Proudly supporting Grierson Trust’s Doc Lab
The Grierson DocLab is a new entrant training scheme for 18-25 year olds who are seeking to work in factual TV. Trainees come from different backgrounds, represent different regions of the UK, some are graduates who have studied a wide range of disciplines, with a few non-graduates amongst the mix. What they all share is a passion for the documentary genre, but translating this to a CV and covering letter is not necessarily an easy task.
“For the last 3 years, trainees have benefited from the generous support of Blueberry Creatives through one-2-one CV clinics with Irantzu Lau-Hing Fan. Each in-depth, bespoke session has been, without question, a great experience for each individual. They have had to dig deep to articulate and express the ‘why’ they want to work in the industry and through the careful and considered support from Irantzu, they have each time been able to come up with a well crafted expression of that. What stands out is the time and space that Irantzu gives everyone. It is never rushed and the feedback from trainees is always fantastic. For some, it will have been the first time they have had to do this deep thinking. By the end of the process, they have created a great CV, produced a hit list of production companies to approach and their resolve that this is the right career for them strengthened. A big thanks to Irantzu and her team to make this happen for our trainees and alumni.”
Yen Yau, Doc Lab’s Outreach Programme Manager