Second intake of High End TV return to work programme

Flexible working champion Media Parents is partnering with Creative Skillset to provide FREE return to work training for eight production freelancers in High End TV drama and one from Children’s TV.

Applications are open again for regional training which will be offered in Manchester or Bristol according to demand, from late November. Applications are open now and will close on Friday 17 November.  

Freelancers who have taken a career break for childcare and would like help to return to work in High End scripted TV or Children’s TV should contact Media Parents for an application form before November 17. Roles covered include but are not limited to

  • Producer
  • Line Producer
  • Production Manager
  • Production Coordinator
  • Production Assistant  
  • Production Secretary

The course offers paid returnships, mentoring, job-specific refresher training, confidence and presentation coaching, and attendance at an industry conference. Building on five years of success of the Media Parents Back to Work Scheme, this course offers all the tools needed to return to work with confidence in High End TV Drama or Children’s TV.

The first cohort of returners is already under way, having trained in Brighton and attended the Broadcast Commissioning Scripted Forum. Read about it here. Returning production manager Paula Watkins is already on work placement with Fudge Park Productions on BBC Two’s 'White Gold'. Fred Archer is also training alongside Paula and looking for a production assistant placement.

In addition to applicants for the scheme, Media Parents are seeking High End TV drama or Children’s TV production companies able to offer mentors and/or work placements for returners. Interested parties, please contact Media Parents.

The Media Parents Return to Work in High End TV Programme is supported by the High End TV Levy Fund, managed by Creative Skillset.


Sign up to our email newsletter for all the latest news and updates from across the screen-based creative industries to help your career, project or company.

Sign up