Careers Guidance For You

Careers Guidance For You


Welcome to Adviza's Careers Portal:

The Gateway to Planning Your Career

Are you new to the Portal? Why not watch our brand new tour video to help you get started:



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You'll find lots of useful information to help you make the right decisions when it comes to choosing options and career routes. 

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You'll find the information and tools you need to support your child at key times when decisions need to be made.

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    You'll find key information, resources and dates of events to support your students through key transition points.

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    The media industry includes newspapers, magazines, film and video, publishing, printing, TV, radio, special and visual effects, animation and interactive media. There are creative jobs, technical jobs and jobs for people who are good with words. It's a popular area of work because some jobs seem very glamorous, so it can be difficult to get started.

    Below you'll find links to videos created by employers and organisations in the sector to help you get a taste of what working in this sector is like.


    Evenbreak Meet the Employers Virtual Events
    The BBC will feature in our next Zoom meet the employer on Thursday, 29th of February. They will discuss what it’s like to work at the BBC as a disabled person, their recruitment process and what their doing to embed an inclusive culture.

    Ofcom will be hosting their Zoom meet the employer a month later. Thursday, 14th of March is when you will be able to hear about all things Ofcom. This event will discuss life at Ofcom and the accessibility and inclusion there too.
    Channel 4 will host the final seminar on Tuesday, 26th of March. Find out about their recruitment process, what life is like at Channel and much more!


    Subject Guide Videos:
    An impartial guide to university courses - featuring expert speakers and on demand webinars.
    These impartial videos support students who are considering university to make informed future subject decisions. They feature guest speakers from a range of different universities, who are always experts in the subject being explored.

    Unifrog Free Webinars:

    Live webinars across a variety of careers - requires booking.

    Adviza Podcasts and Past Webinars:

    Podcasts for Media, Print and Publishing

    We have recorded many useful webinars with a huge variety of employers and sector champions. Have a look in our Past Webinar section.

    The webinars are in date order. You may want to check out these dates to find webinars in relation to media, print and publishing:

    • 7th December 2021 - Employer Webinar (Jaywing Marketing Agency)

    Don't forget to have a look at the upcoming webinars in our Events section!

    Virtual work experience opportunities:

    TV and Film Work Experience

    Games Careers resource library

    Broadcast and Media: Interested in a career in broadcast and media but not sure where to start? This programme will help you experience the industry, explore the careers available and learn more about working in broadcast and media through a series of workplace projects.

    Speakers For Schools

    Try different jobs in real life through free VWEX so you can find the best fit for you.  Speakers for Schools are a non-profit organisation offering free UK-wide work experience.  

    Explore Forage Work Experience Programs  

    Media to Explore:

    Many young people have been inspired by TV shows, movies etc. to follow a particular career. We have collated some resources here for you to discover. We have included podcasts because they are the best way to get real insight into the industry’s current dynamics and are a great way to demonstrate knowledge and passion in personal statements and interviews.

    Please note, we have not specified the platforms for these resources as they can change over time. We suggest you do a web search for the title – you will often find them on YouTube in their entirety. Some titles will only be available for a fee or subscription.

    Please be aware that not all of the titles below are appropriate for all ages. Please check the age appropriateness before watching. Common sense media are a good resource to use to do this.

    Factual TV: The Fourth Estate, A Tabloid Empire, Inside The Great Magazines, The September Issue, Page One: Inside The New York Times, Collective

    TV Drama: The Morning Show, Succession, The Bold Type

    Film: All The President’s Men, Spotlight, The Post, The Devil Wears Prada, Bombshell, Broadcast News, How to Build a Girl

    Radio & Podcasts: The Media Show (BBC), The PR Week Review, When It Hits The Fan (BBC)

    Useful Websites:


    Working in the Media 

    Marketing – an overview 

    Digital Marketing 


    Prospects - What to do with a degree in Media Studies and links to information on careers in the media

    Target Careers – Jobs in the Media 

    National Careers Service 

    Discover Creative Careers – Careers information and opportunities 

    Creative and Cultural Skills - Also information on careers in creative careers including blogs, information and live events 

    Screen Skills - Information on careers in the Media and Creative careers 

    Hiive - A professional network for creative people on the Screen Skills website 

    Chartered Institute of Marketing – Get into Marketing– Career pathways into Marketing 

    IDM – Qualifications and training in direct and digital marketing 

    DMA – Data and Marketing Association and a quiz to see what type of marketing might suit you 

    IPA – Careers in Advertising 

    BJTC – Information on careers and courses in Journalism 

    NCTJ – National Council for the Training of Journalists – Careers information 

    Journoresources - Careers site for trainee journalists

    Publishing Association 

    The Publishing Training Centre – Self-study, virtual courses, blogs and guides 

    MPA – Information on careers and training in the Music Publishing Industry 

    BFI – British Film Industry 

    BBC - Information on gaining work experience with the BBC

    The Knowledge - A directory of contacts within the Film and Media industries 

    Oxford Film TV Company - Information on a local independent Film and Television company

    Film Oxford - Local opportunities for young people to get involved in Film and Media