Create Central has come together with West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and Solihull College to develop a fantastic opportunity for those who want a career in the TV industry. And what’s more it’s free for those who meet the person criteria and live in a WMCA postcode.

They’re inviting you – the creative talent from across the West Midlands – to join this innovative new bootcamp where you’ll have the opportunity to learn the skills to become a production co-ordinator,  researcher or runner. The bootcamp has been designed in partnership with the local professional production community and will include immersive learning through industry set briefs, masterclasses and career development to support a successful career as a television freelancer.

The bootcamp is a month-long programme followed by a two-week work placement in one of the region’s top TV companies. It is focused on nurturing people from a diverse range of backgrounds who have the drive and commitment to succeed in the TV or film industry. Members of Create Central who work in the TV sector have helped to shape the Bootcamp content and are offering real-life work experience for existing gaps in their businesses, with a guaranteed job interview at the end.

If you’d like to find out more about these roles and how they fit into a career in TV production this careers map from ScreenSkills shows the different editorial and production roles in the industry. It explains the relationship between the different departments and how to get into entry-level roles.

Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “In the heart of the UK and the home of TV and film hits like Peaky Blinders, Man Like Mobeen, Gadget Show, Great British Menu and Small Axe, our creative sector offers a variety of rewarding careers for local people. Even in these difficult times when many people have sadly fallen out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are opportunities for residents to retrain for a new career in the TV sector.”

The closing date for applications is midnight on 3 January 2021.

Find out more and apply.


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