Careers Resources

Careers Resources

Broadcasting, Film and Video

Prospects Profile: Acoustic Consultant

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Broadcast Engineer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Film Director

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Film/Video Editor

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Floor Manager (Television)

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Lighting Technician, broadcasting/film/video

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Location Manager

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Make-up Artist

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Media Researcher

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Music Producer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Production Designer, Theatre/Television/Film

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Programme Researcher (Broadcasting/Film/Video)

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Radio Broadcast Assistant

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Radio Producer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Runner (Broadcasting/Film/Video)

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Sound Designer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Sound Engineer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Sound Technician, broadcasting/film/video

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Special Effects Technician

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Television Camera Operator

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Television/Film/Video Producer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Television Production Coordinator

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

BBC Jobs

Job vacancies at the BBC

ScreenSkills: Careers in Screen

Access career profiles for jobs in film, television, VFX, animation and games. You can also obtain advice on training, funding and qualifications.

Discover! Creative Careers

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

Media.Info

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

BECTU

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.

Broadcast

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.

RadioCentre

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.

BAFTA Guru

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.