I can’t quite believe that I moved to Lincoln to start my degree just over 6 years ago now, and that I’ve had a full time job in London for over three! I studied Contemporary Lens Media, now BA (Hons) Photography, at Lincoln, and can honestly say I wouldn’t have the job I do today without my degree from the university; not only because of the skills that I learnt whilst studying, or even just having the title on my CV, but the fact that it gave me three years of uninterrupted time to build a solid portfolio that I could proudly take to interview with prospective employers. Our lecturers used to tell us to treasure the time, because rarely would we ever have as much time to invest in making work again. How right they were!
I was fortunate enough to receive a four week work placement with North One Television on June the 1st. After just finishing my final year jumping into this four week internship was amazing! From my first year I always knew I wanted to work in television so I worked incredibly hard to receive work experience including one week as an Office Runner at Objective Productions, freelance work as a Junior Researcher and working on a Lincolnshire feature film as a Production Assistant. It was these snippets of work experience and an obvious determination to work in factual entertainment that I believe secured me this position and I would urge all students to take on whatever experience you can as it will benefit you massively when applying for entry level positions. Continue reading
From Christine Birchall
Corporate Communications and Marketing Manager
Norfolk County Council firstname.lastname@example.org
Norfolk County Council is offering two paid six month internships in our Customer Service and Communications team from September 1 to end March 2014.
As we are looking for recent graduates with media, marketing, PR or other communications skills and aptitudes. Applications must be made via our website www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobsandcareers Last date for application is Friday August 2.
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I’ve been asked to write a little bit about my journey from Studenthood to the ‘real world’ thus far and I hope I can give you a little insight on what you might expect once the heavenly bubble of University life bursts and leaves a sticky residue of hope and fear on you. Continue reading
Want to work for the careers and employability team? Who wouldn’t! There are 6 internship positions, one of which is a multi media based position. We have hired media students the past three years for this post. Details. There is also a student communications internship with the library which would also be suitable for a media graduate. Details. If you are considering self employment then you might want to register for your free BECTU workshop. These positions have only been opened for some universities and we are in the lucky few. Enquiries: email@example.com Continue reading
Hi! I’m Katie, a Media Production graduate. I’m currently working as a Web and Multimedia Intern for the University’s Marketing department…which is definitely not the route I imagined my career taking! Throughout my degree I only ever wanted to go into film, but after finishing my course in May 2012 I was faced with unemployment (or staying in my part-time retail job) along with many other graduates.
I applied for various roles and internships across the country and found my current internship on the University’s job site. It wasn’t exactly the field I wanted to go into, but it did sound interesting and challenging. Continue reading
Hazel Blears’ Internship Bill failed to be get a second reading in parliament last week. Sabina Usher writes in the Independent “It was (an) important step in the campaign to stop unpaid internships and demonstrate that asking young people to work for free is unacceptable, and not to mention potentially illegal under national minimum wage law. While it wouldn’t have totally eradicated the practice, the Bill would have reduced these internships’ number and visibility and begun the process of necessary cultural change.”
Is this good or bad news for media production graduates? What do you think? Continue reading
…….and Epix Media – Junior Video Assistant
For support on your applications contact Helen: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have recently seen a dramatic boost in Media opportunities, so much so we have been struggling to keep track. This increase has not only come from big recruiters such as the BBC, who are set to host various careers focused events in different locations throughout the year, but there has also been a steady increase in adverts from local small medium enterprises alongside more unexpected companies like Branston Potatoes and the NHS. Find out more
Epix Media are looking for a junior web developer intern to work with us for three months with potential full-time employment once the internship is complete. We require a motivated individual with the desire to learn and grow within our business. The job will include assisting with the build of wonderful WordPress websites, beautiful bespoke websites using PHP & MySQL and possibly some dazzling design too! Continue reading