Creative Media Careers Workshop

>As a member of the Northern Ireland Skillset Academy, North West Regional College hosted a one day workshop this week on careers in the Creative Media. The event was designed for creative media sector specialists and new entrants to the careers guidance world who are getting to grips with LMI (Labour Market Information), as well as established professionals taking time out as part of their CPD.

The guests, careers advisers from local schools and the Careers Service, along with some of the College’s own media students heard from experts, Cecilia McAllister, Northern Ireland Manager, Skillset; Vincent Kinnaird, Skillset Careers Advisor and established Writer, Director, and Producer; and Lucy Marris, Training Consultant.

These industry specialists outlined tips on tailoring a CV for this competitive sector, the key attributes and qualifications employers look for, how to get in and get on, including info on entry and progression routes, the pros and cons of work experience, and national and regional perspectives on opportunities in the creative media.

North West Regional College was awarded Skillset status for its Higher National Diplomas in Interactive Media and Media (Moving Image) last year.