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Working with Create Jobs, we're proud to deliver Meet a Mentor: Behind the Lens; a four-month mentoring programme, funded by ScreenSkills.

The programme helps under-represented young people aged 18-26 to break into roles and progress their careers in the UK’s the creative and digital industries.

The Meet a Mentor programme began in London in 2016. It brings together young creatives with industry professionals who can help them on their chosen career path in the creative and digital industries. This is its first iteration in Wales, and an exciting development in our work with young people.

Who will take part?

We ran an open selection process in May 2020 and have paired 15 young people in Wales with 15 industry mentors. These mentors, who include producers, designers, set builders, editors, VFX and filmmakers, have worked across the film and screen industry.

Between July and October 2020, our mentees and mentors are taking part in regular one-to-one meetings and participating in skills-based experiences run by leading industry professionals.

The programme will culminate in a networking session for all participants including talks from inspirational speakers.

For future opportunities, keep an eye on our website.