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Transforming Hidden Talent

Date: 21 September 2018 — 31 December 2018

For many 16-25 year olds, working in the media is a dream career. Yet, the prospect of making it in the creative media industry can seem daunting, especially if you don't know where to start. If you work in the creative media industry and are interested in becoming a mentor read more about it here

Our Transforming Hidden Talent programme, as part of the Queens Young Leaders, creates amazing opportunities for young people in London, Manchester and Birmingham who are interested in the creative and media industries.

By connecting 16-25 year olds with top creative organisations, the programme gives an inside view into what it’s like working in the media industry.

We are looking for people who are keen to work in the creative industries but who may not have come across the right opportunities yet.

Your talent could be what the media industry is missing. Join the Transforming Hidden Talent programme and kickstart your career path to a job in the media.

Getting work-ready

Each year, 100 young people are recruited onto to the Transforming Hidden Talent initiative across London, Manchester and Birmingham.

By taking part, each person is matched with an experienced professional working in the creative or media industry.Via their mentor they will receive one-to-one personalised career support.

Participants also benefit from help developing their CV, preparing for interviews and the opportunity to practice networking skills, whilst making new contacts within the media industry.


As well as their individual mentorships, Transforming Hidden Talent offers exciting workshops with top media companies, from podcasting to advertising to filmmaking.

Media Trust will be on hand to support mentees and their mentors throughout the project.


Apply to get involved 


Media Trust : London, Manchester and Birmingham

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