Interested in a career in the film industry? But have no work experience? According to a recent government study, 66% of employers say work experience is a critical or significant factor in their recruitment, so we’ve pulled together some resources that might help you get your big break…
You’ll find a mixture of opportunities on the sites below, including formal internship schemes which typically last 2-6 months (but sometimes longer), work experience placements, work shadowing or volunteering. This can be a good starting point for seeing the range of opportunities available and getting your name out there.
- My First Job in Film
- Creative Skillset
- Start in TV
- The Knowledge Online
- Creative Access (for students from ethnic minority backgrounds)
The following general sites will have a number of opportunities too:
LinkedIn, when used effectively, is also a great way to find opportunities, across all sectors. For guidance on this, click here.
For more information on writing a CV or cover letter, or to book an appointment with a Careers Consultant to identify opportunities or discuss applications, contact the Careers & Enterprise Centre on 020 7882 8533.
Please do let us know if any of the sites featured above are particularly useful, and good luck!