Careers Resources

Careers Resources

Broadcasting, Film and Video

Prospects job profiles: Broadcasting, Film and Video

The link below will take you to a list of detailed job profiles from The profiles contain detailed information about what specific roles involve, entry requirements, work experience and career prospects.

ScreenSkills: Your career

Explore resources designed to help you start or progress your career in film, TV, animation, VFX or games. There are career profiles as well as advice on training, funding and qualifications.

Discover! Creative Careers

Links to information on a wide range of careers in the creative industries.


Vast online directory listing contact details for radio & TV stations, newspapers and magazines. Also contains newsfeeds, discussions and links to live streaming for many radio stations and TV channels.


Trade union for broadcasting, film, theatre and interactive media. The site contains training and careers information, particularly on freelancing. Students can join the Student Register free to get advice on entry into the industry.


Online magazine with news and features about the broadcast industry. Also advertises jobs and freelance opportunities.

Society of British Theatre Designers

Representative organisation for designers. The site contains information on UK courses in stage, lighting, sound and costume design at all levels.

Scottish Screen

Scottish Screen is the national development agency for the screen industries in Scotland. The site includes information on current projects, training in the film industry and funding.


Association of commercial radio stations in the UK. Visit their guide on how to break into the industry and use the membership listing (by genre, location etc.) for contacts.

Getting started in Film/TV/Video Production - advice from a Corporate Video Producer

Luke Cairns of Butchers Hook Video offers some advice on breaking into Film, TV and Video Production.

British Film Institute (BFI)

Information on film-related issues and events in the British film industry. Also contains archives and downloadable resources such as a guide on low budget film making.

What all freelance filmmakers need in their showreel

An article written by Andy Havard, Marketing Executive at Skeleton Productions, a UK-based corporate video production company. The article contains advice on what to include in your showreel to help break into the video industry.

Trainee Finder - gain work experience in the creative industries

A service offered by Creative Skillset which matches you to paid work placements in the animation, film, games, TV and VFX industries. Check their website for details of eligibility and how to register.

Association of British Theatre Technicians

Membership organisation with information on professional training, courses and industry news.

ScreenSkills: VFX

Information on career roles in this area and the skills required to be successful.

"From Aberdeen to..." alumni story - Simon Enderby (Natural History Filming CEO)

The University of Aberdeen boasts a fantastic array of alumni working in diverse industries across the globe. In this article Zoology graduate, Simon Enderby, talks about his career path that led to him becoming CEO of a Natural History Filming company.

Creative Access

Social enterprise providing access to internships in creative industries. Register on their website to apply for opportunities.

Creative Pathways - information on Creative Careers

Information on career options in the creative sector with advice on skills and links to further useful resources.

Startin TV

Advice and resources for researching careers in TV and film. You can read about specific roles, gain advice on job applications and find out about work experience opportunities.

Shooting People

Community of independent filmmakers, writers, actors, crew and animators. They post details of paid roles. Membership subscription required.


Career advice from professionals working in film, games and television.

How to get into the media industry (Prospects)

Short video featuring a professional working in the Media industry talking about her role and career journey.

Bright Network career path guide: Marketing, media and PR

Information on career options within this sector, skills required, qualifications and employers.

BAFTA Scotland

BAFTA Scotland runs a comprehensive and varied events programme, including a Career Close-Up programme.

Aberdeen Performing Arts

APA promotes exciting live performances and inspiring creative projects at the multi-award winning cultural hub in the North-east of Scotland. There are also regular job openings.

Arts, culture and media jobs

Search for jobs in theatre, music, museums, dance, marketing and PR, visual arts, media and culture.

NFTS Scotland (National Film and Television School)

NFTS Scotland delivers the National Film and Television School's world-class training and innovation for the film and television sector in Scotland.


XpoNorth Digital is Highlands and Islands Eenterprise's mechanism for specialist digital support for the creative economy across the Highlands and Islands.