The RTS Midlands TV Careers Fair is back – and it’s BIGGER than ever, so don’t miss your chance to be part of it!
Join us on Monday 7th October at Edgbaston Stadium to get all the latest tips, tricks and practical advice to help you land that all important first job in the broadcasting industry.
Alongside Q&A panel sessions with the people who work on the biggest shows and brands, there will be practical workshops on how to make drama with BBC One’s Doctors in their specially created hospital set, filming on smartphones, using drones and how to make a brilliant podcast; CV advice; the opportunity to learn about the different jobs and training schemes that are available and you can network with the most influential creatives in the business.
This event is unmissable if you have ever thought about working in TV.
Doors open at 9.45am and the event finishes at 3.30pm.
Take a look at who will be there:
4 Talent, Anna Valley, Asian Network, BBC Birmingham, BBC Sport, BBC Three, BBC WM, BBC Young Reporter, BECTU, BFI, Connect 2 TV, Doctors, Film Birmingham, Inside the Edit, ITV, ITV News Central, Mama Youth Project, NBC Universal, Presenter Promotions, RTS Membership and Student Awards, Rural Media, Screen Central, ScreenSkills, Searchlight, Staffordshire University, The Mill, The TV Festival, Triforce Creative Network, University of Worcester and The Writers’ Guild
We have an action packed day for you...
Panel sessions running in the conference room upstairs are as follows:
10.30am-10.40am: Rural Media - New Creatives talent scheme
New Creatives is an exciting talent development scheme offering commissioning opportunities for emerging creatives to make new artistic works in film, audio or interactive media, designed for BBC channels and platforms. Rural Media are the Production Hub for artists and filmmakers, aged 16-30 and based in the Midlands. Come and meet the New Creatives team and find out how to apply for this incredible BBC commissioning opportunity.
ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen industries: film, television, VFX, animation and games. Hear all about Trainee Finder - a scheme which places entry-level trainees on film and TV drama productions.
11.00am-11.45am: Get Ready for your First Job In TV
Managing Director of theunitlist.com and TV Line Producer, Jude Winstanley guides you through the essential tools to equip you successfully for a job behind the TV camera including essential TV freelancer tips, job hunting and writing a CV.
12.00noon-12.45pm: The Soap and The Glory – Working in Continuing Drama
Hannah Bechelet talks all things soap with Mike Hobson (Exec Producer, Doctors), Liza Mellody (Producer, EastEnders), David Shields (Head of Research, Hollyoaks) and Lindsay Williams (Story Producer, Coronation Street). They’ll be exploring the different roles, the challenges and how to break into one of the most coveted areas in TV.
1.00pm-1.45pm: Showbiz sparkle and shiny floors - How to get into Entertainment TV
Trish Adudu talks to Oliver Head, Exec Producer The Voice - Kids); Kalpna Patel-Knight (Ents Commissioning Editor, The Greatest Dancer); and Ashley Whitehouse (Exec Producer The X Factor). They will be giving you top tips on how to break into this highly competitive, yet incredibly rewarding field.
2.00pm-2.45pm: Brave New Worlds in Broadcasting
Interested in blogging, vlogging, podcasting or just creating something different? Host Rob Adcock (BBC Introducing Presenter) discusses the new careers in media and broadcasting with some of those already leading the way: Casey Bailey, Poet and genius behind The Ballad of the Peaky Blinders; Becca Bryers, BBC Radio/Podcast producer and creator of Multi Story; Alyshia Ford, PsychoTraveller, YouTube Vlogger; and Tiffany Hunt, Make-Up Artist and Influencer (@illumin_arty).
Meanwhile downstairs, as well as the exhibition, all this is going on!...
Creating a super-CV: Available all day in the main exhibition area. This is your chance to meet with industry professionals of all levels and get advice on your own CV. Bring your CV along and get tips and hints on how to make it stand out to potential employers.
Filming with Drones: Meet ITV News Central’s drone pilot for a workshop on producing high quality footage for TV.
Careers in the BBC: Midlands Today’s Satnam Rana hosts a panel sharing top tips on getting into the BBC at entry level.
Brilliant Podcasting: A 30 minute workshop with BBC WM's Nikki Tapper sharing insights around making your own podcasts.
Filming on Smartphones with the BBC Academy: A 30 minute workshop by the BBC Academy giving tips and tricks for making great content on phones/iPads.
Real News with BBC Young Reporter: A 30 minute workshop exploring tech in fake news, social media and deep fakes.
No Fear Presenting with Satnam Rana: Midlands Today’s Satnam Rana shares the secrets of confidence in front of the camera.
And as if that wasn't enough...
Join the BBC engineers on a magic rollercoaster ride...and learn a few tricks of the TV trade.
It’s not just telly – come and talk to BBC WM and the Asian Network about working in radio.
BBC WM's Sunny and Shay will be broadcasting LIVE from the Careers Fair between 2pm and 4pm!