“Creating local opportunities for talented people.”

– Colette Foster, Full Fat TV

What is the bootcamp?

WMCA, Create Central and Solihull College & University Centre have come together to develop a fantastic opportunity for those who want a career in the TV and digital media 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 skills bootcamp where you’ll have the opportunity to learn the skills to become a researcher, production co-ordinator or runner.

The bootcamp is a month-long programme followed by a 2-week placement.

The bootcamp is focused on nurturing people from diverse range of backgrounds who have the drive and commitment to succeed in the TV, Film industry.

The bootcamp will focus on:

TV Production Bootcamp - Solihull College - Filming

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 super flexible with the ability to prioritise.
  • A team player with a ‘can do’ attitude who is 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 opportunities.
  • 19+ years of age
TV Production Bootcamp - Solihull College - Camera work

How to Apply

To start your pathway into the screen industry, please submit your CV and cover letter. You can submit this as a regular document or a video file if you’d like! Please make sure you outline how you meet the person criteria and why you want to be involved in this exciting initiative. You may submit additional supporting evidence alongside your CV.

If you need any assistance completing the Microsoft form online, please call:
0121 678 7252

CVs and covering letters should be emailed to:

You will also need to fill in the below monitoring form:
Apply now!

Deadline for applications is the end of .

We also offer a Live Capture Bootcamp – Find out more

TV Production Bootcamp - Solihull College - Production notes

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“I’ve enjoyed absolutely everything! All the people, my camper friends, all the guest speakers – everyone I never would have had the chance to meet if it hadn’t been for the Bootcamp! It’s given me so many opportunities!”

Savhanha Nguyen

– Savhanha Nguyen, Camper from 2021’s 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 contemporary arts delivery spaces and provided a new edit suite, a 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