Education & Training

Apply to be RTS Young Technologist 2017 - deadline extended

Aimed at early career engineers in broadcasting or its related industries, the award celebrates the new talent making its mark on the industry.

The RTS Young Technologist of the Year Award is open to those working for fewer than five years within the technical side of broadcasting or its related industries. 

Judges will look for applicants who can already demonstrate their contribution to their sector and who have a good overview of the industry as a whole.

Channel 4 opens recruitment for scripted Production Training Scheme

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The scheme is a key part of 4Skills, which aims to find and nurture talent from across the UK, and is designed to attract people into broadcasting and production from diverse backgrounds.

For the first time in its 15-year history, this cohort of the Production Trainee Scheme is entirely focussed on scripted production, with 12 roles available as either Trainee Assistant Script Editors or Scripted Development Assistants. 

BBC announces partnership with NFTS to support UK creative sector

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The collaboration aims to increase diversity and nations and regions skills development as well as supporting small independent production companies.

At a time of intense global competition in the UK, the partnership across BBC Studios, BBC Film, BBC Scotland, BBC Wales, Children’s and Sport will aim to strengthen the BBC’s relationship with new and diverse talent.

The deal will offer 20 diverse students a scholarship scheme to support their studies, while reinforcing the off-screen diversity talent pipeline.

RTS announces 2019 undergraduate bursary scholars

The 2019 RTS bursary cohort (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

2019 sees the RTS offering more than double the number of bursaries compared to the number at launch in 2014.

This year, the list of eligible courses was substantially expanded and for the first time the RTS invited applications from students studying a ScreenSkills accredited higher national diploma. For 2019, 35 bursaries for Television Production and Broadcast Journalism students and eight bursaries for Technology students have been awarded.