Devon and Cornwall teens break into the media industry

Devon and Cornwall teens break into the media industry

By Mike Baker,
Wednesday, 5th June 2024
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Students from across the South West gained expert advice on taking their first career steps in film, television and the creative industries as Plymouth Argyle FC played host to RTS Devon and Cornwall’s “Breaking into media” event last month.

With more than 100 soon-to-be graduates in attendance, it gave them a chance to speak to employers and industry experts as they consider the transition from education to the workplace.

Fittingly for a venue that has just seen its club survive in the Championship with a last-day win over Hull City, the event was compered by Match of the Day commentator and RTS Devon and Cornwall committee member, John Roder.

The students met representatives from BBC South West, Beagle Media, Ocean City Media, Pushed, Rock Oyster Media, Seadog TV & Film Productions, Silverstream TV, Twofour Post Production, SW Productions, The Crewing Company, Yellow Mouse Studios and more.

They also had a networking lunch and a series of CV workshops, and heard about the RTS.

Matt Geraghty, RTS Devon and Cornwall committee member and the event producer, said that the move away from previous “Breaking into media” event styles to a more careers fair structure would be of more bene­fit to students who have just completed their degree studies or are considering their next steps post-education.

He said: “It was a really successful event; we’ve had great feedback from the students and exhibitors. We feel that we have a duty to showcase the companies that operate and thrive down here, and show these students that there are alternatives to leaving the region when they graduate.

“The South West is a great place to live and work, and all the companies who came along to meet the next gene­ration of creatives, film-makers, producers and potential employees are testament to that.”

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