The Diversity in Digital Mentoring Programme is now open to applicants until 14th February.
The programme, which will take place throughout 2020, will include sessions with a number of long-term clients of LiveWire Sport - Channel 4, Team GB, Wimbledon and a number of other world-class organisations.
As part of the programme, successful applicants will be offered a number of opportunities to develop their skills and learn more about the industry, with access to a year-round peer group of like-minded individuals and visits to supporting organisations.
Each participant will also be partnered with a mentor from the LiveWire Sport team for the year to provide additional support and advice.
The programme is largely remote-based and is designed to be supportive but unintrusive, so participants can continue to work during the programme.
Pranav Soneji, Director and Co-Founder at LiveWire Sport, said: “An audience as far reaching as sport should be represented by a workforce that is just as diverse. This programme is open to anyone who feels they have been overlooked or missed out on an opportunity because of a factor beyond their control. This could be for any number of reasons; beliefs, background, sexuality, race, disability, gender, all the way through to people facing financial, geographical, health, family or lifestyle challenges.
“Our industry serves a diverse audience across a number of platforms, so it is essential those working behind the scenes are just as representative.
“We hope this programme can help make a difference to talent that otherwise may not have had that chance, as well as improve the representation at our own agency.”
To apply, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and include four things:
- Full name
- Your story so far
- Challenges you have faced breaking into the industry
- Why you should join the Diversity in Digital Mentoring Programme
These can be supplied in email or video (max 2 minutes) – whichever you feel more comfortable with. Applicants must be over 18, have a UK address and be legally permitted to work in the UK. There is no maximum age limit.
Any questions, please also contact email@example.com.