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Media company UKTV is teaming up with Creative Skillset to host an Open Doors event for 16-24 year olds who want to learn about the television industry.

“Creative Skillset are doing a brilliant job of opening the doors to the Creative Industries for talented and hungry individuals. I’m delighted that UKTV is the first broadcaster to partner with them on this type of event where we are offering 40 young people the opportunity to meet with teams from across the business and get hands on experience in our brand new production facilities, including our edit suites and voice over booth. As part of the event, we are also offering the chance to win two paid, one week work placements, based right here at UKTV.” – Darren Childs, CEO

Individuals, aged 16-24, who want to take part in UKTV’s Open Doors event on Wednesday the 18th of November can register for the event at Eventbrite.

The event builds on UKTV’s commitment to provide greater industry access for young people from all backgrounds the company states as well as the news UKTV is also expanding its award-winning apprenticeship programme. The broadcaster, which has been recognised in the ‘England’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers’ list’, is in talks to create new openings in areas of the business where it would like to develop grass roots talent, including Technology, Operations and Digital.

In addition, later this month UKTV will once again host its annual Learning at Work Day where students from the local borough are invited in to UKTV’s offices to participate in brainstorming ideas for original content and attend master classes in pitching and making programmes. UKTV is also partnering up with the Media Trust to connect with Southbank University and participate in a session where staff share their career journeys with students.

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