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At Searchlight, we’re committed to helping young people taking their first steps into the media industy and once again, this year, Searchlight hosted sessions at both Media Trust and the National Film and Television School (NFTS).

Part of this was Searchlight’s CV screenings, offering 1-1 breakdowns of their CV’s. Along with this, their CV presentation went into detail on how best to maximise your CV. There was also a Q&A to the Media Trust – Creativity Works students and the NFTS Masters students in both year one and year two. The importance of these sessions cannot be overstated, as they give guidance to young students and professionals navigating a continually in demand market.

Both organisations teach and train the next-generation of media and entertainment professional from a wide variety of socio-economic backgrounds. They allow those who work with them to enter the market with a strong advantage, and Searchlight’s sessions play a key role in this.

Media Trust

Media Trust works as a charity in partnership with the media and creative industry to give marginalised groups and young people a stronger voice. They encourage the media and creative industry to share their time, knowledge and creativity to benefit charities, under-represented communities and young people.

They also create and run unique programmes to encourage young, diverse talent to develop their confidence, passions and talents for the work place.


For nearly 50 years, the NFTS has developed some of Britain and the world’s top creative talent. They run more than 30 MA, Diploma and Certificate courses – as well as numerous short courses – across a range of film, television and games disciplines. They have a wide selection of behind the camera courses, including core craft areas such as directing and cinematography as well as specialist areas such as script supervision and production accounting.

They received both the 2018 BAFTA for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

Searchlight is immensely proud to work with these organisations as part of our volunteer and CRS programmes.