Published on: 16 November 2015 in Career Development

BBC New Directors’ Training Scheme: Holby City and Casualty

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Earlier this year BBC Drama, supported by Creative Skillset and Directors UK, announced a training scheme for new directors. They are now inviting applications for the second intake which aims to place directors on Holby City and Casualty. Applications are open until midday on Monday 30 November and you can apply here.

As part of their training, successful candidates will receive a full credit on one episode of their assigned programme. If the director has shown that they can meet the standards required, the show aims to hire them within 9 months for a full directorial commission.  It is the ambition of BBC Drama that this will be the first step of an ongoing partnership with each of these directors; and, as their careers develop, so will their relationship with the BBC and the wider television drama community. 

They are looking for directors who are passionate about the show they are applying for. Consequently, candidates should be able to show a solid knowledge of their chosen show if they are invited to interview.

There will be two trainee director spots available on Holby City and Casualty respectively and applications are open to anyone who meets the terms and conditions outlined below; however, it is likely that priority will be given to directors with AT LEAST one directing credit for a 30 minute piece of broadcast television drama.

The selection panel will include: Anne Edyvean (Head of BBC Writersroom), Simon Nelson (Development Producer, BBC Writersroom), a team of experienced TV directors and BBC Execs from Holby City and Casualty.

Full details on how to apply can be found on the BBC Writers Room website here.

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