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

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.

Screenskills

ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills charity for the screen industries. They provide insight, career development and other opportunities to help grow and sustain the skilled and inclusive workforce.

ITV Careers

ITV Careers offers work experience, apprenticeships and traineeships.

Indie Training Fund

Indie Training Fund runs courses for freelancers and production companies.

BECTU

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

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

PACT

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

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.

SCENE TV

Scene TV aims to promote the inclusion of diverse talent and stories in television and film by showcasing short films and web series, profiling up and coming actors, writers, directors and highlighting training and support opportunities.

THE UNIT LIST

The Unit List is a jobs portal and industry, community resource. It's run by Jude Winstanley, a Television Production Manager with 15 years experience in the broadcast TV industry.

ACCESS ALL AREAS

Fremantle’s Access All Areas is an outreach programme looking to bring fresh, undiscovered, entry-level talent to the TV industry.

MEDIARGH

Mediargh offers advice, resources and support to people who are interested in media production as a career path. Mediargh also hosts one of the UK’s most active media job boards.

BRIGHTBULB

We believe great ideas can come from anywhere. We looking for creative minds to join our team at our offices in West London. The internship is initially a full-time 12 week contract, with 8 successful applicants starting 30th September 2019.

Project Noir

Project Noir are making significant changes to the current lack of representation in the creative industry by connecting a network of diverse talent with key players in media.

My First Job in TV

My First Job in TV is a community are for those looking to start their TV Careers. It is run by industry veteran Michelle Matherson. From job opportunities to mentoring and training.

TV Watercooler

TV Watercooler is a Job Sites Database which has details about various production company job pages, as well as links to job boards for entry level applicants trying to kickstart their career in television.

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