New Open Doors Careers events announced for autumn 2018

Securing the future skills pipeline and enabling the next generation of a regional and inclusive workforce for the industry is a key part of what we do. Therefore our careers team will be out in force at careers fairs and teachers events around the country this autumn, giving information on job roles, skills requirements, education, training and entry-level opportunities. 

Open Doors

We are bringing Open Doors Careers straight to your doorstep. These two-hour events are a great opportunity for individuals interested in a career in the film, TV and media to find out more about the industry.

You will be able to meet professionals, network, get career advice and enjoy pizza in a friendly and welcoming environment. We will also talk about our Trainee Finder Programme so that you have an in-depth understanding of this unique industry-recognised scheme before applications open in November.

Tickets are now available for £5 on a first-come-first-served basis. Look for the opportunities near you listed below, secure a place and we look forward to meeting you there!

I enjoyed hearing from the industry professionals the most – learning about their different experiences and routes into the industry” 

Birmingham, 24 September

This year our series of events will kick off at 6pm in The Bond, Fazeley Street, Birmingham during BBC Digital Cities 2018. Come along and meet industry experts who really know what it is like to work in non-scripted TV and media production. We have so far confirmed attendees from Full Fat TV, Vermillion Films, Crew Birmingham, On the Tools, Producers Forum, BBC Academy, Flix Facilities, BBC Studios and North One. Click here to book a place

Newcastle, 16 October

Join us in Newcastle at 6pm in Tyneside Cinema Pop up Film School to hear from professionals who work in the film industry. We will announce which industry experts will attend this event in upcoming weeks.  Click here to book a place

Glasgow, 25 October

Join us at 6pm at GMAC FILM to meet film industry experts and get practical advice on getting in to the industry. We will announce the line-up of speakers for this event shortly. Click here to book a place

Additional dates:

We will also visit a number of other cities this autumn. Keep your eyes open for more details about our Open Doors Careers events in:

  • Cardiff
  • Belfast
  • Bristol
  • London

Other events:

Members of our careers team will be present at the following events around the country:

24-29 Sept - Digital Cities, Birmingham (including Open Doors event on 24 Sept)
12-13 Oct - Buckinghamshire Skills Show
15-19 Oct - Digital Cities, (Newcastle including Open Doors event on 16 Oct)
15-16 Oct - UCAS Create Your Future, London
24-25 Oct - Skills Scotland, (Glasgow including Open Doors event on 25 Oct) 
25-26 Oct - Film and HETV boot camp Bristol run by Calling the Shots
3-4 Nov - HETV boot camp Nottingham run by Confetti Media
7 Nov - Skills Northern Ireland, Belfast
15-19 Nov - Digital Cities Belfast
20 Nov - Creative Pathways Careers Show, Cardiff 
26-30 Nov - Digital Cities, Bristol
27-28 Nov - UCAS Create Your Future, Manchester


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