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The Careers and Employability Service provides information and advice on job searching to University of Kent students and recent graduates. This includes a vacancy database advertising a range of graduate jobs, sandwich placements and vacation work/internships and online resources.

These websites may be useful in job searching and for providing further information on careers and employers related to Film

Useful Websites

  • Prospects Occupational profiles Media You can search by industry or job type. For useful links look at Employers and Vacancy Sources section. Also Prospects What can I do with my degree in Film pages?
  • BBC Film Network
  • Creative Choices provides tools, knowledge and networks to support the development of individuals and business within the creative and cultural industries.
  • Creative Skillset the industry skills body for the Creative Industries, which works across film, television, radio, fashion, animation, games, visual effects, textiles, publishing, advertisingand marketing communications. Includes a comprehensive listing of job roles available in film
  • Creative Choicesprovides tools, knowledge and networks to support the development of individuals and business within the creative and cultural industries
  • Creative ToolkitGood advice for people at the start of their career
  • Film News
  • My First Job in Film membership cost £15 a month
  • BaftaInclude Bafta Guru which has advice on those looking to enter film and TV
  • BBC CareersIncludes information on trainee schemes and apprenticeships
  • British Film InstituteIncludes a link to UK’s most prominent regional film organisations and also information on Funding
  • Equity UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners

Unions

Film Industry Information

Job Boards/Listing Sites

Directories

  • Kemps Film and TV Production Services Handbook  lists contact details of 41,000 companies and crew operating in the film, TV and media production industries worldwide – including 10,600 in the UK here Searchable by company name, town, country and product or service. Free to access: great resource for students looking for placements, internships or career opportunities in film and TV.
  • The Knowledge lists 15000 film-related companies
  • Mandy's International Film and TV Production Directory resource for professional service-providers in Film, TV and Multimedia, including listings for companies in these fields and job ads.
  • PACT fully searchable information about UK independent producers and digital members, including programmes produced, projects, and contact details, and brief company profiles.

Companies offering Internship Opportunities

  • BAFTA
    BAFTA typically announce a new batch of paid internships once or twice each year. Intern roles include production, events, communications and fundraising. These are usually based in London but occasionally take place in other major cities throughout the UK, including Manchester and Glasgow. Keep an eye out for future internship positions via BAFTA's careers page
  • Channel 4
    If you take all its trainee schemes, internships, workshops and other events into consideration, Channel 4 offer perhaps more entry level opportunities than any other organisation within the UK television industry. Channel 4, E4, Film4, More4 and 4Music digital TV channels, the 4 on-demand service and online content are all subject to their own distinct entry level opportunities. Sounds daunting, but it's easy to keep yourself updated via Channel 4's careers website
  • Creative Skillset
    Trainee Finder placements on new UK film productions during the Autumn. Trainees who obtain placements will be engaged by UK based companies for placements of anything from a few weeks up to several months. Trainees are required to work on a training plan which the company will help them implement. Training will include hands-on experience, mentoring from professionals in the film business and crucially contacts that can be useful in developing a film career.
  • Endemol
    Founded in Holland in 1994, Endemol have gone on to take the world by storm with such internationally recognised franchises as Big Brother, Deal or No Deal and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? They offer work experience placements on a rolling basis if the placement forms part of a formal education course. Details can be found on their careers webpage. Additionally, they host their own talent database to which CVs can be uploaded
  • MTV
    MTV offer numerous paid 12 month internships every April. Keep tabs via their careers website. Includes internships with MTV's sibling companies Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, among others.  
  • Red Bee Media
    Based in London and with offices in Glasgow, Red Bee Media is a media management company which includes the BBC, Channel 4, Nike and UKTV among its clients. They often play host to a wide range of entry level broadcast and multiplatform roles, frequently offering short term work experience placements and internship opportunities. Further up the ladder, they recruit Runners and Production Assistants on a very consistent basis and routinely invite applicants to submit details and availability to their various talent pools. Their careers page is updated often
  • Working Title Films
    Working Title Films are responsible for blockbuster hits such as Les Misérables, Hot Fuzz and Fargo, among many others, and have won 10 Academy Awards. They run a paid training programme each year which serves as an introduction to the UK film industry. These placements have a salary of £15,000. You can keep up to date with their opportunities here
  • Warner Bros Positions for Summer are posted in March/April, Positions for Fall are posted in August/September ,Positions for Spring are posted in December/January
  • Working Title  Internship programme

Opportunities in Kent

Recruitment Agencies

Funding

More websites offering graduate jobs, internships and placement years

You may also find useful reviews and application/interview tips for specific organisations on the following websites:
Glassdoor
The Job Crowd

 

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Last Updated: 10/09/2019