Because of London360 I am equipped with a number of skills that I use in employment. It has also provided me with evidence of work that I can show employers. Since working at London360 I have worked alongside TV personalities such as Len Goodman and Vernon and so it has been a great starting point.
Sunset & Vine, BT Sport, Archant
For me personally, working in this industry is not the norm for people from my background so their funding has allowed me to pursue my dream job so I am extremely grateful to them.
London360 has had such a big impact in helping to launch my career. I learnt so many valuable skills, such as filming, editing, producing, attending big name events and organising them. Without funding people from different backgrounds would not be able to take part in this programme.
London360 was my first opportunity in the media, as well as technical and editorial skills, it helped my develop personally, particularly with the way I present myself and my confidence in my abilities. The skills I learned on the project would be helpful in any career. London360 is difficult project to explain on paper so thank you for taking a chance and funding the project. Its impact has been immeasurable.
I gained valuable skills and experience that would have otherwise cost huge amounts of money and therefore would have been almost impossible to achieve.
Hat Trick Productions
The main skill I’ve developed from my time at London360 has been managing contributors. I’m now a Casting Researcher for a Channel 5 show and work across funded Development shows in a casting role too. When working in London360, I enjoyed being able to find and deal with contributors for producing the short segments and have now been able to take those skills to main broadcasters to find all sorts of contributors – targeting areas, streetcasting, phoning, skype interviews etc. As well as being able to interview contributors properly to get interesting stories, make them feel comfortable and help them with the process.
Sick Chirpse, Saint Luxxx
London 360 was a great learning tool and fun experience and I’ll use the skills gained in my future career.
Wall to Wall for National Geographic
London360 helped me gain my first researcher job. I already had an MA in journalism but it gave me hands on experience which is hard to get when you are just starting out. Most of all I made really lovely friends.
Somali National TV
London360 didn’t just provide me with technical experience but it also gave me the confidence in my skills and developed them further. Also, the channel I’m working with actually found me through London360!
Eagle Radio Ltd., Goldsmiths University of London, City University of London
I have not only become a broadcast journalist, but am now a media trainer and a journalism lecturer(!), which I would not have dreamed of five years ago when I first left uni. Thank you London 360 for helping to set me up on this path, and feel free to stay in touch.
BBC Radio 1
BBC Press Team
Discovery TV Networks