In September a group of University of Stirling’s final year Communication, Media and Culture students had the opportunity to spend the day with two industry experts: Bill Ward, Executive Director of the McRoberts Art Centre (and ex BBC Talent Manager), together with the current BBC Talent Scotland Manager, Jo Johnstone.
Following an introduction to working at the BBC and a Q & A, students were divided into teams and given a group task where in the role of a Production Runner they had to prioritise tasks and deal with issues as they arose. They were then given the opportunity to have a 1:1 interview and received feedback on their CV and performance. The day proved a hit with students and with the industry experts.
Jo Johnstone said, “I was particularly impressed by the enthusiasm and confidence of the students. They all took the exercises very seriously and presented themselves very well. I came away thinking what an employable group of young people they were. These are difficult times for young people to get continuity of work, but if they continue to keep their eyes on their goals, I am sure they will all be successful. I am look forward to seeing them in the industry in the future!”