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Commonwealth Games TV Bootcamp

Want to work in TV? Got a passion for sport? Or just buzzing for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games?

Sunset+Vine, the leading sports television production company and Host Broadcaster of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, have partnered with Create Central, WMCA and Solihull College & University Centre to deliver their Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Host Broadcast Training Scheme (HBTI).

The HBTI will offer a series of training bootcamps targeting live TV skills and work experience placements on Sunset+Vine’s Broadcasts and Studio productions working towards an opportunity to work within the Host Broadcast team in a professional capacity at the Commonwealth Games.

Throughout the bootcamp, you’ll learn an essential overview of live television production, in particular sports broadcasting. You will: visit sports venues, learning how live sport is filmed and put together, work with community sports organisations to record events, learn how to log footage, the responsibilities of the different roles available on the games and take part in work experience with Sunset+Vine.

You will get then opportunity to apply for a role on the Commonwealth Games in a professional capacity, as part of the Host Broadcast production team in 2022. Games Time roles will include Content Creators, Media Managers, Camera Operators, Edit Assistants, Digital Clippers, Live Gallery PAs, Assistant Floor Managers and Technical Support Engineers across every discipline in television production. After the Games, the HBTI team will work with each candidate to de-brief their experience, provide CV clinics and industry contacts to use their experience to further their careers.

So, if you have a passion for sport, watching or playing, live events or television production, this is your chance to learn new skills and gain real life experience on one of the largest sporting events to come to our region.

Who will I be working with?

Sunset+Vine

Sunset+Vine is an independent television production company specialising in sport.

Productions include large host broadcast operations for the ICC (Cricket), FEI (Equestrian), Commonwealth Games and Premier League Football. They also produce live coverage of: rugby, football, cricket, triathlon, sailing, rowing, mountain biking, and badminton, as well as advertiser funded programming for companies like Gillette and Mobil 1.

Sunset+Vine are the official Host Broadcaster of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. They will provide the international world feed across the globe, along with highlights programming and games time content. Sunset+Vine will employ over 1700 crew and production team during the Commonwealth Games.

The Host Broadcast Training Initiative (HBTI) is part of Sunset+Vine’s legacy commitment to the West Midlands. The HBTI is a training and skills development scheme providing work experience and bespoke training to 200 locally based entry level candidates, and will offer 150 of those candidates a paid Games time roles as part of the Host Broadcast team in 2022. The aim is to provide the vital skills, experience and contacts for candidates to launch their careers within television and/or sports broadcasting.

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Create Central and Solihull College & University Centre

Create Central is an industry body whose members comprise some of the UK’s most creative thinkers and change makers in film, TV, games and other creative content sectors.

Create Central works with national and regional partners to create an agile and responsive network to turbo-charge the screen sector in the heart of the UK.

For the last 18 months Create Central and Solihull College & University Centre have been working together in partnership to create training opportunities for people to work in television. Bootcamps in TV production and content creation have been delivered with participants going on to work for companies such as Full Fat TV, Love Productions, Optomen, Warner Bros and Common Story.

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Timeline

  • Applications open
  • Applications close TBC (applications remain open)
  • Bootcamps lasting 4 weeks between November 2021 – June 2022.
    Dates TBC, you only need to be available for one of the four week slots.
  • Commonwealth Games inclusive.
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Who are we looking for?

We want people who are passionate and interested in Live sports and/or TV production.

You don’t need any past experience but you do need to be a team player, who is organised, resourceful and flexible.

You need to thrive in fast paced environments, be able to work under pressure and have excellent communication skills.

You must be 19+ and have a West Midlands Combined Authority area postcode. The West Midlands Combined Authority comprises of: Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

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How do I apply?

To apply, you must be aged 19 or over, have the right to work in the UK and a permanent base in the West Midlands within commuting distance of Commonwealth Games venues and be available from till .

Please download the application form below and email to:

For more information email
sportstvbootcamps@solihull.ac.uk.

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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.

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