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“Creating local opportunities for talented people.”

– Colette Foster, Full Fat TV

What is the bootcamp?

Create Central has come together with West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and Solihull College to develop a fantastic opportunity for those who want a career in the TV industry. And what’s more it’s FREE for those who meet the person criteria and live in a WMCA postcode.

We’re inviting you – the creative talent from across the West Midlands – to join this innovative new bootcamp where you’ll have the opportunity to learn the skills to become a researcher, production co-ordinator or runner. The bootcamp has been designed in partnership with the local professional production community and will include immersive learning through industry set briefs, masterclasses and career development to support a successful career as a television freelancer.

The bootcamp is a month-long programme followed by a two-week work placement. It is focused on nurturing people from a diverse range of backgrounds who have the drive and commitment to succeed in the TV or film industry.

The bootcamp will focus on:

If you’d like to find out more about these roles and how they fit into a career in TV production this careers map from ScreenSkills shows the different editorial and production roles in the industry. It explains the relationship between the different departments and how to get into entry-level roles.

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Person Criteria

  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Dedicated to pursuing a career in the screen industry
  • Highly organised, resourceful and with the ability to prioritise
  • A team player with a ‘can do’ attitude who is super-flexible and adaptable
  • Self-starter with the ability to use their own initiative
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Passionate about content making
  • Over 21 years of age
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How to Apply

Applications are currently closed. If you’d like to be informed when applications open for the next bootcamp, please email:

createcentralbootcamps@solihull.ac.uk

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Hear why award-winning director Daniel Alexander wanted to support this course and how Wonder TV’s Sarah Trigg values the skills that you’ll gain in the TV Production Bootcamp.


The College has received significant investment from GBSLEP to help its creative courses support students into employment. This investment has helped repurpose art studios into a contemporary arts delivery spaces and provided a new edit suite, large supply of cutting-edge camera equipment and updated IT equipment. In addition, this GBSLEP funding has repurposed an area into a hatchery and meeting space for graduates and local businesses. This funding will enable the College to support and deliver innovative programmes of which this bootcamp is the first.

Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership