my strengths and weaknesses, how I could realistically navigate my way back – Amir Jamal, PD 

It was really useful to have someone to report progress to and have regular meetings to stay on track
 – Lila Allen, PD 

 

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