Some ways to get your first job
This will depend on the type of job you want to do. Most first jobs are junior positions such as runners, assistants or internships. You’d need to have a good CV, one for each application and be able to market yourself well and have lots of persistence. Remember that employers may even only offer you an unpaid work placement.
One way of getting your first job and earning while you learn is through an apprenticeship. There are several types of apprenticeships in the creative industries.
For more info on apprenticeships in the creative industries Click Here
For information on current apprenticeship vacancies visit the National Apprenticeship Service Click Here
If you’d like to find out more about careers in the creative industries Click Here
Here are just some sites where you can begin your search for that dream opportunity in this field. Please note that BMETVFM are not responsible for the management of these sites or for any of the below links becoming broken or obsolete
|Not Going to Uni||Advice on all your careers options|
|Skillset Sector Skills Council||To find out more about the creative media industries|
|Creative Choices||To find out more about types of vocational sectors|
|Skillset Sector Skills Council||To find out more about job types in vocational sectors|
|Channel 4||To find out job roles at Channel 4|
|Sky||Virtual HD Newsroom|
|BECTU||To help you better understand the industries and your rights as a worker|
|The Horse’s Mouth||Safe online mentoring and advice|
|Skillset Sector Skills Council||How to find the right training|
|Skillset Sector Skills Council||About apprenticeships in the creative industries|
|National Apprenticeship Service||To find out about all types of apprenticeship and register to apply|
|Film and Video Workshop||To find out about local informal training|
|New Deal of the Mind||Jobs and projects in the arts and creative industries|
|Broadcasting Career: An Overview||An overview of what is involved in the broadcast industry|
|Broadcasting Jobs||Job listing for broadcasting careers|
|Careers in Creative Media||Examples of different types of career in creative sector|
|Creative Media Internships||Internships in creative industries|
Complete the quiz
Which one of these areas of work isn't classed as part of the creative media industries?
Which of these skills is NOT required to work in the creative industries?
Roughly what percentage % of creative media workers between 16-24 years old have had to work for no pay in the past?
Roughly what % of creative media workers work freelance (are self employed)
Which one of these skills do you think employers have said ARE NOT in short supply?
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