Alma's Not Normal Trainees with Sophie

Stories Of Care Production Assistants join the Alma’s Not Normal Training Programme

We’re very excited to announce that Sophie Willan’s brand new BBC Two sitcom, Alma’s Not Normal, has put together a paid training programme for young people from low income and Care Experienced backgrounds: recruiting a brilliant team of trainees, including some of our very own, Stories Of Care alumni.

Following a fiercely competitive process, our girls Beatrice Kabera and Susie Hadaway, who were originally Stories Of Care participants and are now paid company members, were selected as part of a dynamic team of young people ready to learn all things tele!

The trainees will work in specific departments across the programme including producing, art, costume, makeup, camera, location and production departments.

The work is full time and paid at living wage. The job will be based primarily in Bolton but will involve some filming in Manchester and will run from pre-production right through to the end of filming.

Sophie Willan, founder of Stories Of Care and creator of Alma’s Not Normal, said,

“We’ve recruited an excellent team of Care Experienced young people who are smart, vibrant and really want to learn more about the industry. I’m so pleased that Stories Of Care company members, Beatrice and Susie, are part of what makes this such a dynamic group.