National Graduate Week

With millions of people around the globe being forced to stay at home – fast, digital entertainment was called on in a way that had never been seen before. Whilst the traditional outlets still exist; e.g. BBC, Apple, Sky and Virgin Media etc, a huge appetite for digital subscription services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ has surfaced whilst the nations tried to entertain themselves and their families.

Careers in this industry are highly competitive. Whether it’s television (production, research or presenting), radio, music, film, journalism or publishing that you’re interested in, you’ll need to have lots of work experience on your CV as well as talent to get ahead in the sector. This can range from experience at a broadcasting organisation (such as a runner), or by showing examples of your own passion projects, such as your own productions, YouTube channels etc. A real passion and zest for the industry is needed, as success is rarely achieved overnight; it takes time and dedication to really break through.

It’s common to work as a freelancer and also on short contracts, and there’s plenty of opportunity to work at home and away (for example filming on location or covering a story as a journalist).

Graduate entry roles are often at assistant level and include jobs such as media researcher, radio broadcast assistant and editorial assistant. However, as with most other sectors, you can work for larger media and internet companies in other business areas – for example, finance, information technology, marketing and people and culture.

Virgin Media

We build connections that really matter. For over 20 years we’ve grown our business on pioneers and big thinkers – and we remain at the cutting edge of fibre-optic broadband today. Through our multi-award-winning broadband, TV, mobile and home phone services, we connect millions of homes and businesses across the UK and Ireland.

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National Film and Television School

National Film and Television School (NFTS) has evolved to become a leading global institution, developing some of Britain and the world’s top creative talent. Learn more.

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The Office for National Statistics

The Office for National Statistics is entrusted with the public’s data. Learn more about our opportunities here.

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Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and we are proud to be part of the Comcast group.

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Give A Grad A Go

We are the UK’s leading graduate recruitment and early careers talent community, helping thousands of graduates find their ideal role at the country’s most exciting companies!

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The BBC is a vibrant, fast-moving customer centric organisation which exists to enrich people’s lives with great programmes and services that inform, educate and entertain.

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