Career Resources

Kickstart Your Career in TV

Applying for The Network and gaining a place on the scheme is a money-can’t-buy opportunity to kickstart your career in television.

However, there are also plenty of other resources available online to help you progress in the world of TV. The organisations listed below offer advice, training and access to industry events, many of which are free or discounted for new entrants. Broadcasters and production companies’ websites are obviously an ideal place to look for job listings and work experience placements, but many also have helpful career sections with application tips, videos and articles.

Our 2017 So You Want To Get Into Broadcasting? session is packed full of advice about starting out in TV from a panel of industry experts. You can also check out some of our top career tips, produced to help our Networkers take their first big step in their TV career. Though it’s written specifically with Network alumni in mind, many of the tips will be relevant to any new starter in the television industry.

RTS Futures

RTS Futures has resources to help people the early stages of their career to progress and learn about different areas of television. They also run regular events.


4Talent runs work experience, apprenticeships, training schemes and industry talent schemes at Channel 4 and the production companies who make their programmes.

BBC Writersroom

BBC Writersroom works with and develops new and experienced writers. Their 'Opportunities' page lists upcoming opportunities for writers around the UK.

Creative Skillset

Creative Skillset runs apprenticeships and traineeships. Their website provides information about starting a career in TV, and the different roles in the TV industry.

ITV Careers

ITV Careers offers work experience, apprenticeships and traineeships.

Indie Training Fund

Indie Training Fund runs courses for freelancers and production companies.


BECTU is the media and entertainment union. They run events and training, and have resources for freelancers.

BBC Careers

BBC Careers offers work experience, apprenticeships and traineeships.


BAFTA provides scholarships and runs events and professional development programmes for people at all levels of the TV industry.


Pact runs the Indie Diversity Training Scheme, a six-month paid entry-level scheme for diverse people who want to work in TV. Their website also has resources for disabled talent.

Creative Access

Creative Access helps young people from BAME backgrounds get paid internships in the creative industries.

The Film & Television Charity

The Film & Television Charity has awards and scholarships available to support emerging talent in the TV industry.

Four Corners

Four Corners offers training courses and access to mentorship and placements. They encourage BAME, female and disabled people, and people from disadvantaged backgrounds, to seek a career in TV and film.


InterMedia is a networking group for LGBT people in the media. They have a mentoring scheme.

Mama Youth Project

MAMA Youth Project runs training projects to equip young people (18-25) with the skills and experience necessary to secure long-term employment in the TV and media industry.

Media Trust

Media Trust runs programmes which train young people in multimedia journalism.

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