ITV have released a specially made video hosted by ITV weatherman Alex Beresford, including tips and advice on how to get into television.
The DVD is being sent out to every secondary school in the South West, to encourage youngsters from all backgrounds to consider a career within ITV.
The company has also put up a series of web pages giving advice on career, work experience, link partnerships, traineeships and entry-level opportunities.
Please note, the NUJ was not involved in creating, and does not endorse, the DVD and advice, but we think it may be of interest to some of our members, especially our student members.
The NUJ represents more than 6,000 journalists working throughout the broadcasting industry, from reporters, to producers, editors and online journalists. Many members work for major public service broadcasters like the BBC, ITV, ITN and Channel 4.
Strong union membership helps the NUJ achieve real improvements in these workplaces.
The Union also has a Broadcasting Industrial Council, with representation from regions across the UK.
The South-West NUJ Broadcasting Industrial Council seat is currently vacant, and any paid-up NUJ member who works in broadcasting in the South-West is eligible to stand. Contact the NUJ Bristol Branch for further information.
You can find more information about the NUJ’s work in the broadcasting sector, and the service it provides for members who work in broadcasting, here.