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Media Trust x Searchlight 2022


Our Head of Development Amy Osterley, Senior Consultant Victoria Lugg, Marketing Executive Tom Murphy and Researcher Seth Cohen met with trainees from the Media Trust to provide an insight into what makes a great CV, a stand-out cover letter and how to break into the media and entertainment industries.

Our session was part of The Media Trust’s Creativity Works, supported by the Mayor’s Fund for London. Creativity Works Futures is a free, intensive eight-week boot camp of high-impact media masterclasses and employability skills training for young adults from underrepresented backgrounds.

The team did an incredible job of relating to the group, sharing our educational background and the importance of having self-belief and ‘never apologising for what you don’t have, but showcasing your unique skills and talents’. 

Our Head of Development, Amy had this to say on why we keep returning year after year. “We have worked with the Media Trust for several years and it is a partnership we are very proud of. We are always trying to think of ways to help the next generation enter the industry, and working with students who come from a variety of backgrounds and marginalised groups is vital to ensuring the sector has diversity and different voices. Now more than ever we recognise the importance of supporting the students with their career goals and ambitions of working in TV, film or the arts and advertising world and we are keen to continue helping where we can. Volunteering some of our time is the least we can do to show them some commitment and support.”