Rhiannon, from Grierson DocLab 2018 on securing her researcher placement with Rad.

2018 DocLab alumnus, Rhiannon Walsh has recently started a 10 month researcher placement with BBC Scotland, through TRC's 'rad' training programme.

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Rad is aimed at groups who are typically under-represented in the TV industry: those either with a disability, from black, Asian or ethnic minority communities or from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme is funded by BBC Nations and Regions, Channel 4, Scottish Enterprise, Screen Scotland and the Scottish Government’s Workplace Equality Fund.

Rhiannon was one of just nine trainees selected from over 220 applications.

Rhiannon said:

"Last year I was one of the candidates involved in Grierson DocLab. It was an incredible opportunity to be involved in a programme which equips you with the knowledge on how best to get into TV and film and ultimately lit a fire in my belly as to what I could see myself doing. The Grierson Trust gave me confidence in my abilities and provided me with industry knowledge that would be difficult to find elsewhere. As I suffer from chronic auto-immune conditions, I never thought the fast-paced life of TV would be an option for me, however, my involvement with Grierson has shown me that television is crying out for more diversity and was the driving force for me applying for the TRC rad programme. I'm looking forward to starting my career within the TV industry and have to thank The Grierson Trust for being my starting off point."

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Get started on your own career in TV and apply to Grierson DocLab 2019 now. Applications close Friday 15 March 5pm.

Published: 13 March 2019

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