Editorial

“If we want to speak to everyone, we need to look like everyone. TF1 wants to show the way in fighting discrimination and promoting equal opportunities. Words alone are not enough, so we translate our words into action through the TF1 Foundation. We are proud to say that for many years now, we have been actively working to break down social barriers and celebrate diversity – and we have made a real difference.”

Samira Djouadi, TF1 Foundation CEO

The TF1 Foundation

The TF1 Foundation is bubbling with ideas to tackle all forms of discrimination, promote mutual aid initiatives, and encourage equal opportunities. We are convinced that businesses thrive when their people come from a diverse range of backgrounds. That’s why for more than ten years, we have been creating job opportunities for young people from deprived neighbourhoods. We help them to build a network of contacts, support them through their studies and career decisions, and back their business start-up plans. In doing so, we help break down stereotypical attitudes towards deprived areas and open up dialogue. Led by our CEO Samira Djouadi, we are driven by a common aspiration: to let all talents shine !

Our actions

Job opportunities

It isn’t easy for youngsters from deprived neighbourhoods to break into the media industry. Even though they’re motivated and keen, they face two obstacles: they lack work experience, and face discrimination from some employers because of their backgrounds. So we give qualified youngsters from deprived areas a springboard to a career in the media sector.

Entrepreneurship

Many young entrepreneurs from deprived neighbourhoods struggle to succeed with business start-ups. So with our partners, we have developed schemes to support them as they take control of their future.

Mentorship and tutoring

Career journeys start early – so what happens in school is crucial. The TF1 Foundation works with non-profits, the government and selected private-sector initiatives, and encourages TF1 employees to mentor school students from deprived neighbourhoods.

Access to LinkedIn and Facebook

Our partners

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Centre de Formation et de Perfectionnement des Journalistes (CFPJ)

Every year, in partnership with the journalist training college Centre de Formation et de Perfectionnement des Journalistes, the TF1 Foundation offers a two-year apprenticeship to ten young recruits, who are trained by our News division. Since the TF1 Foundation was created, more than 120 youngsters have joined the TF1 group. And out of the first eight intakes, 93% found a job (52% with the TF1 group).

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