TRC's TV training programme, rad is open for applications

TRC's rad is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who would love to work in television but hasn’t been able to find a way in or has faced a barrier to entry. Whether that barrier has been through race, disability or economic background – rad was created to dissolve those barriers.

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.

There are twelve positions available across three roles: Researcher, Edit Assistant and Production Assistant. For more information about each role, please see the rad roles and key skills information sheet or alternatively have a look at the relevant job profile on the ScreenSkills website.

You don’t have to apply to a specific role but here’s our quick guide to each one so you can tailor your application:

  • Do you have brilliant administrative experience and love talking to people? You could be perfect to develop your skills as a researcher.
  • Do you know your way round an edit suite or just a pro at iMovie Maker? Training as Edit Assistant role could be just for you.
  • Are you a whizz at spreadsheets or just love organising and have a great eye for detail? We would love to help you develop those skills into the role of Production Assistant.
  • The traineeship will continue within government COVID-19 guidelines, as both TRC and the host TV production companies are committed to delivering the programme and supporting the trainees. Please note, some working from home may be required.

How to apply

rad 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. If you require support to complete the application process TRC are happy to help, you can get in touch for support through the email listed on their website.

If you would like to apply, please read TRC's Application Guidelines before completing the application.

The deadline for applications is Friday 19 February 2021.