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Diversity Genius

Diversity Genius, the CDN?s top tips toolkit, is here to help new and existing Diversity Pledge signatories drive ahead with their commitments. The Diversity Genius built on the work of the CDN Diversity Pledge, offering helpful aide memoires, suggested actions to help production companies with the constituent actions within the Pledge, and comprehensive lists of talent and training schemes from…

TV gets serious about diversity

The UK independent television sector is making an even greater commitment to diversity on and off the screen with new companies signing up to a ground-breaking training scheme. The Indie Diversity Scheme was launched in January 2013. Supported by Creative Access, it aims to connect independent production companies with people from under-represented groups. Companies offer a paid six-month internship, giving…

Support for companies

Creative Skillset is passionate about diversity within the creative industries and addressing gaps of underrepresentation within the workforce. Its diversity strategy underpins the support and funding for training that companies can access to take action. Creative Skillset company support Access to funding for organisations Support for companies across the nations & regions Useful links and case studies?with regard to helping…

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships can open the pool of talent entering the creative industries. This diversity of recruitment ensures that our future workforce is more representative of the population, bringing fresh ideas, talent and experience. Apprenticeships give employers in the creative industries the chance to mould the fresh ideas and enthusiasm of a new generation into a highly skilled and motivated workforce. The…

Taking Action

                                  We believe there should be a better representation of the UK?s diverse society in the television and broadcast industry. Diversity isn?t only about ethnicity, it?s also about gender, sexuality, disability and social background. Having a diverse crew, production or workplace is a major…

Diversity Pledge

The Diversity Pledge?is a public commitment by independent production companies, in-house producers and other suppliers to take measurable steps to improve diversity in the?TV?industry. The CDN launched the industry-wide Diversity Pledge?with Pact in 2009. The pledge is split into four sections covering different aspects of diversity with practical suggestions on how to improve representation. The approach is flexible ? it?s…

Equality and Diversity Policy Template

Please use the template below: [Company name] recognises that diversity and inclusion help to support creativity and innovation: they are an essential ingredient in a successful television company. We are committed to encouraging diversity and inclusion and to ensuring there is no discrimination in our company. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society. We…