TRC's rad programme for trainee TV researchers from diverse backgrounds has made the shortlist for this year's Herald and GenAnalytics national Diversity Awards.
rad is a 10-month training course where trainees are paid to work full time with a Scottish TV production company and supported to learn the skills needed to help them become a professional television researcher.
The traineeship is aimed at groups who are typically under-represented in the TV industry: those either with a disability, from black, Asian or ethnic minority communities or from disadvantaged backgrounds. Candidates must be over 18, but there is no upper age limit, meaning that it is open to those considering a career change or returning to work. The programme is funded by BBC Nations and Regions, Channel 4, Scottish Enterprise, Screen Scotland and Scottish Government’s Workplace Equality Fund.
Rad has been shortlisted in the 'Rising Star' category at the this year's awards, which recognise the success of companies and organisations, individuals, third sector organisations and community groups who are demonstrating a strong commitment and track record of achievement in ensuring that everyone in our society has the opportunity to fulfil their ambitions, aspirations and potential.
We're over the moon to be shortlisted alongside some other brilliant organisations in Scotland and are excited to meet those also attending the awards ceremony on 9th October.