BBC Academy and Creative Skillset have joined forces to launch the pilot scheme offering free career advice to 80 television freelancers.
They will get two 30-minute sessions with experienced professionals to discuss their career. As well as the Salford sessions, there are other around the country in London, Bristol, Cardiff and Glasgow in November and December.
They are open to freelancers working in factual TV production with a minimum of three credits. The BBC Academy hopes to extend the scheme in 2015.
Sarah Wood, who will head up the pilot, said: “It is up to each person to decide what we focus on in his or her sessions. We can revamp their CV, role play interview scenarios, discuss possible training options or look at training schemes – it’s totally up to them.”
Places for TV freelancers are being offered on a first come, first served basis. To apply, click here.