LJMU introduces year 10 pupils to TV career possibilities
The university’s Liverpool Screen School (LSS) has delivered six roadshows to introduce year 10 pupils to the prospect of High-end TV (HETV) careers.
The roadshows, commissioned by ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund, saw students, parents and the local community invited to a series of events with HETV freelancers and keynote speakers, including scriptwriters, costume and production managers, to find out more about the prospect of HETV careers in Liverpool.
The partnership between ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund and LSS resulted in six north-west schools taking part in the roadshows, including: Kirkby High School, Halewood Academy, St John Bosco, Holy Family, Calderstones High School and Childwall Academy.
ScreenSkills is the skills body for the UK screen industries. They launched the High-end Televisions Skills Fund in 2013 and have invested over £36 million in skills and training. LJMU became delivery partners for 2023/2024 for the HETV Careers roadshow in Liverpool, to inspire secondary school pupils to consider a career in HETV.
Sarah Haynes, Associate Director of the Liverpool Screen School said:
“We know from our contacts within the industry that the Northwest, and Liverpool in particular, is a popular location for film and tv and that local crew and talent is in high demand.
“Many students think these are dream jobs and only available in London but by taking freelancers and people from local TV production companies into schools, we showed that there are many film and television professionals working and living in Merseyside, and careers in the field are not just a pipe dream but a rewarding possible career in the most filmed location in the UK outside of London; Liverpool.”
Pictured: Students at the roadshow completed profiles to see how their skills and interests match roles in HETV.
Vicki Ball, ScreenSkills Careers Outreach Manager, said:
“Liverpool is a key player in the UK's screen industries and it's important that we invest in the local talent that will help the industry thrive. That’s why we’re working with local people and partners to help inspire the next generation of talent and help them find their pathway into one of the many roles available.”
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IMAGE: (homepage) Filming The English Game, an historical drama in Liverpool city centre