Media Trust & Leo Burnett Reframing Disability Mentoring Programme

Media Trust and Leo Burnett have partnered to deliver this new mentoring programme for disabled talent entering the advertising industry.

We are very excited to be launching a new partnership with Leo Burnett to jointly move the dial on disabled talent in advertising. Our new Mentoring Programme will match 10 Disabled and/or Neurodivergent mentees at entry level or early stage in their careers with 10 senior mentors from across Leo Burnett UK.

This programme continues our work to ensure the media industry becomes more receptive to and representative of disabled talent.

The mentoring programme harnesses the knowledge and skills of 10 inspiring senior mentors from across Leo Burnett UK to support disabled advertising talent. Mentors and mentees will be matched and work one-on-one throughout the six-month virtual programme. The experience will provide both mentees and mentors with personal and professional development opportunities. Mentees and mentors will come together for monthly mentoring circles including webinars, panels, and skill-enhancement workshops.

Applications for the programme are now open!

Apply by Tuesday 3 October midday. 

Prospective mentees apply here

We are always looking for mentors for future programmes to support underrepresented creative industry talent. If you are interested, get in touch directly with [email protected].

The structure and content of this programme will be adjusted for accessibility, including but not limited to, BSL interpretation, live captioning, resources in other formats etc. Leo Burnett & Media Trust are also offering bursaries to support mentees with any further personal access needs to participate in the programme. These could be the cost of caring cover if you have caring responsibilities or the cost of appropriate support if you have a physical or mental health condition. Since the programme will be delivered online, if you need financial assistance to pay for enhanced mobile/WiFi connectivity, headphones, webcams etc, please let us know. 

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