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

Apprenticeships at the BBC

BBC Apprenticeships offer young people a great way to earn and learn – and turn a passion for media technology into an exciting career in a job they love. The BBC are currently recruiting for apprentices for 2023 across a variety of roles.  Opportunities for 2023 include:

Technical Operator Apprenticeships – level 4
Based in: Salford | London | Birmingham | Cardiff | Hull | Nottingham | Jersey
Salary: £19,500, plus £4,918 London weighting for Jersey & London-based roles
Dates: This is a 22 month programme, starting in September 2023
Work in technical operations in sound and/or vision in newsrooms, galleries, studios, post production and on location. Read more

Data Driven Professional Apprenticeships. – level 3
Based in: London
Salary: £19,500, plus £4,918 London weighting
Dates: This is a 15 month programme, starting in September 2023
Join the Connectivity and Innovation team and outside broadcast crews to gather and analyse data. Read more

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 involved in the Rise Up Academy Summer school

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

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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