The RTS Futures Careers Fair is back with a host of exhibitors ready to help you kick start your career in television.
The RTS Futures Careers Fair is back with all the advice, help and information to kick start your career in television.
Don't miss this fantastic opportunity on Tuesday 6th February to take part in interview masterclasses, have your CV improved by professional employers and talk to the most influential creatives in the industry to help you get your first foot in the door in TV.
Find out more about the exhibitors from the RTS Futures Careers Fair 2018 to help plan your day at the unmissable TV careers event.
The BBC Academy is committed to promoting equality and diversity on their schemes and in developing a positive culture where everyone can develop to their full potential across the BBC. Successful applicants will be given a contract with the BBC and during this time they’ll train and develop you for a career in the media. By the end of the scheme you will have a range of skills and a sound understanding of the beginning-to-end process of programme-making.
BECTU is all about building a better workplace for workers in media and entertainment. They provide support for staﬀ and freelancers working across the TV sector, whether you’re making programmes or helping to deliver them to audiences. Work in TV oﬀers a host of creative opportunities but the challenges can be great. BECTU's members benefit from one-to-one and collective support as well as low-cost insurances, low-cost training, legal services and more. BECTU is a sector of Prospect. www.bectu.org.uk
4Talent supports young people to build great futures in the media industry. They have a range of opportunities to suit all interests, from roles in television production such as development, research and co-ordination to roles at a broadcaster like press, marketing, sales, commissioning, HR and cyber security.
Clearhead are moving image experts, working with brands and universities to create brave and strategic creative content. Understanding the context of change and communicating with the right people, their in-house production team and account managers work alongside clients to produce insight-led film and digital animation content.
Creative Access is a not-for-profit social enterprise, which helps young people from black, Asian & other non-white minority ethnic backgrounds find paid training opportunities in more than 300 different creative organisations and supports them into full time employment.
Creative Skillset works with the UK’s screen-based creative industries to develop skills and to improve access to talent. They do this through supporting training and skills and their social network, Hiive.co.uk, a digital community of creatives across the UK.
DiVA is a recruitment and training organisation specialising in creative and digital apprenticeships in the creative sector. DiVAs client list include well-known brands such as Universal Music, All3 Media, Shed Media, Warner Music, the Southbank centre and a host of other creative companies. Over 87% of DiVA Apprentices are offered a permanent job following their apprenticeship.
DV Talent & Talent Manager
The Talent Manager links the best in freelance TV, film and digital media talent with jobs in independent production companies and broadcasters, now with over 60,000 members.
DV Talent is one of the UK’s leading training providers for television, film and media professionals, with courses catering to all levels across the sector.
Edinburgh International Television Festival
As well as being one of Britain’s premier TV events, The Edinburgh International Television Festival is also committed to identifying and nurturing the next generation of talent, whatever their background. This is done through two free talent schemes, The Network and Ones to Watch, which aim to ensure that the people making TV are as diverse at the audience watching it.
It’s open to anyone aged 18+ who wants to kick start a career in TV – no experience needed! Gain a place on The Network, and you’ll spend four days in Edinburgh making contacts and learning practical TV skills from the best in the business. Plus, you’ll get access to our paid work placement pool, as well as a mentor from our Ones to Watch scheme. If you’re interested in applying for 2018, register now at bit.ly/NetworkReg2018.
Endemol Shine UK
Endemol Shine UK is the leading producer behind a diverse range of hits including entertainment formats, award winning drama and genre defining factual, producing over 2000 hours of content a year in the UK. Made up of 26 production companies and labels, recent shows include Hunted, Would I Lie to You?, Black Mirror, Broadchurch, Pointless, Big Brother, MasterChef and Tenable.
Labels within the UK Group include DSP, Dragonfly, Initial, Kudos, Remarkable Television, Sidney Street, Shine TV, Tiger Aspect, and Zeppotron to name but a few.
Envy Post Production
ENVY is one of the leading post houses in the UK working on Broadcast and Advertising. Based in London, they have in excess of 200 operational areas including off-line AVID, Online, Grading, Smoke, Flame, 3D and Audio, including a Dolby Atmos licensed studio. As part of ENVY’s commitment to train the next generation, they’ve forged links with Universities nationwide to offer education and support to young talent.
FremantleMedia UK encompasses a group of labels (Boundless, Euston Films, Retort and Talkback Thames) producing some of the UK’s most successful shows, including: The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Take Me Out, Hard Sun, The Apprentice, Grand Designs, Birds of a Feather, Celebrity Juice and Through The Keyhole.
IMG Studios is a state of the art facility housing 4 HD broadcast television studios, 13 production galleries, 4 dubbing suites, 72 edit destinations, 5 radio studios, an award winning 3D Graphics & Visual Effects team, large data centre, satellite farm, and a Master Control Room (MCR) which includes 5 transmission suites and monitors over 200 HD lines in & out of the building.
Their unique design of these placements will cater to a diverse range of candidates interested in pursuing a career. So, whatever your interest, if you are driven, pro-active and passionate about sports media production, look no further than The Advantage Programme. The current trainees will give you an insight to their roles here at IMG studios.
ITN is a world-class production company made up of two business divisions: Broadcast News and ITN Productions. Our Broadcast News business provides award-winning daily TV News programmes for ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
ITN Productions creates TV programmes across factual, entertainment and current affairs for national and international broadcasters, TV commercials and branded content, sports live coverage, clips and programmes and digital content services, including licensing on-the-day news.
ITV is the biggest commercial television network in the UK. Behind every famous face, there are hundreds of others, all doing their bit to make things happen. ITV love telly; they're passionate about content and, most importantly, understand their audiences. As a growing international company, they are commercially minded and have a global focus. They are all about pushing the boundaries and being innovative and always on the look out for new talent to join our teams.
The UK's biggest production and distribution company is making it big on the world stage. ITV Studios makes, distributes and sells over 40,000 hours of high quality television around the globe. They have a team of people at ITV Studios who are well known for making great entertainment, factual and lifestyle shows. And top quality drama, quiz shows, talk shows and reality television are also part of their repertoire.
ITV Studios don't just make tv shows for their colleagues at ITV, they make them with pride for our very good friends at the BBC, Channel 4, Five, Sky and more.
Lime Pictures is one of Britain’s largest, most exciting and dynamic independent companies. Multi award-winning for both scripted and non-scripted programming, it is known across the industry for delivering the highest quality, genre-busting popular television for global markets. The company works with big talent to deliver distinctive, cutting edge projects that are watched in over 160 countries.
Little Dot Studios
Little Dot Studios is a digital content studio and broadcaster specializing in production of original and brand funded content, distribution and monetization of video content across all social platforms.
MAMA Youth Project aims to equip young people from 18-25 years of age with the skills and experience to secure long-term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry. They particularly focus on young people from under-represented groups and those with limited educational or employment opportunities, including unemployed graduates.
Media Trust oﬀer 18 to 25-year-olds numerous youth media training and mentoring programmes across the UK, as well as intensively across London. Hundreds have started their TV careers via their programmes and gained their first TV credits and jobs via Youth Media brands.
Milk Visual Effects
Milk Visual Effects is an Academy and BAFTA award-winning, independent visual effects company. They create complex sequences for high-end television and feature films such as Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Ex-Machina, the BBC's Sherlock, Channel 4's Phillip K. Dick's Electric Dreams and Alex Garland’s forthcoming feature Annihilation.
Milk was founded by five VFX supervisors and producers in 2013 and now employs 150 staff across its studios in London and Cardiff. The studio has won multiple awards for its creative work, including three consecutive BAFTA Television Craft awards for Doctor Who (2014 and 2015) and critically acclaimed BBC drama Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (in 2016). Milk won an Emmy in 2016 for work on the BBC/Hartswood Film’s Sherlock; and in 2016 co-founder Sara Bennett became the first woman in twenty years to win an Oscar for best VFX on the film Ex-Machina at the 88th Academy Awards. www.milk-vfx.com
NextGen Futures is an exciting entry level opportunity for Londoners aged 18 to 25 in the visual effects and games industries. Work in a creative team and build a portfolio designed to meet industry needs.
National Film and Television School
The National Film and Television School offers a wide range of practical, career-focused courses for every aspect of film, television and games at the most advanced training facilities in the UK. Featuring top industry partnerships, world-renowned guest speakers, and the best industry-experienced tutors, they’ll ensure that you graduate with the essential skills you need to advance your career. www.nfts.co.uk
Presenter Promotions have been helping new presenters and voices to find work since 1990. So with 26 years experience, they are qualified to oﬀer free professional guidance and advice to help take your career to the next exciting stage. "Connecting TALENT and PRODUCER".
RDF Television Group
RDF Television is the largest UK production company within Banijay and is one of the top 20 biggest production companies in the UK. Founded in 1993, it has established an outstanding reputation for producing popular and innovative programmes across programming genres of Entertainment, Factual Entertainment, Documentaries, Daytime and Features.
Sara Putt Associates
Sara Putt Associates is the leading independent UK agency for film and TV heads of department. Established over 20 years ago, the agency provides personal management and representation for craft and technical crews and supports new entrants through the Sara Putt Associates Trainee Scheme.
Shooting Partners aim to bridge the gap between technology and the creatives. They do this by providing the very best in broadcast hire equipment to major TV shows such as Gogglebox, The Voice and Hunted. Shooting Partners stay at the forefront of technical research featuring such areas as 360 video, Virtual Reality, Fixed Rigs and 3D.
Sky Content Services
From Sky’s West London base in Osterley, Quality Control & Assurance teams are the gate keepers of all Sky’s content, upholding the quality of Europe’s best paid-for service. Whether it’s for Sky Broadcast or On Demand Platforms, from Game of Thrones to A League Of Their Own and covering Movies, Entertainment, Sport and News content.
Since 1989 Sky News has been leading the field in 24 hour news broadcasting, amassing a huge collection of news stories, uncut rushes & stock-shot material, covering a wide range of subjects both in the UK and abroad. The News Archive team looks after the intake and delivery of footage for the Sky News channel including content for breaking news.
Timeline Television is a market-leading provider of broadcast technology and services. Their portfolio includes outside broadcasts, post-production, studios, RF and satellite, managed services and systems integration. Timeline Television are trusted by some of the biggest brands in the UK and international television market, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and BT Sport.
Turner International operates versions of core Turner brands, including CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and TCM Turner Classic Movies. Turner operates more than 180 channels showcasing 46 brands in 34 languages in over 200 countries. Turner International is a Time Warner company.
UKTV is the third biggest commercial broadcaster in the UK. The London based media company is the home of TV channels Dave, W, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home, Eden and Good Food, as well as the fast-growing on-demand service, UKTV Play.
Viacom International Media Networks UK & Ireland are home to 20 TV channels that offer the very best in music, entertainment, comedy and kids programming through their MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, 5 and BET brands. Together these brands reach nearly 30 million homes in the UK and Ireland.
Warner Brothers TV Productions UK
Warner Bros. International Television Production’s UK division comprises a group of leading British television production companies – Wall To Wall, Twenty Twenty, Ricochet & Renegade who between them produce some of the nation’s favourite television. Their output covers everything from long-running brands and formats to one-oﬀ specials and features, encompassing scripted, factual, factual entertainment, entertainment and lifestyle content.