Rise Up Academy Summer School: Resource Guide for young people

Following on from the Rise Up Academy Summer School, we’ve rounded up key careers, education and jobs information to help young people take the next step into the media technology sector

Online careers support and other useful links

If you are wanting to find out more about potential careers, how the media industry is structured, potential salaries and much more, there’s plenty of free information and guidance to be found online, including:

  • BT Sport. A fantastic resource, including information on apprenticeship programmes and placement schemes for new entrants. Visit here
  • BBC Bitesize. The BBC”s website section dedicated to careers information. Visit here
  • ScreenSkills. An online careers resource – from routes into the media industry, job roles and what kind of skills and qualifications that may be needed for specific jobs.Visit here

Find out more about the organisations delivering sessions

Many of the young people who attended the Summer School were interested in the work of our sponsors and delivery partner organisations, so we thought it would be useful to include links to their websites. They are looking for young people to work with them and are advertising jobs now.

Our sponsors/supports include:
BT Sport | Warner Bros Discovery | ITV | Sky | Clear-Com | Disguise | Blackmagic Design | Harmonic | Media Production & Technology ShowEMG | Jigsaw 24

Our delivery partners include:
Mo-Sys Academy | AE Live | AWS | Cloudbass Outside Broadcast | Final Pixel Academy | Singular Live | Racoon | Grass Valley | Residence Pictures

Job opportunities

If you have recently left school and want to break into the media industry, there’s plenty of job vacancies and new entrant schemes out there for enthusiastic individuals to get their foot in the door and learn on-the-job. And if you attended the Rise Up Academy Summer School, don’t forget to mention this when applying!

Current opportunities include:

BBC Apprenticeships | ITV Apprenticeships | Production Assistant at Racoon| Multi Skilled Operator Programme at Cloudbass (email Claire at Rise if interested) | Junior Transmission Operator, Junior Digital Platform Support Analyst and Junior Contribution Engineer at Warner Bros Discovery | Trainee Engineersat Grass Valley | Trainee Editor Assistants at The Finish Line | Work experience placements at ENVY Post.

University Courses

If you are looking for potential undergraduate degree courses, apprenticeships, or media short courses, there’s some great universities with industry standard facilities, offering practical courses to prepare young people for a successful career in media technology. These include: Solent University | Ravensbourne University London | University of Salford, Leeds Beckett University | the University of Surrey.

About the Global Academy and other media focused University Technical Colleges

The Rise Up Academy, works with a network of University Technical Colleges (UTCs), who offer a unique educational experience for years 10-13 students and help them to kickstart their media careers.  Students benefit from a mix of hands-on, practical experiences and academic learning.

If you are interested in finding out how your child can enrol at a UTC, visit their websites to find out more, including  the Global Academy where the Summer School was held, Mulberry UTC in East London and Media City UTC in Salford.

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