Jobs boards can be an endless struggle, so if you know what kind of job you’d like we’d recommend checking out some of the more targeted boards and/ or recruitment agencies. Rather than having every job in the world on them, they have a more curated selection which means more of the opportunities on them are likely to be up your street! We’ve also listed places where you can find opportunities and training to hone your skills, and increase the likelihood of getting jobs in the future.
Creative Access enables people from communities under-represented in the creative industries to access careers, progress and reach leadership. Access your potential with our career development and support opportunities.
Jobs Board: https://opportunities.creativeaccess.org.uk/
General Website: https://creativeaccess.org.uk/
Create Jobs is an employability programme for young Londoners. Our vision is for a dynamic and diverse creative workforce. Although London’s creative sector is booming, we have reached a critical tipping point where access to opportunity is impenetrable to those that don’t have experience, skill-sets and connections.
Since 2011, we have been responding to aspiring creatives and employer needs by co-designing training programmes, brokering job opportunities and developing networks. By 2030, we will have supported the next generation of talent into 40,000 new jobs. Find out more here.
We are Creative Sparkworks. A visual arts training & employment charity in Lambeth, London. Working closely within the community, we’ve been changing young people’s lives in the past 12 years by increasing their technical and life skills, their confidence and entry-level paid jobs, through our free inclusive courses Film2Learn2£earn, Film with Health in MIND & Design with Health in MIND.
83% of our beneficiaries achieve paid work or gain places in higher education. We continue supporting them to have a voice for decreasing stigma and discrimination and increasing diverse representation in the industry for years to come. Find out more here.
“The professional network for people who don’t wear suits to work. Land your dream job. Upskill at events. Get advice & find collaborators,” is what The Dots says about themselves, and it’s pretty spot on. The Dots is a great place to look for jobs in the creative industries, to find freelance projects and to build a community. You can connect with people, attend events they host and share your own projects. It’s creative focus is especially useful when looking for jobs in our industry! Find out more here.
For over 10 years, thinkBIGGER! has providesd courses and workshops, coaching and training, and talent to the Television and Media Industry. Today, over 200 trainees from across the UK use thinkBIGGER!’s award-winning training and recruitment services to build careers. We’re working with the industry to build equality and transform the way screen bodies attract and engage talent and audiences alike. From workshops and training, to recruitment and consultancy, thinkBIGGER! gives you the tools you need to grow!
Working alongside the industry we help our EAN members get jobs, placements and traineeships that often act as a launchpad for their careers. Many of our members go on to sustain successful careers in the Film and TV industry.
As well as helping connect the network’s members with productions and companies, the EAN runs a number of initiatives, including free regular masterclasses with industry leaders and experienced practitioners, an annual New Entrants Course, which covers everything from development to post-production, internship/returnship schemes, access to online resources as well as tailored careers advice, 1-2-1 CV clinics and mock interview sessions. Find out more here.
ERIC began as a careers festival for Gen Z that swapped static stalls and free pens with workshops and live entertainment, before they launched their very own app. The app is free for young creatives to download, and is a space for them to explore, up-skill and land their first job in the creative industries. This is a great place to learn, find out about different roles available in the creative industries and find jobs in the creative sector. They are particularly passionate about working with diverse talent too! Find out more here.
We host our own jobs board on our website. The positions advertised are all from our member companies, so all from companies working within the corporate film and events sectors. View it here.
As market leader in event recruitment in the UK and internationally, esp specialise in recruitment solutions from graduate to board level across all sectors of the events industry for permanent, contract and freelance event professionals. Professional, proactive and confidential. Recruitment companies are a great way to find a job that’s suited to your skillset and experience. And esp knows everything there is to know about recruiting within the events sector!
The Hub is the only dedicated job and people board for the events industry. It’s free to use, easily searchable, and also has a tab of resources from the team. These include everything from advice on how to market yourself, to a webinar on how to create a kick-ass CV. Find out more here.
We are a social enterprise supporting young people from diverse backgrounds, aged 16-25, who need that extra bit of help; to acquire much needed skills, experience and resilience to increase their opportunities to enter the media industry.
Commercially we work on commissioned projects with our young people, to produce compelling video and photo content for clients. Find out more here.
Just Runners is designed to create a fair and equal entry system into the film industry and it’s a system that’s proving to really work, with 70% of our alumni moving on into employment in the production industry. It’s a simple system. Contact us with a project and we will supply you with a runner. The film and TV industry are looking for every production to employ inclusively and Just Runners is a great way to help you do that. We recruit our runners from film and media courses, set up by Government and Lottery funding, to nationally draw the best talent toward the industry. We only allow nominated suitable candidates to go through our selection process. We are afraid that we can not accept applications directly from individuals. We run a strict fixed process for entry. Find out more here.
This is a general jobs board, but it’s also a really good idea to have a profile on LinkedIn and to keep it up to date. If an employer does like your CV they’re likely to check your LinkedIn page to find out more. So even if you don’t use it to look for jobs, we’d recommend setting one up and keeping it up to date! Find out more here.
The misrepresentation of people from under-represented groups in the media negatively affects society. We want to change this. The MAMA Youth Project recruits, trains and nurtures young people between 18-25 years of age from under-represented groups or with limited educational or employment opportunities. Through training projects we equip people with the skills and experience necessary to secure long-term and fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry. We particularly focus on young people with limited educational or employment opportunities, including unemployed graduates. We are committed to getting young people into employment and to bringing diversity to the media industry. Find out more here.
ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the screen industries – film, television (including children’s, unscripted and high-end), VFX (visual effects), animation and games. They provide insight, career development and other opportunities to help people get into the industry and progress within it. Whilst they aren’t a typical jobs board they offer some amazing training opportunities, resources to get a better understanding of the many roles available in the sector and support to help you get there. Visit their website here.
Launched by media professionals over 20 years ago, Searchlight Recruitment has remained true to its original mission, offering expert and efficient recruitment services exclusively to the media and entertainment industries. Recruitment companies with a specific industry focus can be another great way to make sure you are finding opportunities suited to you. View their jobs board here.
if you run, or know of, a jobs board that you’d like to see added to this list, please get in touch with Amelia Brown via email@example.com.