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 do offer work experience placements, but due to the limited number and demand these are currently sourced through local schools and colleges, and the local community only. Our Intern and Apprenticeship schemes are however available to direct applications, so go to our 'Apprenticeships and Internships' tab for more information on these.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We do accept applicants from outside of the UK!
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.
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.
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.
We’ve got a great mix of benefits including:
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:
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:
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.
Viacom fosters an environment of inclusiveness, which holds leadership accountable for creating, developing, promoting, and championing a diverse, multicultural workforce where all people can achieve and contribute to the company’s success.
One of the ways that Viacom creates an inclusive workplace is through their Office of Global Inclusion (OGI), which have set up Employee Resource Groups (ERG’s) in each country.
ERG’s are groups of employees who come together voluntarily to establish more visibility for their identity/constituency group and act as a resource to the company: • They support the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives • Enhance professional development of employee members • Help employees be as creative and productive as possible • Assist the company in achieving its business objectives • Connect employees to external organizations and tastemakers.
Viacom International Media Networks has 5 Employee Resource Groups:
Emerge is Viacom’s Employee Resource Group focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and straight allies. By providing a forum for ongoing open dialogue, Emerge aims to enrich the professional and personal experiences of LGBTA employees at Viacom. Additionally, raises the visibility of issues of importance to the LGBTA community.
Fusion aims to promote inclusion by celebrating cultural diversity in the work place. Present in London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin and Warsaw, its activities have ranged from showcasing positive role models, to raising awareness about different cultures through food and entertainment. Events celebrated in the UK include Chinese New Year, St. George’ Day, St Patrick’s Day and Black History Month.
HERE is Viacom’s Employee Resource Group focused on women. HERE contributes to Viacom’s business goals by cultivating a strong community of women via professional and personal development targeted at Directors to Vice Presidents, and creative collaborations that champion all Viacom women and their interests.
The ParentHood is Viacom’s Employee Resource Group focused on working parents and families. By providing a flexible support network, open communication, and practical tools and resources, the group helps members achieve professional excellence while creating a healthier work-life balance.
Thursday Think is Viacom’s Employee Resource Group focused on assistants, coordinators and managers. With opportunities for professional development and networking, members combine inspiration and innovation to further strategic business goals while growing their leadership skills and ultimately their careers within Viacom.
To further strengthen our commitment to diversity and inclusion, Viacom are a proud member of the Creative Diversity Network and the Employer's Network for Equality & Inclusion.
We want to give young people the knowledge, skills and opportunities they need to shape great futures for themselves. That’s what our talent schemes are all about – helping ambitious individuals across the UK to take the first step on their career ladder through an internship or apprenticeship.
Want to hear from our current Interns about life at Viacom International Media Networks? Watch our Intern video that was actually created by our Interns! Huge thanks to Clara Limpus and Claudia Fishwick, who shot and edited this.
It takes all kinds of people doing all kinds of jobs to get our programmes to air and online. From initial ideas and development, to research, production, compliance and scheduling, through to marketing a show and selling our formats globally, everyone plays a part in making it happen. We want to give young people the knowledge, skills and opportunities they need to shape great futures for themselves, so each year we look for talented people to join our One Big Year Internship Scheme and learn what it takes to keep our channels at the forefront of UK entertainment.
Here's everything you need to know:
“I joined Viacom International Research & Insights Intern and it has been nothing short of amazing so far. In addition to working across some of the most exciting and forward-thinking media brands and having the chance to develop the key skills and knowledge required for a career in entertainment in today’s digital age, I am also able to enhance and expand my learning through the online training, workshops and masterclasses
provided by VIMN's 'Channel You' ultimately allowing me the freedom and flexibility to further steer my career whilst in its earliest days in the right direction.”
Sam Cox, International Research & Insights Intern at Viacom International Media Networks
"So far, my placement has been really in-depth, and I’m surprised how quickly meaningful work is building up. It hasn’t at all been making tea and those kinds of stereotypes; instead I’ve been regularly writing articles for the MTV Staying Alive Foundation blog, helping with event management and managing grants all over the world, and that’s just after the first two months! I’m very keen to tailor my experiences towards a role based in charity work, and I feel like already the internship programme has provided me with a great deal to use in future interviews and applications. It’s responsibility from almost day one here, and in terms of future development, that is much appreciated."
Corey Sutch, MTV Staying Alive Foundation Intern at Viacom International Media Networks
So good luck and we can't wait to welcome you to our Hawley Crescent HQ!
These 12-month paid Apprenticeship Programme placements provide young people with valuable experience as they spend their time within the MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon teams. If you want to work in media but you’re not sure which direction to take (and you haven’t followed the traditional study route), this could be perfect for you. You’ll gain wide-ranging experience across brands and departments, building an all-round understanding of how the VIMN UK business operates. There’s also the chance to work towards the accredited Advanced Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media.
"The VIMN apprenticeship experience is one like no other. Gifted with an opportunity to gain a unique insight into a range of different world-known media brands, have a hands-on responsible role within the assigned department and a number of beneficial networking opportunities - I consider myself blessed to be involved with this amazing, one of a kind experience."
Sam Alexander, VIMN Apprentice
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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.
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.