Careers Fair

How to get into TV: The RTS Futures Careers Fair 2024

More than 1,600 tickets were sold for the RTS Futures Careers Fair in Islington, London, in early February – a record number for an in-person fair. The fair welcomed close to 50 industry exhibitors, while at the CV clinic more than 350 attendees had their CVs tweaked by media professionals and 100 TV experts offered advice in the “ask me anything” area.

Getting Your Foot in the Door | RTS Futures Careers Fair 2024

Industry experts from Mama Youth, Channel 4, ScreenSkills, First Break, Banijay Bright Bulb, Rise at Raw, PACT and the BBC tell you what they have on offer, when to apply, who they are looking for and how to get your application over the line. A one-stop shop for starting your career in television!

This session took place on Wednesday 7 February as part of the RTS Futures Careers Fair 2024, and was hosted by Zach Duthie - Marketing and Communications, Entertainment Partners.

The Future of Tech Roles with IMG Media | RTS Futures Careers Fair 2024

As the lines between editorial and technology blur in the production industry, how do you futureproof yourself in a tech role?


Dan Walter - Camera Store Supervisor

Charlotte Winter - Head of Live Technology

Sam Dunlop - Head of Client Services, PLP

Hosted by Danielle Neville Reilly - Head of Production Services, IMG Mediaead of Production Services, IMG Media

This session took place on Wednesday 7 February as part of the RTS Futures Careers Fair 2024.

Filming the Impossible: The Art of Science and Natural History | RTS Futures Careers Fair 2024

Could you make the next Life on Our Planet, The Surgeon’s Cut or A Year on Planet Earth?

Peter Leonard, Head of Directing and Producing Science and Natural History MA course at the National Film and Television School, tells all about the exciting and ever-changing world of filming science and natural history programmes at the RTS Futures Careers Fair 2024.

Peter is former Head of Development at BBC Science and has worked on films covering all manner of science from mental health to astronomy and what makes us laugh.

TV talent inspires students at the RTS Futures Careers Fair

The RTS Futures Careers Fair made a triumphant return to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, last month, after two years of Covid-enforced absence, during which time it was held virtually. Some 1,300 people attended the fair and around 300 received expert advice from a CV clinic. There were 45 exhibitors in the hall plus an “Ask me anything area”.

Exploring the right route into TV at the RTS Futures Virtual Careers Fair

Careers fair panellist Jim Howick (left) in Pandemonium (credit: BBC)

More than 1,600 people attended the RTS Futures Virtual Careers Fair on the first two days of February – making it the most popular Futures event ever. 

The talent jamboree featured sessions covering the length and breadth of television – but all were aimed at new entrants to the industry or those in the early stages of their careers. 

An online CV clinic and advice area, staffed by leading industry professionals, was attended by 500-plus people, and interactive exhibitor booths allowed companies to talk to attendees via live chat and video. 

Jed Mercurio shares his writing tips at RTS Futures NI Careers Fair

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More than 350 people attended a series of workshops, masterclasses and panel events run by industry professionals from across the creative sector.

BBC Studios talent manager Julie Forbes and BBC NI senior resourcing advisor Nicola McConville ran a CV masterclass. The duo offered advice on how to break into the competitive TV and film industries, and gave one-to-one “creative clinics” to hone interview skills and CVs. Their tips included: “Never send the same CV twice – get to know the companies around you.”

TV industry professionals share their tips at the RTS Midlands Careers Fair 2019

Doctors star Elisabeth Dermot Walsh at the RTS Midlands Careers Fair 2019 (Credit: Nick Robinson)

Alongside Q&A panel sessions with top execs who work on some of the country’s biggest shows, practical workshops In the exhibition hall included 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 podcast.

The major broadcasters joined more than 40 exhibitors from across the industry to give attendees one-to-one advice on how to break into the industry, from creating the perfect CV to gaining professional experience.