A brand-new training scheme that aims to give opportunities to Deaf film makers has been launched, in a partnership between ITV SignPost and BSLBT

The first two Deaf trainees, Raza Hussain and Ruaridh Lever-Hogg, were selected after a tough assessment day.  They will spend the next year gaining a variety of skills, working across a range of programmes. 

Director of SignPost, Kenny Toal, added: "This is a fantastic example of collaboration between ITV and BSLBT and provides an amazing opportunity for the trainees. They will be working across all sorts of programmes and doing a range of tasks.  We hope this trainee scheme will provide opportunities to Deaf filmmakers and encourage more to pursue their careers within the television industry."

BSLBT’s Head of Commissioning, Maggie Swinfen,said: "I attended the assessment day for the scheme and was inspired by the quality of the candidates. I congratulate Raza and Ruaridh and look forward to following their progress on this exciting new initiative." 


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