The ScreenSkills Mentoring Programme is now open and is seeking applicants from outside London. The Programme seeks to support mentees from underrepresented groups, as well as tackling skills gaps as identified by BFI and ScreenSkills research. ScreenSkills are currently only taking applications from mentees based outside of London and the South East.

Mentoring is a personal and professional development partnership in which a mentor shares their experience and knowledge with a mentee who wants to grow and progress: it’s a two-way confidential partnership of development, dialogue, learning and challenge. If you are interested in becoming a mentor yourself, please click here.

The ScreenSkills Mentoring Programme runs across all sectors of the screen industry- film, television, animation, VFX and games- and across the UK.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants should be:

  • based outside of London and the South East
  • at an early or experienced career stage (please click here to see the ScreenSkills definitions of career stage). This includes those at an early or experienced career stage in another industry who have skills that transfer into screen. Please note that this is not currently open to those at entry-level or students. If you are just entering the screen industries, still figuring out your career path and working towards your first professional credits, this programme is not yet open to you.
  • seeking mentoring in behind the camera roles. Please note that we cannot match those in front of camera roles, including actors and performers. Due to demand they are not currently offering mentoring in writing.
  • taken the mentoring for mentees e-learning module

Mentoring Programme guidelines

  • Mentoring partnerships take place for six hours over six months.
  • Once you are matched you will be offered guidance and support to ensure you are able to give and get the best from mentoring.
  • Please note that, due to the high number of applicants, we are not able to find suitable mentors for everyone
  • Mentoring interactions may need to take the form of remote meetings as per government guidelines
  • The mentoring programme is only open to those currently resident in the UK and who expect to be resident in the UK for the duration of the partnership

Apply now

The ScreenSkills Mentoring Programme is accepting new applications until Thursday, November 4th, or until 100 applications have been received. Please note that they cannot guarantee a mentoring match for all applicants. The programme remains open to mentors.

If you do identify a mentor yourself and you both agree to form a mentoring partnership and would like the support of ScreenSkills, please email You will need the agreement of your mentor in order to join.

If you have any access requirements you would like ScreenSkills to be aware of, please email


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