We are unable to offer work experience placements to students, or voluntary work for those wishing to gain more industry experience.

When a video or TV production company offers work experience we think it should be with a good structure of time spent observing filming and editing taking place, and not just making cups of tea in the office.

As a small but busy company, we struggle to have time to dedicate either vetting the correct students, or making sure we are considering them in our day to day running of the company.

But what Sammi and Carol from bellyflop.tv have done is created a blog post to give some tips and advice for those looking for work experience. The blog is here, and the video below also explains the tips.

Finally, be careful if you are looking for experience in the TV and video production industry that you are not being exploited. Industry website The TV Watercooler explains more about what the law says here.

Here’s a recent blog post about what I think about the exploitation of young people in the industry.

Good luck with your search, and make the most from the tips Sammi and Carol give above.