Learner of the Year Award

Learner of the Year Award 2019

Jena Hunter receives Learner of the Year Award 2019The recipient of the 2019 Learner of the Year Award was Jena Hunter, a member of the BECTU Sector of Prospect.

Jena was chosen as 2019 Learner of the Year because of her commitment to her continuing learning journey through union learning. To expand her skillset and grow her professional experience, Jena has undertaken a range of BECTU Vision short training courses, including Scottish Mental Health First Aid and the accredited Managing Safety in Film and Television Productions.

The Collaborative Leadership and HR for Production People courses equipped Jena with skills and best practice to use in her work to promote fairer workplaces. Jena has also developed her freelance skills with courses such as Key Communication Skills for Film and TV and Finance for Freelancers.

Following her learning journey, Jena has now made the move from factual into drama production. She is now working on the largest high-end television production in Scotland, the internationally renowned series Outlander. Jena has put on record her gratitude to BECTU for the continuing support provided to her and her peers which has given them increased confidence to fulfil their jobs to a very high standard.