New Sussex TV Company investing in young people

by | 15th February 2022 | Latest News

Lewes based TV production company, CHALK productions, takes on an apprentice thanks to funding from East Sussex Council and Edeal. Lilly Croucher, a graduate from the University of Brighton, has been working at CHALK for the last 5 months as a Kickstarter, now her apprenticeship will give her a NCTJ diploma in Journalism.

Not only is this an achievement for Lilly, but it also highlights the positive impact of the kickstart scheme and leads as an example of hope for youth employment in the Creative industries. Chalk Productions has hired a total of 5 new kick-starters and hopes to find permanent jobs for them all in the industry.

Lilly said, “I am so excited for this opportunity; I have wanted to be a journalist since I left school and now, I have the chance to start a career in television.”

A former winner of the Lewes District Council funded LEAP business start-up programme, CHALK productions make innovative content that uses storytelling to touch the hearts of the audience. They are currently working on a BBC Documentary about artist and disability campaigner Alison Lapper. Chalk also collaborates with companies to tell the stories behind their brand.

Founded in 2020 by award-winning BBC Producer and Director, Victoria Holden said, “In a creative business, having a wide range of diverse employees from all different backgrounds is so important as it reflects the real world and creates a wealth of ideas, something that’s so important in our business!”

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