RTS Futures Virtual Careers Fair 2022

RTS Futures Virtual Careers Fair 2022

Wednesday, 2 February, 2022
10:00 - 16:30

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Online
United Kingdom
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The RTS Futures Virtual Careers Fair returns in 2022! The Careers Fair is making a comeback online with improved features so don’t miss your chance to be a part of this HUGE online event. We are once again teaming up with our centres from across the UK to have exhibitors all over UK and Ireland, and also giving you chance to network with other attendees! 


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Event Programme here

Join us for our Virtual Careers Fair two-day event on Tuesday 1st & Wednesday 2nd February 2022. Get all the latest tips, tricks and practical advice to help you land that all important first job in TV, learn about the different jobs and schemes out there and network with the most influential creatives in the business! 

Take part in the CV Clinic & Career Advice area where you can get your CV tweaked by industry professionals. Within this area we will have 8 tables per hour dedicated to CV tips and advice and a number of Career Advice tables for those who just need some general advice. These sessions will take place within the platform. This area is an all-day advice hub that gives attendees the chance to network with industry professionals of all different levels. Find out who they are, what their job entails and how they got their start.

The event will include interactive exhibitor booths which allow companies to speak to you in real time via live chat and video. There will even be a chance to network with other attendees during the event. 

We will also have live webinar sessions running over the two days. A list of sessions will be listed below as they are announced. 

Click here for the Event Programme

Click here for the Airmeet Attendee User Guide

Click here for the CV Clinic & Career Advice timetable

Session Timetable

Tuesday 1st February

Introducing Sky Early Careers - Content Academy

10.30am – 11.15am

An introduction to Sky Content Academy, how and when to apply, and an opportunity to hear first-hand from those on the programme. Includes tips for applying and short Q&A.

How I Got Into TV Through a Talent Scheme

11.45am – 12.30pm

Are you looking to work in TV? Seeking your first role in journalism or production? Apprenticeships and talent schemes are an opportunity to learn, get valuable work experience and make that break into the career you’re dreaming of. In this session, we’ll hear from those whose feet are firmly in having made the most of one of the early careers schemes.

Host: Daniell Morrisey - BBC Editorial Portfolio Manager.

Getting Started in Drama

1pm – 1.45pm

How do you get into Drama? What are the routes in and what do I have to do to get there? What are the key skills you need to get in via the script department?

NFTS - Cameras, Sound and Vision Mixing for Television Production

2.15pm – 3.00pm

Join Andy Hope, course leader for the Cameras, Sound and Vision Mixing Diplomas at the NFTS, to learn about this exciting area of the television industry and what this course could do for your career. Having worked in the music and television industries for 30 years, Andy’s career has spanned roles as a Music Recording Engineer, to Producer, TV Sound Supervisor and TV Director.

Get Into TV: Work Behind The Scenes

3.30pm – 4.15pm

Jude Winstanley, TV Line Producer and Managing Director of theunitlist.com - guides you through the secrets to getting started, entry level roles, finding work, booking a job, soft skills and more.

Wednesday 2nd February

TV Freelancing: Top Tips

10.30am – 11.15am

Jude Winstanley, TV Line Producer and Managing Director of theunitlist.com -  shares top tips for working as a freelancer in TV; including finding work between jobs, managing your finances, practising resilience, negotiating terms and rates, increasing your employability and more.

Production Management: Have You Got What It Takes?

11.45am – 12.30pm

Are you a problem solver? Do you like a challenge? Do you like making things happen?

Have you got what it takes to be in Production Management?

Production Management is an exciting career path in television production which can take you from live studio shows to big sporting events, from finely crafted documentaries to children's animation, from blockbuster dramas to international formats.

It's a pivotal role in any production which requires creative and dynamic thinking and the tenacity to achieve a brilliant end result, safely, on budget and with a smile on your face!

Hear what our production management panel has to say about their first steps into the industry and the things they've learned along the way...

Have you thought about your transferable skills? 

1pm – 1.45pm

Join Jade Gordon, founder of Creative Train, to learn more about what transferable skills are and how you can utilise yours to land a great job in TV. Having worked as an Assistant Producer across a range of genres and then recruited behind the scenes talent for a number of productions, Jade will highlight what transferable skills are useful in the industry and why you should shout about them. 

Entertainment Masterclass: From the Villa to the Jungle

2.15pm – 3.00pm

With key creative talent from both Love Island and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, this session will look at how these shows successfully retain audiences year on year. The session will focus on three key teams – Casting Team, Challenge Team and Story Team.

Anatomy of a BBC ONE Hit Comedy - How to develop and shoot a multi-generational sitcom  

3.30pm – 4.15pm

All filmed by their youngest son, the Jessops' doggedly attempt some quality family time despite the best efforts of a global pandemic to pull them apart. In this session, chaired by BBC Studios Comedy Talent Executive Carrie Britton, producer Tom Jordan and actors Jim Howick and Jude Collie reveal just how they did it.

Meet the exhibitors confirmed so far here or see the full list below.

  • Air TV
  • All3Media
  • Banijay UK
  • BBC Early Careers - Only 1st February
  • BBC News and Current Affairs
  • BBC Studios Production Management
  • BBC Studioworks
  • Central Film School
  • Creative Access - Only 1st February
  • Creative Train
  • Curve Media - Only 1st February
  • Daisybeck Studios
  • DV Talent
  • Edinburgh Television Festival
  • ENVY
  • Film London - Equal Access Network - Only 1st February
  • Fremantle
  • The Farm Group 
  • The Garden
  • Green Inc
  • Grierson DocLab
  • IMG Studios
  • ITV Studios - Potato, Multistory Media, Lifted South & Possessed & Lifted North & Man Possessed
  • Mama Youth Project
  • Media Career Advice
  • NFTS
  • Presenter Promotions
  • ProductionBase
  • Production Hive
  • Raise The Roof Productions - Only 2nd February
  • Ravensbourne University London
  • Renegade Pictures 
  • RTS Bursaries
  • RTS Membership 
  • S4C
  • Sara Putt Associates
  • Sargent-Disc
  • ScreenSkills
  • Sister
  • Sky Content Services
  • Studio Lambert - Only 2nd February
  • STV
  • Trevanna London Ltd
  • TriForce Creative Network
  • University Centre Leeds
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of Surrey
  • The Unstuck Club
  • Wall to Wall and Twenty Twenty
  • Wise Owl Films
  • Workshop Lighting
  • YAFTA

About the sponsors

NFTS

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 ensure that you graduate with the essential skills you need to advance your career.

IMG Studios

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 produce more than 10,000 hours of live sports television per year.

Booking Details 

Individual tickets are £10.00.

All tickets are non-refundable.

Tickets for full members of the Royal Television Society are complimentary but MUST be booked in advance – please provide your membership number when booking

Book now 

Group Bookings

Group bookings are available for universities and colleges. Bookings of 10 tickets or more are £6.00 per ticket. 

Book now

Exhibitors 

If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor at our 2022 careers fair please contact kwhittaker@rts.org.uk 

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The RTS Futures Virtual Careers Fair returns in 2022! The Careers Fair is making a comeback online with improved features so don’t miss your chance to be a part of this HUGE online event. We are once again teaming up with our centres from across the UK to have exhibitors all over UK and Ireland, and also giving you chance to network with other attendees!