FormatLab is a new training programme that aims to create the next wave of entertainment development talent for Scotland. It is a paid nine month traineeship and will include training opportunities, expert mentoring and industry placements within the development team of a Scottish independent television production company.

Previous experience in the television industry is not required as FormatLab seeks to recruit applicants from a wide variety of sectors and backgrounds.  However, to be eligible you will:

  • Have a demonstrable love of television, with a particular passion for game, quiz, talent and/or reality shows.
  • Be an innovative and original thinker, bubbling with ideas.
  • Have confidence in sharing your ideas and thoughts within a team.
  • Be able to participate in and commit to this development training programme for nine months in February/March 2022.
 
We are looking for diversity of voice, insights and experience.  Be expressive in your application and show us who you are. 
 
If you have any questions please check our web page or email: lynne.cowie@trcmedia.org

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 4th January (5pm).

Please be aware that this application form does not allow for saving and returning to.  You may wish to open a document to type your answers into and copy/paste them in once finished.  
Personal Information

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* 1. Contact Details

Eligibility

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* 2. Please confirm you have the right to work in the UK.
If you're not sure, you can check the official guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/prove-right-to-work

Employment history
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Please upload your CV here 

Your CV should give information on your previous work/ job roles / sectors you have work experience in
**PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME in the file name of your upload**

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* 3. Current or most recent employer:

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* 4. Tell us about your employment history/the types of jobs you've done in the past.

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* 5. Please rate the top three types of programme that you most enjoy (1 being most interested, 6 being least.)

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* 6. What are your three favourite Entertainment programmes on TV (past or present) and why?

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* 7. What was your least favourite Entertainment TV programme that you've watched in the last (approx) 12 months?  Tell us what you did not like about it and why/what, if anything, you would do differently. (Max. 300 words)

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* 8. Tell us about something you have done/written that demonstrates your creativity. (Max.500 words) (Examples might include creating an event, blog, short film, podcast, TV content, music video, social media content, captivating marketing campaign or something totally different.) 

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* 9. Tell us why your skills, personality and/or experience make you a good candidate for FormatLab.  What can you bring to Entertainment production in Scotland? (Max. 250 words)

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* 10. Please tick this box if you would like to be added to TRC's mailing list for news of upcoming training programmes, events and workshops.

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* 11. How did you hear about FormatLab?

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FormatLab is funded by:

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Information collected via this online form is hosted by Survey Monkey (privacy-policy) and saved to TRC's secure internal system. The information supplied in this application form will never be shared with third parties. Your application will be stored securely until July 2022 when it will be deleted. You can ask to obtain a copy of the data TRC store on you at any time.  If you have any questions please contact projectmanager@trcmedia.org

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