Students glimpse life behind BT Sport cameras
27 April 2017
Around 70 students, aged 16-20, came to our open door event in studio three for an inspirational two-hour visit. We gave them a rare insight into the team effort that goes on behind the scenes when we broadcast any live sports event.
We teamed up with Hiive, a professional network that connects and encourages collaboration between creative people with an interest in the media and film industry.
A panel of our BT Sport colleagues talked about their roles and outlined their careers so far. And they gave the students some top tips to help them in the early stages of their careers.
The panellists including Chief Operating Office Jamie Hindhaugh, each come from different backgrounds and had taken a different path into BT Sport.
But the key messages throughout the discussions were that you need to work hard, get stuck into everything and be willing to support and do things for other people.
Jamie says: “Our apprenticeship and graduate programmes are incredibly important to us. We’ve six full-time apprentices here from the local area, and a graduate has joined us now too.
“Through our open door events we’re now helping another seven young people with work experience.
“Developing creative talent by supporting our local community is a great feeling for everyone involved. We get to build on the London 2012 legacy, and as a challenger sports broadcaster these young voices bring fresh perspectives and exciting new ideas to the table.”