RTS Futures Fair

RTS Futures Fair

The Royal Teleivison Society Futures (RTS Futures) – a society dedicated to getting young people envoled with media – hosted a careers fair on Tueday 25th February. London360 reporters had the pleasure of speaking to other young people about what we do here on the show. We also had the opportunity to have a walk around ourselves 🙂
It was great, a variety of young people and graduates looking for interns, programmes, job opportunies in media all in one place. Each person with a different ambition and interest. There were even people who had travelled from out of town specifically to come to the event.

RTS Careers Fair 2016

The best part of telling people about London360 was the answering the question (which almost everyone asked) “how much is it?”… answer: “it’s free!” seeing their face light up with amazement. Most people immediatley wanted to sign up and followed us on Twitter (@London_360) and Snapchat (london360) right there and then.

As applications for season 11 have not opened yet one of the things I enouraged them to do was join the Vlog Star programme – where they attend a workshop and then continue to provide vlogs about any London topic they are passionate about . The perfect way to stay active and show that that you already have an interest in London360.

RTS Careers Fair 2016

The event was for four hours, and remember there are six of us reporters in total, so we had the opprtunity to also book a timeslot to walk around the other stalls and see what other media companies had to offer – ideas for when season 10 is over.

There were the obvious brands (BBC, ITV, ITN and Channel 4), but there were a lot of other brands that provide shows for these channels and have great programmes that they run.
Viacom were very interactive and encouraging – their HR intern, not only provided all of the details about how and when to apply for their programmes but she also gave insight into what its like working there.  Creative Skillset were very enthusiasic and provide a platform for looking for training programmes and jobs.

RTS Careers Fair 2016

Princess were great at using their branded goodies (a lovely notebook and pen) to let you take notes about what you can do with them.

Most of the stalls had great literature – giving everyone attending food for thought. Anyone who missed this event, it would be worth checking out the next one in February.

The three images on this page are ©2016 Paul Hampartsoumian

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