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High-End TV skills fund announces 25-strong ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ programme cohort

Three TV professionals from the North West are among the new cohort of 25 future senior leaders, from all parts of the UK and nominated by industry, on the High-end TV Skills Fund’s Leaders of Tomorrow inclusion focused programme.

Producer Aimee Whelan and camera operators Elizabeth Royse and Robert Hart will be joining Leaders of Tomorrow, a three-year leadership programme providing the tools and training to mid-level professionals across different specialisms in high-end TV.

The programme will help them progress to head of department, above the line, or other senior decision-making leadership roles in the future.

This is the third cohort of mid-level high-end TV crew, spotted and recommended by senior peers, to undertake the three-year training that will help shape their development into leadership roles. The High-end TV Skills Fund aims to encourage diversity within these senior positions through the training, providing industry with skilled leaders ready for management.

The Leaders of Tomorrow programme’s ambition is to support talented individuals, from across the nations and regions, move towards long term career progression and encourages diversity within industry leadership roles. Now in its third year, the programme will provide the future leaders, across all departments, with comprehensive mentoring, masterclasses and paid on-the-job training over the next three years.

Twenty-four places on the programme are being supported by the High-end TV Skills Fund with industry contributions from high-end TV productions, with Sky funding an additional place.

Kaye Elliott, Director of High-end Television, ScreenSkills said: “With a third cohort embarking on the High-end TV three-year Leaders of Tomorrow inclusion focused programme, this long-term investment is already delivering impact by supporting and empowering individuals to move into leadership roles, which will help change the make-up of those in decision making and hiring roles in the future all across the UK. I am confident that these talented individuals, hand-picked by industry for their achievements and potential, are going to make a real difference across different departments and grades as they progress their careers.”

Rebecca O’Connor, Director of Production, Sky Studios added: “We’re delighted to once again be partnering on the High-end TV Skills Fund’s Leaders of Tomorrow programme which enables mid-level talent to confidently step up and fulfil their potential. We are excited to see how this cohort progresses and enters the industry as leaders of the future.”

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