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Skills & Training

Aim High

Aim High, the new entrant training scheme for aspiring TV producers, is back! Northern Ireland Screen and BBC Northern Ireland are looking for motivated and passionate storytellers to take part in this prestigious training scheme. We want creative people who can bring fresh ideas to programme-making, but not necessarily people with academic qualifications.

There are 10 places available and we expect a high level of competition. If you gain a place on Aim High you will be given an 18 month contract (minimum wage) and have the opportunity to work on national and international television projects. We will train and develop you for a career in the media and you will be assigned a senior industry mentor. You will be expected to work unconventional hours and to tight deadlines and you must be able to work flexibly.

Applicants will initially be invited to complete an online assessment. From there, shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an assessment centre where they will be evaluated in both team and individual tasks.

The best 15 candidates from the assessment centre will then go on to complete an intensive two week training boot camp where they will be introduced to the craft of storytelling for national and international television production. At the end of the two week boot camp, the 10 candidates showing the most potential will be placed on the scheme in which they will undertake a series of placements in a variety of independent production companies and BBC Northern Ireland. The 5 candidates who don’t secure a position on the scheme will still be provided with invaluable training from the very best of Northern Irish industry talent. This training will set up candidates for a career in the industry, and will remain on Northern Ireland Screen’s radar for future trainee positions.

Past placements have included: Stellify Media, Waddell Media, Erica Starling Productions, Double Band Productions, Below The Radar TV and Alleycats Films.

Applications are currently closed.

Click here to see what previous Aim High trainees think of the scheme.

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For further information please email Paula Campbell, Skills Executive.

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