RTS Virtual Careers Fair 2021

RTS Virtual Careers Fair 2021

Tuesday, 2 February, 2021 to Wednesday, 3 February, 2021
10:00-4:00

Location

Online
United Kingdom
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The RTS Careers Fair is back and we are taking it online! The Virtual Careers Fair will be bigger and better so don’t miss your chance to be a part of this HUGE event. This year we are teaming up with our centres from across the UK to have exhibitors all over UK and Ireland.

Join us for our Virtual Careers Fair two-day event on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd February 2021. 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 and get your CV tweaked by industry professionals or visit the 'ask me anything' area which 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.

Candidates can log in from their phone, tablet or computer and speak directly with recruiters, apply to open positions and research companies all in one location.

We will also have live webinars running over the two days, sessions to be announced soon!

Book your ticket here.

Session Timetable

Tuesday 2nd February

10:30am - 11:15am: Get Ready for your first job in TV with Jude Winstanley

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.

12:00pm – 12:45pm: NFTS Directing and Producing TV Entertainment MA – Q&A with David G. Croft

Join David G. Croft, TV director and the Head of Department for TV Entertainment at NFTS, for a Q&A session about his work, the Directing and Producing Television Entertainment MA and what studying this at the NFTS could do for your career.

1:30pm – 2.15pm: Making the local news

Thousands of skilled journalists work in TV newsrooms around the country - and many of them do so without moving to the capital.

London might be a base for BBC News, Sky, ITV, Channel 4 and others, but around the country, dozens of regional newsrooms are producing award-winning news and current affairs for their local audiences.

So can you make a career in journalism without moving to London? And how should you go about it?

In this 45 minute session, our expert panel will talk about their careers, covering what’s going on outside of London.

We’re delighted to be joined by BBC North West’s Emmanualle LhoniITV Meridian reporter Kit Bradshaw and BBC East's Rachel Sharman.

3:00pm – 4.15pm: How We Got Into TV: An Introduction to Access Schemes

Are you trying to get a foot in the TV door but struggling to find the right people or suitable opportunities? Perhaps you’ve considered applying to a talent scheme but not sure which one to apply for? In this session, you’ll hear from five people whose feet are firmly in, working for the likes of BBC One, Sky, ITV and Radio 1, having made the most of various training projects. 

 

Wednesday 3rd February

10:30am – 11:15am: What is TV Production Development?

If you’ve ever wondered how an idea gets on TV or how commissioning and development works, join Line Producer, Jude Winstanley as she takes a whistle stop tour through the process.

1:30pm – 2.15pm: Silent Witness Masterclass

Find out the behind the scenes secrets of the world’s longest running high-end TV drama.

3pm - 3.45pm: Rise - Women in Broadcast host 'Working in Broadcast Media Technology'

This panel session will look at different roles within the broadcast media sector and explore the varying career pathways.

The panel are: Markela Deverikou, NEP, Sophia Hazari, Discovery, Rosanna Prada, DAZN

Chaired by Carrie Wootten, Managing Director, RISE

Find out more about the sessions and panellists here

 

Meet the Exhibitors

Exhibitors confirmed so far:

  • Air TV
  • Amazon Prime Video and Studios
  • Ask Me Anything
  • Banijay UK
  • BBC - Commercial, Rights and Business Affairs
  • BBC Current Affairs
  • BBC Early Careers
  • BBC Northern Ireland
  • BBC Sport
  • BBC Studios
  • BBC Studios
  • BBC Studios
  • BBC Studios - Production Management
  • BBC STUDIOS – Factual Entertainment & Events + Entertainment & Music
  • BBC Studios Comedy
  • BBC Studios Drama
  • BBC Studios NI
  • BBC Three
  • Belfast Met Film and TV School Documentary Production
  • Button Down
  • Channel 4
  • Channel 4 (4Studio)
  • Communicoms Media Group
  • Creative Access
  • Creative Train
  • Curve Media
  • CV Clinic
  • Daisybeck Studios
  • DiVA Apprenticeships
  • DoubleBand Films
  • DV Talent Manager
  • Edinburgh TV Festival
  • ENVY Post Production
  • EPM Digital
  • Erica Starling
  • Fremantle
  • Gig
  • Green Inc
  • Helen Thompson
  • IMG Studios
  • ITV
  • ITV Studios
  • Journalists' Charity
  • Leeds Trinity University
  • Loving Your Work
  • MAMA Youth Project
  • Media Career Advice
  • Media Trust
  • Meridian Line Films
  • National Film and Television School (NFTS)
  • Nice One Productions
  • Nottingham News Centre
  • Paper Owl
  • Presenter Promotions
  • ProductionBase
  • ProductionHive
  • Ravensbourne University London
  • RDF Television
  • Royal Television Society
  • RTS Bursary Scheme
  • S4C
  • Sara Putt Associates
  • Screen Yorkshire
  • ScreenSkills
  • Searchlight
  • Sky - Content Services
  • Stellify Media
  • Strident Media
  • Studio Lambert
  • Tern TV
  • The Garden Productions
  • The Grierson Trust
  • The Talent Manager
  • Trevanna London Ltd
  • TriForce Creative Network
  • True North
  • Tyrone Productions
  • UKTV
  • University Centre Leeds
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • UTV
  • ViacomCBS
  • Wall to Wall and Twenty Twenty
  • Watch RTS Sessions
  • Weirdos & Creatives
  • Whouknow
  • Wise Owl Films
  • Workshop Lighting
  • York St John University

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 

Tickets are £5.00

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

Exhibitors 

If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor at our 2021 careers fair please contact joneill@rts.org.uk 

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The RTS Careers Fair is back and we are taking it online! The Virtual Careers Fair will be bigger and better so don’t miss your chance to be a part of this HUGE event. This year we are teaming up with our centres from across the UK to have exhibitors all over UK and Ireland.