Do you want to work in TV?
rad is a paid eight month traineeship within a Scottish independent television production company which includes full training throughout the placement.
The programme is aimed at those who are under-represented in the TV industry: those either with a disability, from black, Asian or ethnic minority communities or from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Applications for rad 2021 are now closed. We have selected our trainees for 2021. Be the first to know when applications open again by signing up to our mailing list.
What's on offer from rad?
Plus regular workshops from TRC on subjects such as:
We have selected our trainees for 2021. Be the first to know when applications open again by signing up to our mailing list.
rad 2021 trainees
Meet the delegates of TRC's rad 2021 TV training programme.
BBC Science & Docs
Red Sky Productions
BBC Science and Documentaries
Hello Halo Productions
BBC River City
Raise The Roof
rad 2019 trainee feedback
TRC’s rad programme changed my life. Without this programme I think my journey to this level of confidence and
competence would have taken so much longer and
been so much harder.James Macleod
If you told me a year ago that I would be working as a researcher for a company that's been nominated for Best Indie, I would probably have cried. I am beyond glad I applied to this scheme.Annie Butcher
To me, someone without Cerebral Palsy would be stronger, faster and have more endurance to handle the industry. TRC Media’s RAD programme allowed me to believe when I couldn’t believe in myself.Chris Walker
It has been truly life changing! I feel like I've learned so much more in these last few months than I've done in a lifetime. I've always been interested in being involved in TV and now here I am doing it!Sean Dunlop
Rad has undoubtedly launched my career. This time last year I was working in a pharmacy, unable to get a start in TV and now I'm working on a 10 part series for BBC One that I helped develop.Charlotte Hall
Before I always felt like my diversity was written on my face and I had to do everything to hide it; now I feel like I have found a way to be confident and skillful without losing my identity.Liga Gutane
We interviewed our rad alumni to hear their experience of the programme in these short case studies.
Charlotte Hall was placed with Matchlight in 2018 and has went on to work for Red Sky, Raise and Roof and Tuesday's Child. Hear about her experience of rad here.
Annie Butcher was placed with Mentorn adn Firecracker in 2018 and has went on to work for Beezr Studios, BBC Scotland and The One Show. Hear about her experience of rad here.
Rhiannon worked as a Trainee Researcher at BBC Studios as part of the rad programme.
Jacqui Hayden is Development Director at Matchlight and was a mentor on the pilot scheme of rad.
Meet the Delegates: rad 2021
Meet the delegates of TRC's rad 2021 TV training programme. Introducing the class of rad 2021... in their own words!
Rad shortlisted for Herald Diversity Awards
TRC has made the shortlist for the Rising Star Diversity Awards at this year's Glasgow awards!
rad welcomes record number of applicants from diverse backgrounds
We have launched our TV traineeship rad for the second year in a row with a 41% increase in applications.