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Founded by renowned producer Tally Garner in 2014, Mam Tor is based in London and Glasgow, and focuses on high-end, contemporary, and original returning series.

Working predominantly with new talent, women, and other underrepresented groups, its latest series, Chloe, was a success across BBC One and Amazon Prime Video when it aired in 2022.

Job purpose

The main objective of the trainee scheme is to support the trainee in building a broad profile of skills in scripted drama development. Mam Tor are a team with an extensive background in script editing and development and therefore have a range of key skills to share.

The second objective of the trainee scheme is to develop in the trainee the necessary skills to support the team and the development of projects, which in turn will equip them with the experience they need to go on to other junior drama development roles and work in a collaborative team environment.

12-month contract starting April 2024. 10:00am – 6:00pm, Monday to Friday.


  • Reading submissions and managing the submissions list
  • Identifying new writing talent
  • Providing feedback on development projects
  • Attending meetings with writers
  • Taking meeting notes and assisting with the collation of writer-facing development notes
  • General team administration
  • Where possible the trainee will be given the opportunity to shadow on projects to give a greater insight into the development process

Knowledge & skills

  • At least 1 year script reading experience
  • Experience working in scripted drama development
  • Passion for scripted drama, in particular British drama
  • Excellent time management and can prioritise work according to deadlines
  • Hands on, proactive approach to work
  • Excellent attention to detail

We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.