News from Clarendon Sixth Form College

BBC visit ‘tunes in’ students to media careers

BBC visit Clarendon Sixth Form College to inspire students to think about careers in the media.

Four members of staff from BBC Sport visited the college’s theatre to deliver a talk and answer questions from creative studies students.

Monet, Louis, Jonathan and Marc, who work in the marketing, creative and media planning department each spoke about their experiences working for the BBC, how they started their careers and degree apprenticeships offered by the organisation.

They also shared some of the work that they have produced, such as a television and social media campaign for the Wheelchair and Women’s Rugby World Cups in 2022.

The marketing, creative and media planning department’s role is to engage younger viewers and promote the BBC as a hub for sports coverage.

James Shenton, media production teacher at Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “Having Marc and the team visit the college for students to see what working for a real media organisation is like and for them to see what their future career path could be is really valuable. The work they are completing whilst at the college relates directly to what was discussed and I hope that it made them think about what role they’d like once they go into the world of work.”

To find out more about creative courses at Clarendon Sixth Form College, visit the college website or call 0161 908 6600.