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What would you say to someone considering the Skills Bootcamp?

Do it.
It’s an incredible opportunity. You’ll have fun, you’ll learn a lot (!!), you’ll meet people who want to get into the industry so it’s an incredible way to network (as well as meeting industry professionals!), you’ll get to work practically and do things you wouldn’t have thought of. By the end you’ll be surprised at how much you learn in a short amount of time because the whole way feels exciting!
It’s an incredible chance to kickstart your career.

How was your experience of accessing Skills Bootcamp careers support?

Create Central have been incredible in sending regular emails with opportunities regardless of if they apply to my career interest or not.

What are some of the best things about your Skills Bootcamp experience or your biggest achievements?

I definitely gained more confidence. Gaining more knowledge on the career I want and having the support of professionals and those like minded was invaluable. It all made me so much more excited to delve into this career.

Please provide details of any employers in the relevant field who have invited you for an interview after completing the Skills Bootcamp.

Since completing the Bootcamp I have worked with Netflix as a Costume Trainee where I put to use all I had learnt. I would have been slightly overwhelmed had I not undertaken the Bootcamp.
I am currently applying to more Costume roles to gain further experience and work up the ladder in the industry.

Tell us about yourself and your journey to studying a Skills Bootcamp.

It started with a lot of learning and lectures. It was fairly small group of us which made it easier to get to know each other and connect with our lecturers who were industry professionals. We learnt about each department with those who already work in that sector, had practical training in using things such as headsets and terminology. We were given the chance to create our own scene and even had the chance work alongside Doctors at the BBC Drama Village.
The whole process from start to end was very exciting, to be in and around those in the industry and those who want to get into it. I developed a lot personally and professionally throughout the process of the Bootcamp.

Why did you choose to study a Skills Bootcamp at the University of Birmingham?

I chose to do this Bootcamp to learn more about the industry. I had been trained in theatre as an actor and I wanted to know more about TV and Film as a Crew member. How do I network? How do I get experience? What terminology do I need to know? How do I write a successful industry CV? Really important things I had some idea on but needed to know more about. When I saw this opportunity I jumped at it! I knew I had to do this and that it would be a game changer for the start of my career.