RTS Futures Careers Fair: Meet the exhibitors

RTS Futures Careers Fair: Meet the exhibitors

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Find out more about the exhibitors from the RTS Futures Careers Fair 2017.

BBC Academy

The BBC Academy is committed to promoting equality and diversity on our schemes and in developing a positive culture where everyone can develop to their full potentialacross the BBC. Successful applicants will be given a contract with the BBC and during this time we’ll train and develop you for a career in the media and by the end of thescheme you will have a range of skills and a sound understanding of the beginning-to-end process of programme-making.

BBC Resourcing & Talent

The BBC is the world’s leading public service broadcaster. Funded primarily through the television licence fee, the BBC provides audiences in the UK with high quality and distinctive services across television, radio and online. The BBC offers a wide range of careers in the areas of journalism, broadcasting, technology as well as corporate roles such as HR, legal, finance and administration.


BECTU is all about building a better workplace for workers in media and entertainment. We provide support for staff and freelancers working across the TV sector, whether you’re making programmes, or helping to deliver them to audiences. Work in TV offers a host of creative opportunities but the challenges can be great. Our members benefit from one-to-one and collective support as well as low-cost insurances, low-cost training, legal services and more.  

Blast! Films

Blast! Films is an award-winning independent production company founded in 1994.  They make a variety of documentary, specialist factual, features and drama/doc productions for both UK and US broadcasters.  They are currently in production with programmes including 999: What’s Your Emergency? and The Supervet

Channel 4

4Talent is all about supporting young people to build great futures in the media industry. We have a diverse range of opportunities to suit all interests, from all the vital behind the scenes areas like research and coordination to broadcaster roles such as advertising, press, marketing, sales, commissioning, HR, finance and more! 

Creative Skillset

Creative Skillset makes sure screen based industries get access to the most talented creative people whether it is those just entering the industry or people already working in TV and film.  We do this through supporting training and skills and by creating social networks such as Hiive.co.uk, a digital community of creatives across the UK.  It’s  80,000 members gets access to events, competitions , job vacancies  and can set up their own swarms to connect with like-minded members such as Open Doors , company hosted meet-ups where you can hear from employers about in-demand skills, entry routes and job roles.   

Delamar Academy

Delamar Make-up Academy is the most globally prestigious and respected schools - Creating Make-up careers since 1986, winning Oscars, BAFTAs, Emmys, Indian and Italian Academy Awards, plus Vogue Make-up Artist of The Year awards. We cover all aspects of media make-up, prosthetics, casualty, character, period, beauty, fashion and hair.  

DiVA Apprenticeships

DiVA is a recruitment and training organisation specialising in creative and digital apprenticeships in the creative sector. DiVAs client list include well-known brands such as Universal Music, All3 Media, Shed Media, Warner Music, the Southbank centre and a host of other creative companies.  Over 87% of DiVA Apprentices are offered a permanent job following their apprenticeship.  

Edinburgh International Television Festival

As well as being one of Britain’s premier TV events, The Edinburgh International Television Festival is also committed to identifying and nurturing the next generation of talent, whatever their background. This is done through two free talent schemes, The Network and Ones to Watch, which aim to ensure that the people making TV are as diverse at the audience watching it. 

If you dream of working in the industry, then The Network is the scheme for you. It’s open to anyone aged 18+ who wants to kickstart a career in TV, no experience needed! Gain a place on The Network, and you’ll spend 4 days in Edinburgh making contacts and learning practical TV skills from the best in the business. Plus you’ll get access to our paid work placement pool, as well as a mentor from our Ones to Watch scheme. If you’re interested in applying for 2017, register now at bit.ly/NetworkReg2017 


ENVY is one of the leading post houses in the UK working on Broadcast and Advertising. Based in London, we have in excess of 200 operational areas including off-line AVID, Online, Grading, Smoke, Flame, 3D and Audio, including a Dolby Atmos licensed studio. As part of ENVY’s commitment to train the next generation, we’ve forged links with Universities nationwide to offer education and support to young talent.


FremantleMedia UK is the UK production arm of FremantleMedia, the global production and content business of the RTL Group.  FremantleMedia UK, encompasses a group of labels (Boundless, Euston Films, Newman Street, Retort, Talkback, Thames) producing some of the UK’s most successful shows, including The Apprentice and Grand Designs.  

Hat Trick

Hat Trick is one of the UK's most successful independent production companies, with popular and award-winning scripted and non-scripted programming. For more than 30 years we have been working with some of the leading writers, producers, directors, performers and crew both in the UK and abroad.  

The Indie Training Fund

The Indie Training Fund (ITF) develops and run the training programme for the entry level Pact Indie Diversity new entrant’s scheme. We’re a not-for-profit organisation led by our Independent TV company members. ITF offers training in most areas of TV for freelancers and production companies across the UK. All our one day short courses in Shoreditch are open to new entrants at a heavily subsidised freelance rate of £95 including camera skills, self-shooting and a Researchers Survival Guide. We also offer occasional short courses, events and industry masterclasses completely free.   

ITV Studios

The UK's biggest production and distribution company is making it big on the world stage. ITV Studios makes, distributes and sells over 40,000 hours of high quality television around the globe. We have a team of people at ITV Studios who are well known for making great entertainment, factual and lifestyle shows. And top quality drama, quiz shows, talk shows and reality television are also part of their repertoire.  

ITV Studios don't just make TV shows for their colleagues at ITV, they make them with pride for our very good friends at the BBC, Channel 4, Five, Sky and more. 

Lime Pictures

Lime Pictures is one of Britain’s largest, most exciting and dynamic independent companies. Multi award-winning for both scripted and non-scripted programming, it is known across the industry for delivering the highest quality, genre-busting popular television for global markets. The company works with big talent to deliver distinctive, cutting edge projects that are watched in over 160 countries. 

MAMA Youth Project

MAMA Youth Project aims to equip young people from 18-25 years of age with the skills and experience to secure long-term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry. We particularly focus on young people from under-represented groups and those with limited educational or employment opportunities, including unemployed graduates. 

Media Trust

At  Media Trust we offer 18-25 year olds, a  FREE 6 month training initiative where in two months of intense masterclasses, you learn how to shoot, edit, research and market your content. The next four months are spent producing your own TV specials for transmission on two UK TV platforms, Community Channel and London Live. 

National Film and Television School (NFTS)

We offer a wide range of practical, career-focused courses with the most advanced training facilities in the UK, including a 4k studio, top industry partnerships and world-class industry professional tutors. 

Explore MAs and diplomas in multi-camera, composing, digital effects, directing fiction, graphic design, marketing, sound design, directing television entertainment and much more. 

Presenter Promotions

Presenter Promotions have been helping new presenters and voices to find work since 1990. With 26 years experience, we offer free guidance and advice to help take your career to the next exciting stage. We are the bridge between the artist and the production company. 

RDF Television

RDF Television is the largest UK production company within Banijay and is one of the top 20 biggest production companies in the UK.  Founded in 1993, it has established an outstanding reputation for producing popular and innovative programmes across programming genres of Entertainment, Factual Entertainment, Documentaries, Daytime and Features. 

Sara Putt Associates

Sara Putt Associates is the leading independent UK agency for film and TV directors, producers and heads of department.  Established for over 20 years, the agency provides personal management and representation within feature films, TV drama, documentaries and entertainment. Keen on nurturing new talent, we run the 'Trainee & Assistants Scheme' for new entrants.

Shooting Partners

At Shooting Partners, we aim to bridge the gap between technology and the creatives. We do this by providing the very best in broadcast hire equipment to major TV shows such as Gogglebox, The Voice and Hunted. Shooting Partners stay at the forefront of technical research featuring such areas as 360 video, Virtual Reality, Fixed Rigs and 3D.  

Sky Academy

Sky Academy Starting Out opens up Sky to young people, offering work experience, placements, apprenticeships and graduate programmes. We understand the importance of work experience in helping develop key skills for the future, increasing confidence and helping people to make informed choices about their careers. It helps us as a business too; by opening up our doors we get fresh ideas and pipeline great talent into Sky. Our apprenticeship and graduate programmes kick start young people’s careers, providing a learning and development environment whilst delivering to core business objectives. 

Sky Content Services

The Ingest Team processes, check and release programmes, movies, promos and commercials. We are the last ‘safety net’ and assurance of quality in the delivery of programming to the viewer. Additionally we ingest and check media for all other areas of the business – Compliance, Production, QC and more!  

Sky News Archive

Since 1989 Sky News has been leading the field in 24 hour news broadcasting, amassing a huge collection of news stories, uncut rushes and stockshot material, covering a wide range of subjects both in the UK and abroad. The News Archive team looks after the intake and delivery of footage for the Sky News channel including content for breaking news. 

The Talent Manager

The Talent Manager links the best in freelance TV, film and digital media talent with jobs in independent production companies and broadcasters, now with over 60,000 members.  

DV Talent is one of the UK’s leading training providers for television, film and media professionals, with courses catering to all levels across the sector. 

Timeline Television

Timeline Television is a market-leading provider of broadcast technology and services. Our portfolio includes Outside Broadcasts, Post Production, RF & Satellite, Managed Services and System Integration. We are trusted by some of the biggest brands in the UK and International television market including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and BT Sport. 

True North

True North is one of the UK’s fastest growing content creation companies making smart contemporary shows with style and integrity and devising entertaining global factual formats. 

Flagship shows include Building the Dream, Homes by the Sea (More4), A New Life in the Sun, The Lie Detectives (Channel 4), Teen Mom UK (MTV), Junior Vets (CBBC) and A1: The Highway (BBC) 

The TV Collective

The TV Collective is an online resource working on behalf of the diverse creatives and production talent in TV, digital media and the film industries primarily in the UK. Our sole aim is to GET YOU PAID by connecting you with broadcasters, production companies, distributors, in fact any who is anyone and can help YOU meet YOUR career aspirations. 


UKTV is the biggest multichannel broadcaster in the UK. The London-based media company brings you eleven imaginative TV channels - Dave, W, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home, Eden and Good Food - and the fast-growing TV on demand service, UKTV Play.   


Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is  comprised of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Channel, Channel 5 in the UK, VH1, VIVA, COLORS, Spike, Game One and Tr3s: MTV and Música y Más.  

Warner Bros. Television Production UK

Warner Bros. Television Production UK is a group of leading British television production companies, including  Wall To Wall, Twenty Twenty, Ricochet, Renegade, Headstrong and Yalli Productions, producing some of the nation's favourite television.  

WBTVPUK's output covers everything from long-running brands and formats to one-off specials and features, encompassing scripted, factual, factual entertainment, comedy and lifestyle content. 

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Find out more about the exhibitors from the RTS Futures Careers Fair 2017.