The next RTS Futures Careers Fair will take place on Wednesday 30 January 2019.
The RTS Futures Career Fair is back! Bigger and better for 2019 don’t miss your chance to be a part of this HUGE event.
Join us on Wednesday 30th January to get all the latest tips, tricks and practical advice to help you land that all important first job in TV. Take part in our interview masterclasses, get your CV tweaked by professionals, learn about the different jobs and schemes out there and network with the most influential creatives in the business!
This is your opportunity to meet with the best in the business.
Companies exhibiting include:
Access VFX, BBC Academy, BBC Talent, BECTU, Calltime Company, CGTN, Channel 4, Clearhead, Creative Access, Edinburgh International Television Festival, Endemol Shine UK, Envy, Finecast, FremantleMedia UK, IMG, ITN, ITV, ITV Studios, London Screen Academy, Mama Youth Project, Media Trust, Milk VFX, Molinare, NBC, NFTS, Presenter Promotions, RDF, RTS Membership/Bursaries, Sara Putt Associates, Searchlight Recruitment, ScreenSkills, Shooting Partners, SKY Production Services, SKY News, Sony, Studio Lambert, Think Bigger, UKTV, WBITVP
10:30-11:15 The Unit List presents: 'Get ready for your TV job
Managing Director of theunitlist.com and TV Line Producer, Jude Winstanley, guides you through the essential tools to equip you for a job behind the camera, including the realities of working in TV, writing a CV and job hunting.
11:30-12:15 Beyond the back of the net: Reaching Goals in Sports Production
Join IMG Studios for a guided conversation between key personnel from the company, discussing how they support the production of world-class sporting events and programming for major clients including Premier League Production, Rugby World Cup and European Tour Productions.
Key figures will discuss how they all started their careers, what they see as the future of sports production and broadcast, the unique career opportunities in Live and Post- Produced Sports Production and what opportunities are currently available to budding talent with an interest in a career in sports production and broadcast.
IMG Studios is one of the biggest and most technically advanced hubs purpose built for sports production and distribution in Europe. They house four TV studios, nine live production galleries, over 50 places to edit, three audio dubbing suites, three radio studios and camera hire facilities, and they produce more than 10,000 hours of live sports television per year.
12:30 – 13:15 What it means to be a ‘Creator’ in 2019
Join us to hear from a panel of Facebook and Instagram video creators on; how they got started, what their ‘day job’ is like and what opportunities exist to work with traditional film and television and beyond. This will be a candid discussion about the trials and triumphs of being a ‘Creator’ with time for questions from the audience.
13:30-14:15 The dos and don'ts of starting (and growing) a career in Broadcast Technology
Shaun Wilton, Company Director of Anna Valley (Shooting Partners), outlines approaches, methods and mindsets towards starting and growing a successful career in broadcast technology.
Drawing on his experience from a twenty-year career in television, online media, live events and studio installations, Shaun will explain how some of the most successful projects came together such as Gogglebox, The Voice, X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent. He will also provide a behind the scenes insight into the latest Sky News studios creation and a current multi-million pound media project at the NEC in Birmingham
Pick up tips on interviewing for technical roles, choosing a career path with technology and help with defining what success could look like for you.
14:30 – 15:15 Secrets to getting onto schemes and getting into the industry through non-orthodox way
Edi Smockum, director of thinkBIGGER! and manager and recruiter for a number of entry level schemes, divulges the secrets to getting onto schemes and getting into the industry through non-orthodox ways.
Don't think you need all the connections in the world - Edi will take you through how to sell skills you didn't even know were relevant in TV. This session will be VERY participatory.
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ASK ME ANYTHING: This is your chance to meet and network with industry professionals of all levels. Find out who they are, what they do, what that entails, how they got their start and crucially what advice do they have for you. You could discover a role you never knew existed; find out a career path may not be right for you - either way, you’ll get the chance to practice the art of making a great first impression. Come curious and ready to impress!
CV CLINIC: All day advice hub! Ten-minute clinics to polish up your CV with the industry experts. Bring hard copies of your most up-to-date CV
For group bookings of 12 tickets or more, click here