The ITV Academy is partnering with Creative Access to launch a new traineeship in memory of ITV Sport technical director, Roger Pearce, who died last year.
The successful candidate will be offered a 12-month contract to join ITV Sport’s technical team and gain experience of the technical production process as well as learn new skills with training from ITV Sport’s technical facilities providers, said the broadcaster.
Pearce worked at ITV for 43 years and as technical director was responsible for the technical planning and operational management of ITV Sport’s output including major events such as the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro Championships and the Rugby World Cup. He passed away while working at last year’s World Cup in Qatar.
Speaking about the traineeship, Sarah Howard, head of production operations, ITV Sport, said: “The news of Roger’s death shook the world of sports broadcasting. Roger would have been delighted to have this traineeship set up in his name. I can’t think of a better way of ensuring that his name lives on at ITV Sport.”
Applications close 26th November 2023, with the placement to begin in mid-January. More information is available here.