CAREERS IN... Film and TV

Film and TV The links below are relevant to Film and TV and will list careers information, employers in your field and job/work experience opportunities.

You may want to look at other areas closely aligned to your subject area. Also bear in mind that there are a range of careers open to you which may not directly relate to the subject you have studied. Take a look at Things you can do with your degree to discover more careers options.

To access a comprehensive listing of occupations visit Prospects Explore Types of Jobs

Prospects – Graduate Careers Website with information covering all career areas.

BAFTA GURU – A hub for career advice from the very best in film, games and television.

BECTU – UK’s media and entertainment trade union.

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) | BAFTA Cymru – An independent arts charity offering learning events such as masterclasses, scholarships.

British Film Institute (BFI)BFI promotes understanding and appreciation of Britain’s rich film and television heritage and culture.

British Film Designers Guild – Resource for those wanting to know more about film production, the departments and technical positions.

Creative Skillset – Contains useful career information for working in different creative sectors, including detailed sections on Film and Television.

Ffilm Cymru Wales – Supports Welsh or Wales-based writers, directors and producers with development and production funding, industry assistance and mentoring opportunities.

So you want to work in TV – Guidance on working in TV, getting on TV and pitching your ideas

WGGB The Writers’ Union – Representing professional writers in TV & film.

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4Talent – Internship and work experience opportunities at Channel 4.

Banijay – Largest independent content creation group for television and multimedia platforms.

BBC – Search for jobs and work experience opportunities at the BBC.

BBC Trainee Schemes – A list of schemes offered by the BBC including production trainee scheme.

BBC Writers Room – Considering a career in script/screen writing send your script in to the BBC.

Boomerang – Welsh factual entertainment company based in Cardiff.

Channel 4 – Opportunities at Channel 4.

Endemol UK – Producer of entertainment formats for the worldwide market. Offer work experience and job opportunities.

Freelance Video Collective – Free UK film & TV network for freelancers in pre-production, production and post-production.

Grapevine Jobs – A website exclusively for advertising jobs in and around broadcast, film and music.

Hat Trick – UK based production company.

ITV Careers – Work placements and graduate opportunities with ITV

People Per Hour – Every day thousands of small businesses use this site to hire top talent remotely for small projects or a few hours per week.

Production Base – Television and Film Recruitment.

RDF Television – UK production company within Banijay. Offices in Bristol and London.

Shine TV – UK production company making popular factual television.

Skeleton Productions – A UK based businesses and brands video production agency.

Sky – Jobs at Sky including their graduate programmes.

Talentbases – Jobs with most of the major production companies.

Tiger Aspect Production – An Endemol Shine Company.

The Unit List – TV & Film Jobs board and resources

Tinopolis Group – International TV production and distribution group with UK locations in London, Llanelli and Glasgow.

TV Teams – TV jobs in Bristol, Cardiff and London.

TV Watercooler – Jobs in TV with useful employability guidance

True North Productions – North of England indie with bases in Leeds and Manchester.

Viacom International Media Networks – Job at MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, 5 and BET brands.

Whizz Kid Entertainment: – Jobs and work experience with Whizz Kid Entertainment


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4rfv – Film, Television, Video Directory – UK /International.

BECTU CrewbusBECTU Crewbus where you can search for people working within the creative industries.

British Film Designers Directory of Contacts – Directory of useful contacts.

Directory of Welsh Businesses – Creative Services.

The Knowledge – A free searchable database containing companies & services, including crew operating in the British film, TV, commercial and video production community.

Mandy Production Services Directory – Search film, TV, theatre providers in the UK. Global – Worldwide media contacts, information and analysis.

Pact – The UK trade association for UK independent feature film, television, digital and animation media companies.

Careers in TV Production: Editorial and Production Roles Career Progress Maps and top tips from the Unit List.

Careers in TV Production: Craft & Technical Roles
Career Progress Maps and top tips from the Unit List

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Screen Writing Goldmine – Information and guidance on starting your career in screen or script writing

A ScreenWriters Friend – Website full of useful advice and FAQs

What do Graduates Do? – Latest labour market report showcasing the most recent information on graduate destinations

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The content of these sites is subject to change and not subject to the editorial control of the Careers Service and Unilife. If you come across a link which takes you to a poor quality or dysfunctional site, please contact the Careers Service and let us know, so the link can be removed.

Updated: July 2018

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