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.
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.
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.