Growing the capability and fueling the creativity of our organisation are the most important responsibilities we share as a leadership team. We want our Managers and Senior Leaders to constantly grow and develop their Leadership skills which in turn benefits the organisation and supports our internal mobility focus.
As business challenges grow ever more global and diverse, leadership development must be centered on a versatile suite of options to develop and strengthen leadership skills through role-based learning. Our Leadership Development Framework is designed to facilitate this culture of development, through experiential activities, exposure opportunities and formal training options. We will work with you to identify your personal leadership development plan that will enable you to achieve your business goals.
For each career level and stage you’ll find the Viacom Knowledge essential to your Experience, suggestions for opportunities to increase your exposure, and training activities to complement your on-the-job learning.
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.
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.
We'd suggest looking at our 'You're new to the industry' or our 'Apprenticeships and Internships' pages, which are designed for people who want a career in the industry as it gives lots of tips and advice from our team at Viacom.
I want to become a presenter, can you help?
We don’t hire presenters through our standard recruitment channels. There is no clear entry path into presenting, but generally you'll need to forward a showreel to production companies/casting agents to get your first break.
Can I become a runner?
For runner experience, we'd suggest you keep an eye on our jobs pages for new opportunities. There's also some other useful weblinks to other sites that may help on our Talent Hub pages. Also, try and gain as much behind the scenes production experience as you can via volunteering, work experience etc - it all helps!
I’m looking for work experience, can you help?
We do offer work experience placements, due to the limited number and demand these are currently sourced through local schools and colleges, and the local community. Our Intern and Apprenticeship schemes are however available to direct application.
I’m interested in Internships
Any live internship opportunities will be posted on the job pages, so it's worth checking the site for updates; our One Big Year placements are available to apply to early in the year.
I’ve filled out my application but can’t submit it
Your application will be in draft stage until it is fully completed - you need to complete all the sections, including the equal opportunities and contact telephone number sections, and tick the 'mark this section as complete' box in all the sections. Once you have done this, you'll see an option to submit your application - this will appear on the main page.
When should I expect to hear back about my application?
Once you have successfully submitted your application you will receive an email acknowledgement confirming receipt; when your application has been processed you will receive an email and, if successful, taken to the next stage of the application process.
Is there an email/contact so I can send you my CV?
We wouldn't be able to accept speculative applications unfortunately, as in the interests of fairness we only allow for applications to be submitted via the Viacom Talent site when there is a specific opportunity available. Keep an eye on our jobs page for any new opportunities.
Do you accept candidates from overseas?
We do accept applicants from outside of the UK!
Can I apply as a foreign national and get sponsored?
Subject to any requirements which may be imposed by the UK Border Agency, our shortlisting is based on merit alone, so you are indeed welcome to apply.
Can you promote my music video/project or look at my showreel?
We're not able to promote projects or look at showreels, our Viacom Talent pages are for advertising job roles and placement opportunities for Viacom International Media Networks UK & Ireland.
I have an idea for a TV show, can you help?
We don’t deal with the television shows or music production, so unfortunately we don't look at resumes or demos or deal with pitch ideas.
I'm disabled, can I apply?
Of course! If you’ve got the skills and experience to do the job and have a passion to work in TV then we want you to apply.
If you have any problems in applying because of your impairment or condition then please let us know by emailing email@example.com or calling 0207 555 1234.
We want you be to able to compete on an equal basis with non-disabled applicants, so if you need any adjustments or support during recruitment please tell us in the application form. You can also opt into our guaranteed interview scheme if you meet the minimum criteria for the role.
If you’re successful in your application and we make you an offer we will then discuss with you any adjustments you might need in the job.
Viacom International Media Networks values employee wellbeing and bringing your whole self to work. As this authenticity can only emanate from a contented heart and peaceful soul, balancing the requirements of work and home can create pressures for all of us. To assist in achieving this equilibrium, an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is in place to assist employees.
The EAP is provided by Health Assured and offers a quick, confidential and highly professional way to resolve, whatever life throws at you and is there whenever you need it. The EAP can help employers support their staff with issues such as:
Health and well-being information
Stress at home or work
Financial issues including debt
Family and relationship matters
An EAP is a personal support programme that can greatly assist employers and their staff to achieve a positive balance in life. The service gives unlimited access to a range of specialist support and information including:
Telephone support and counselling provided by qualified and experienced therapists
Up to eight Structured Telephone Counselling (STC) sessions per person, per issue, per annum
Up to eight face-to-face counselling sessions per person, per issue, per annum
The service is completely confidential and can be accessed via a free phone number and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The service is available to employees and immediate family members residing at the same address.
Benefits packages may vary depending on the brand you are contracted to.
Viacom is all about media, so here is a ‘channel’ that’s focused on you! Channel You is a whole learning and development pathway that supports you by channelling your development in the right direction for your career. You can take advantage of our open learning offer that combines bite size workshops, full day programmes, masterclasses, mentoring and online training. From developing core skills and technical capabilities to leadership skills, we support your learning and career development anytime, anywhere.
The nearest Underground Station is Camden Town (Northern Line) . Take the exit to your right from the station. Turn right onto Camden High Street and walk towards Camden Lock Market. Walk along for about 200 metres until you get to the traffic lights. Turn right into Hawley Crescent, we are opposite the Open University building.
I'm travelling via overground
The nearest overground station is Camden Road Rail Station . Continue along Camden Road for 101m. Take a sharp right on to Kentish Town Road, continue for 213m. Turn left on to Hawley Crescent, we are opposite the Open University building. If the building is not accessible for any reason please call the Staff Emergency Information line on: 0800 055 6943.
Do you have any access needs?
Our main building is accessible though we do have a known problem with wheelchair access in a couple of our outlying buildings.
If you have any access needs arising from a mobility or any other impairment please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0207 555 1234. We can then ensure your visit is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.