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Pact Indie Diversity Training Scheme - Q&A with Ashleigh Bossman

We asked Ashleigh Bossman, an alumnus from the 2017 Pact Indie Diversity Training Scheme, to tell us about her six months on the scheme and her time working at EndemolShine...

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST DAY LIKE?

First day was really easy going. Started at 10am but left enough time to get there early. I was greeted by my mentor and she introduced me to the team and gave me a tour of the office. The agenda for the day was to watch Murder in Successville on iPlayer, so I had a refresher for the location shoot which took place two days later. I also watched shows on YouTube, researched American Women Sheriffs, read a draft script and was given an overview of what ideas were in development. Busy but relaxing day! 

HAD YOU ANY EXPERIENCE BEFORE YOU STARTED?

University degree and work experience / local media internship. 

WHAT WAS THE BEST THING ABOUT THE SCHEME?

Building contacts, training with ITF, using skills in working environment, catch ups with mentor and being in EndemolShine Family. 

WHAT WAS THE MOST UNUSUAL THING YOU WERE ASKED TO DO?

I was asked to be costume assistant on shoot and help the actors get changed! 

WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO DO AFTERWARDS?

Stay in the EndemolShine family and progress in my TV career. Thanks thinkBIGGER!, PACT and ITF!

Applications for the 2018 Pact Indie Diversity Training Scheme are now open and close at midnight on Friday 15th December 2017.

If you'd like to find out more about the scheme and how to apply please visit: http://bit.ly/IDTSjd

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