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Useful links

If you are looking for jobs, opportunities, training or talent schemes here are some useful links to help you on your journey. If you employ and/or make programmes the following groups can provide you with specialist advice or help you connect with diverse talent or communities.


Access to Work is the government programme which can help if your health or disability affects the way you do your job. It gives you and your employer advice and support with extra costs which may arise because of your specific needs:
https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work

Ability Media is an initiative from Leonard Cheshire Disability, designed to help talent emerge and achieve greater representation of disabled people working in the media and creative industries:
http://www.lcdisability.org/abilitymedia

Arrival Education is a social enterprise providing development programmes for young people from deprived backgrounds, working with some of UK’s leading independent production companies across broadcast & digital media:
http://www.arrivaleducation.com/

Business in the Community campaigns include Opportunity Now – empowering employers to accelerate change for women in the workplace – and Race for Opportunity – which is committed to improving employment opportunities for ethnic minorities across the UK:
http://diversity.bitc.org.uk/

Business Disability Forum helps to build disability-smart organisations to improve business performance by increasing confidence, accessibility, productivity and profitability:
http://businessdisabilityforum.org.uk/

Creative Access provides opportunities for paid internships in the creative industries for talented young people from under-represented Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds:
http://creativeaccess.org.uk/

Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion is the UK’s leading employer network covering all aspects of equality and inclusion issues in the workplace:
http://www.enei.org.uk

InterMedia was set up by Creative Skillset’s LGBT employee group Powwa (Part Of Who We Are) and Stonewall in 2012. An LGBT network group for people working in the media and creative industries. InterMedia aims to provide a comfortable forum for networking, forming new professional contacts, finding jobs and business opportunities, both via regular events and a group on LinkedIn – InterMedia – a social/media LGBT network
Join us on facebook for more conversations – InterMedia on facebook

MAMA Youth Project (MYP) aims to equip disadvantaged and marginalised young people with the skills and experience that will help them to secure long-term and fulfilling employment:
http://www.mamayouthproject.org.uk/

Media Parents is a website and organisation which helps freelance working parents or anyone who wants to work flexibly to balance the demands of media and other commitments, and to make it easier for employers to find this highly skilled and experienced part of the media workforce:
http://www.mediaparents.co.uk/

Scene TV is an online platform promoting diversity and challenging perceptions, for those who are already working in TV or pursuing a career in the industry:
http://scenetv.co.uk/

Stonewall is the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual charity which also works with media and television industry to promote positive representation and inclusion of LGB people both onscreen and within the workplace:
http://www.stonewall.org.uk/

Telly Talk London run a series of networking events for people already, or aspiring to, work in the television industry.  The events feature brilliant speakers from the television industry and attendees are encouraged to ask questions and seek advice in a supportive and inspiring environment.  All proceeds from the events go to Mind, the mental health charity.  Follow them on twitter @TellyTalkLondon and visit their website for information on upcoming events:
www.tellytalklondon.co.uk

TV Collective is a community interest company dedicated to promoting the creative and commercial value diversity adds primarily to the British TV and film industries:
http://www.thetvcollective.org/
http://www.visablepeople.com/

Women in Film & TV is the leading membership organisation for women working in creative media in the UK:
http://www.wftv.org.uk/

Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation. The charity helps working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work:
http://www.workingfamilies.org.uk/