Calling All Future Creatives!

Are you intrigued by the prospect of a career in the Creative Industries? Do you want to find out more about what it’s like to work in one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors – and from some of the best in the business? Well you're in luck! Creative Skillset can open doors for you...

Questions and answers time

Open Doors, the series of industry meet-ups, is excited to be taking you behind the scenes of yet more of the most exciting creative businesses in the UK.

If you are a teacher, careers advisor or work with young people, there are events are for you too. Scroll down to the bottom of this article for more information. 


How Open Doors works

At every Open Doors event, you have the chance to...

  • Meet businesses and find out what they’re looking for in new talent
  • Network with industry professionals and like-minded peers
  • Develop your skills with creative briefs and work experience opportunities
  • Get your questions answered by people in the know, free pizza! What more could you want?

Upcoming Open Doors events

Freelancing in film and TV @VaultFestival

Hiive is partnering with Vaults Festival to bring together a panel of speakers to help you make your first, or your next step, in the industry. Network with your peers, learn about industry opportunities and ask any questions you have about paying your rent with the film industry. Whether you're an aspiring director, producer, cinematographer or you're not quite sure yet, book your tickets early.

We’ll also be giving attendees a copy of our Freelancer Toolkit to make sure you’re fully equipped to make take your first steps into the industry.

Date: 4 February 2017, 13:30 - 15:00
Apply now: Click here to book your place

Make your own podcasts @VaultFestival

Partnering with Bauer Academy, Hiive bring you this very special hands-on practical radio workshop teaching you the why, how and what of podcasting. Gain key podcasting skills and wider radio industry knowledge in a fun, relaxed environment.

Date: 11 February 2017, 13:30 - 15:00
Apply now: Click here to book your place

Smartphone filming @VaultFestival

Join Cassius Rayner for this exciting session on learning the fundamentals of vertical filmmaking. Develop your knowledge through practical experience using smartphones to shoot a series of short tasks that will give the overall work flow of recording video, audio, how to store content, what apps to use and detailed information on best practice.

Date: 18 February 2017, 13:30 - 15:00
Apply now: Click here to book your place

Open Doors @BT Sport

BT Sport is opening the doors of their new East London production hub for one evening, and giving you the chance to take a look behind the scenes at the UK's huge sport production sector. BT Sport is the home of the UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga, MotoGP, joint broadcaster of the Premier League and much more.

Ask questions and learn about the industry from accomplished speakers from across the company and the industry. Plus, find out about live vacancies on Hiive on the night.

Date: 9 March 2017, 17:30 - 20:00
Apply now: Click here to book your place


Really appreciated the event, totally re-evaluating my career path!”

Follow our Open Doors swarm on Hiive for announcements on upcoming events.

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