FINDING DIVERSE ENTRY-LEVEL TALENT


Looking for fresh and diverse entry-level talent to join your team? Here’s where you’ll find a wide range of resources to advertise opportunities within your company and gain access to the breadth of on and off-screen talent available throughout the UK.

 

104 Films

Make British feature films for a global audience. Using the world leaders in disability and disadvantaged cinema to create a tectonic shift in the representation of disabled people both in front and behind the camera.Email Justin Edgar - justin@104films.com

Creative Access 

Creative Access is dedicated to recruiting BAME talent in the creative industries. It is a not-for-profit social enterprise founded with the single purpose of providing young BAME people paid training opportunities in creative companies and supporting them into full time employment. As well as recruiting, training and supporting interns, Creative Access’ can advertise company vacancies on the Creative Access website and also runs diversity training for employers.
For further information on intern and alumni recruitment, advertising roles or employer training please email josie@creativeaccess.org.uk

Leonard Cheshire Disability

The Leonard Cheshire Disability Organisation helps disabled people get a career in mainstream media; to broaden the positive influence that people with a disability have in deciding how their lives and circumstances are portrayed in the media. Leonard Cheshire Disability run a programme of summer internships called Change 100 once a year, where they aim to unlock the untapped potential of students and graduates with disabilities. It gives organisations access to a talent pool bursting with ability, creativity and insight. To advertise opportunities within your organisation, please call Chris or Suzy on 020 3242 0419 or email employer@change100.co.uk  

Loving Your Work 

Loving Your Work is an online private Facebook group for TV and Film employers to post paid jobs and for experienced TV and Film professionals. Entry-level opportunities can also be advertised here. Join group to advertise an opportunity.


Mama Youth Project 

The MAMA Youth Project (MYP) aims to equip young people aged between 18-25 years with the skills and experience necessary to secure long-term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry. With particular focus on young people from under-represented groups, Mama Youth empower their trainees by teaching them the relevant skills to film the Sky Arts TV series ‘What’s Up’ as part of their training. So, if you’re looking for runners, junior researchers and people with an understanding of camera kit.  Email– info@mamayouthproject.org.uk to advertise an opportunity. 

Mandy.com 

Mandy.com is an online portal for TV & Film creatives to advertise job opportunities of all levels, including actors, production crew and on-screen talent. Register to access the database and to advertise an opportunity. 


Media Trust 

The UK’s leading communications charity, works with the media industry to empower charities and communities to have a voice and be heard. The Media Trust also provide skills-based training opportunities for young people in addition to a 6-week mentoring programme with industry professionals, with a view to equip them with the skills needed to kick-start their careers. Email RobB@mediatrust.org and JasmineD@mediatrust.org  to advertise an opportunity.  

 

My First Job In Film
 
My First Job In Film is home to the largest community of new filmmaking talent in the UK. We advise and guide our members using the latest film industry career guides, CV advice and case studies and we also provide them with good quality, entry-level job opportunities including runner jobs, paid internships, assistant roles and junior positions across all departments.

To find out more about our work, to advertise a film course, or to tell our members about a job opportunity, please email info@myfirstjobinfilm.co.uk 

Production Base 

Production Base is an online industry database and community for freelancers and production companies to connect directly. Register to access the talent database and to advertise an opportunity. 

Project Noir 

Project Noir is a diverse, creative online Facebook group that includes writers, presenters, film crew and photographers which circulates job opportunities including entry-level positions amongst the network to support BAME creatives looking for work in the UK Film & TV industry.  Email – hello@projectnoirhub.com to advertise an opportunity. 


Scene TV 

Scene TV is an online platform which promotes diversity and challenges everyday perceptions, for those who are already working in TV or pursuing a career in the industry. It’s a popular go-to website for young creatives to read discussion pieces on relevant industry news which also showcases job opportunities and events. 
Email – info@scenetv.co.uk  to advertise an opportunity 

The British Blacklist 

The British Blacklist is the UK’s only database of Black, British talent comprising of presenters, producers, writers and directors. Email info@thebritishblacklist.com to advertise an opportunity. 


The Talent Manager 

The Talent Manager is an online service that helps Indies and Broadcasters manage their own selected networks of people. Indies can post job opportunities and contact freelancers directly through the site. Register directly to advertise an opportunity. 

The TV Collective 

With over 40,000 members, the TV Collective provides access to the latest industry news, events, and development, training, networking and job opportunities at all levels, aimed at improving diversity within the industry. From runners to directors, the TV Collective has an extensive database of members which you can leverage to advertise the roles you are looking to fill. Email – info@thetvcollective.org to advertise an opportunity.  

The Unit List 

The Unit List is an online talent database which advertises paid production roles for all levels across the media industry in addition to providing helpful, downloadable industry tips and general advice. Production companies looking to recruit talented freelancers from the world of broadcast TV for TV, film, digital, corporates and commercials should contact The Unit List directly by emailing - admin@theunitlist.com to advertise an opportunity. 

Trainee Finder 

Trainee Finder database on Hiive helps Indies source the brightest new talent in Film and TV. Production companies can easily find motivated and enthusiastic trainees via the user-friendly database. Trainee Finder is open to producers of feature films, high-end TV drama, non-high-end drama or scripted comedy, animation and live-action children's programmes. Register first to access the talent database and to advertise an opportunity email: hello@traineefinder.co.uk

Working in TV 

Working in TV is a private online Facebook group that circulates job opportunities amongst experienced production crew for both on and off-screen talent, which also includes entry-level opportunities. Join group to advertise your opportunity. 

Careers Fairs are also a fantastic way to meet young people including recent graduates keen to start their career within the media industry. Here is one of the Careers Fairs taking place across the UK that you could attend:


RTS Careers Fair

To secure a table at the 2017 Careers Fair contact Alice Turner  
Email: aturner@rts.org.uk Tel: 020 7822 2822.

Approaching universities directly to advertise roles within your company is also recommended, to capture new talent before they graduate. 
Here are a selection of institutions to contact to advertise opportunities:

National Film & Television School
Call 01494 671234 or Email – info@nfts.co.uk to advertise an opportunity 
 

The London Film School
Call 0207 836 9642 or Email info@lfs.org.uk to advertise an opportunity.  
 

Ravensbourne Academy 
Call 020 3040 3500 or Email – ravensbourneagency@rave.ac.uk to advertise an opportunity

Spescialist Press
To maximise your outreach in finding new, diverse talent we would encourage you to broaden your search through advertising available roles in the ethnic press, in addition to traditional media outlets. 

 

Here are some suggested websites & publications to support your media outreach: 


Able magazine
Ability Needs
Ability NI
Access
All Together NOW!
Asian World News
Asian Voice
Attitude
BBC Asian Network
British Blacklist
Broadcast
C21
Campaign/Media Week 
Carousel
Disability Arts Online 
Disabilitynow.org
Disabled & Supportive Carer
Digital Spy
Disability Review Magazine
Eastern Eye
Learning Disability Today
New African Woman
Pos’ability
Press Association
Televisual
The Asian Today
The Asian Express 
The Drum
The Guardian
The Muslim News
The New Black Magazine
The Stage
The Voice (UK)
Variety