The Programme, which is funded and supported by Creative Skillset, Disney and Escape Studios, focuses on supporting women in the VFX and animation industries to achieve their potential.
Taking place over six sessions every two weeks in central London, the course will address the challenges and barriers facing women in the industry and aims to provide strategic career management.
Charlene Haywood, production coordinator in children’s animation, who took part in the 2016 programme commented, “The Achieve Programme has been pivotal to my career as a production coordinator for Children’s Animation, and also in helping me achieve my long-term goals. The skills, connections and job opportunities that have been afforded to myself and others on the workshops is invaluable. It felt like I had reached the next stage in my career over those two weeks, which resulted in two years worth of guaranteed work at the end. Something that would not have happened outside of the connections I made on the Programme.”
The course is run by accredited executive coach, Marianne O’Connor and experienced coach, facilitator and trainer specialising in women’s leadership development, Jan Armstrong.
Beth Parker, co-chair animation, Animated Women UK said, “The past few months have put women’s position in the workplace right in the spotlight. Finally our voices are being heard, and The Achieve Programme aims to support women to find the platform that will ensure their voices continue to be loud and proud. I am immensely proud of what The Achieve Programme represents and to provide women in the animation industry with the tools to help them progress within their careers.”
Applications are accepted until 31 January 2018 and a total of 24 participants will be taken on.
Applicants of all levels are accepted and fees for the Achieve Programme costs £225 for Senior participants, £175 for mid level and £75 for junior level for the full set of sessions. For more information visit http://www.animatedwomenuk.com/animated-women-achieve-programme/ .