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To be honest, there are a lot of stereotypes about getting into the media industry.

 

You’ve got to have a degree and the right background for example. Forget all that. Talent’s what really matters to us. Well, talent and a burning ambition to make your mark.

 

We want to arm you with as much practical advice as we can. There’s plenty of useful info here, from writing a brilliant CV to more information on our internship and apprenticeship opportunities across all of our brands, including our internship and apprenticeship schemes with opportunities across a whole range of business areas.

 

CV tips

It’s worth spending some time getting your CV right. After all, it’s your introduction to a prospective employer – your personal brochure if you like. Here’s our tips to writing a great CV.

 

• It’s essential to make sure that the most important information is seen quickly.

• Keep it to a maximum of two pages, free of clutter and easy to read.

• Include only the most relevant information about your career, education and skills.

• Stick to the truth and ensure it’s an honest reflection of your skills and experience.

• Think about what makes you unique. What have you achieved, either on your own or as part of a team.

• Don’t just say you have a particular interest or talent, but show how you’ve used it to make something happen.

• Don't just send out one stock CV. Tailor your experience to meet the requirements of the role you're applying for.

• Lastly, make sure your CV is free from mistakes. Get someone else to read it and check it over before you send it out.

 

Useful websites

There’s a ton of information on the web to help you get into the media industry – and here’s a few links to get you started. You’ll also find that new opportunities are posted regularly, so keep your eyes open for those too.

 

Skillset.org provides specialist careers information for the creative industries.
 

Notgoingtouni.co.uk is dedicated to helping young people make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of university. The site provides a platform for young people to engage with employers and training providers.  

 

Filmcrewpro.co.uk an online directory service, listing film and TV professionals. Members can create a free profile with a showreel to showcase their work, as well as access company details and comprehensive listings of industry jobs and opportunities, training and networking tools.  

 

Mandy.com lists opportunities for TV/film technicians across the county and overseas, including entry level roles.  

 

Mediargh.com offers advice, resources and support to people who are interested in media production, regularly publishing blogs which focus on both personal and professional development.  

 

Creativepool.co.uk has lots of web and graphic design jobs and stuff revolving around user interface, apps and software creation.  

 

Music Week covers the UK music industry business, covering all sectors of the industry including major and independent record labels, publishers, retailers, the live sector, artist management, radio, music TV, music press, industry organisations and recording studios.  

 

The Dots is a professional networking platform for creatives and allows you to create a free profile, build your brand and get your work in front of leading companies and creatives.