Breaking the Frame: Diversity, discrimination and talent in entry-level British TV production trainee schemes

Authors: David Lee, Irena Grugulis, Cassandra Kill and Kate Nash

Published: February 2024

This report critically examines training schemes in the British television industry, with a detailed examination of one particular production trainee scheme run by a major national broadcaster, which for the purposes of anonymity we are calling the ‘Screencraft Traineeship Programme’ (STP). The report offers insights into the challenges faced by trainees and the complex dynamics of diversity, skills and inclusion/exclusion within the industry.

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