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Apply to become a Mentee

ScreenSkills NextGen Prospects in association with NextGen Skills Academy is funded by the ScreenSkills Mentoring Network, supported by the BFI awarding National Lottery Funds as part of its Future Film Strategy. ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen industries. This mentoring programme brings together those already working in the creative industries with experienced industry mentors to work on personal and professional development.

What does it mean to be a ScreenSkills NextGen Prospects mentee?

This is an opportunity to take part in a free 6-months programme of professional development, you can work towards the next stage in your career with the expert support and guidance of a paired mentor. You'll also have regular workshops and contact with a leadership coach to help build confidence, clarify your goals, and to help you get the most out of the programme.

Mentoring is a partnership in which a mentor shares their experience and knowledge with a paired mentee who wants to grow and progress: it’s a two-way confidential partnership of development, dialogue, learning and challenge.

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What does the programme entail?

All successful mentees will have:

  • Regular contact for 6 months (at least once a month for 30 mins – 1 hour) with your paired industry mentor, this contact will take place remotely over video/phone calls and emails
  • Career workshops and contact with a leadership coach to help you make the most of having a mentor and to plan for your next career steps
  • Invite to a dedicated LinkedIn group to build your professional network

Apply Now

This mentoring programme invites applications from:

  • Entry level career starters who are starting out in screen industries with up to 2 years experience - Includes those currently working and studying as an apprentice
  • Early career professionals who are working to establish their career with between 2 and 5 years experience
  • Experienced industry professionals who are  progressing their career with between 5 and 10 years experience

Please see the ScreenSkills website for their definitions of career stages.

Apply Now

All applications must be made via the button above by Friday 3rd December 2021.

You can also download a PDF version of the survey to prepare your answers before completing the online form: ScreenSkills NextGen Prospects 2.0 (This is for reference only – please do not submit this form)

If your application is successful you will be matched and introduced to your mentor. Before this first introduction with a mentor all successful mentees will be asked to create a ScreenSkills profile and undertake the ScreenSkills’ Mentee E-Learning module.