It can be hard to break into broadcasting and journalism. People applying for jobs like the ones below may have a degree.
First jobs are often low paid and there is a lot of competition. People usually volunteer to gain experience. If you are hoping to get into the industry with just A levels or similar, look for trainee schemes and apprenticeships. Moving up in these industries is often based on practical experience, contacts and the right personal qualities.
As a freelancer, you’re always working with new companies and with new people. I’ve worked with some great contributors. I get to travel and I’ve seen parts of the UK I would never have visited otherwise...
Hana Odell, location director at a production company
Creative Skillset careers
Information about creative careers from the sector skills council
Information about careers in journalism from the National Union of Journalists
Find out about working in radio