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rad 2021

After a successful launch in 2019 with eight trainees placed at nine Scottish indies, rad returns even bigger and better for its second year.

rad 2021 offers an eight-month paid placement with a Scottish production company with monthly training sessions provided by TRC to help kick-start careers in television.

Increasing our intake from eight trainees to twelve trainees, we are also offering not just one but three roles this year: Researcher (Production/Development), Edit Assistant and Production Assistant.

The programme was specifically created for those who are under-represented in the TV industry: those either with a disability, and/or from black, Asian or ethnic minority communities and/or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

What’s more, training will also be provided for the host companies to develop and sustain equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The programme is funded by Screen Scotland, BBC Nations and Regions, Channel 4 and BBC Studios.

Margaret Scott and Claire Scally, joint MDs of TRC said:

“After a tumultuous year for everyone we’re delighted to be bringing rad back for the second year running. Once again, we’ve worked closely with production companies, broadcasters, our funding partners and a wide range of organisations promoting inclusivity to deliver rad. We are hugely excited to launch the second edition of rad with increased number of trainees and roles available.”

Taking part for a second time in the programme, IWC Media’s Lynne Sabey commented:

“IWC is delighted to be a part of rad again for 2021 after such a positive experience the first time around. The scheme provides an excellent launch pad for new talent and is vital to improving the diversity of the TV industry in Scotland.”

If you're interested in rad 2021 and would like to find out more, see our rad 2021 information page.

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Rachelle Gallagher

Rachelle Gallagher

Marketing Executive at TRC