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Putting creative careers within reach

Brought to you by Channel 4 and powered by GetMyFirstJob, 4Schools brings the idea of creative careers into the real world for KS3 students. With virtual workshops, live assemblies, digital resources and a national competition, there's plenty of opportunities for your school to get involved.

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Creating the future

Inspiring 11-14 year olds to discover an achievable career in TV and Broadcasting.

When your students think of TV, it's probably presenters and actors that first come to mind, but there's a host of incredibly important people behind the scenes that allow the on-screen talent to star in the programmes we all know and love. 4Schools will introduce your students to careers such as set designers, location managers, sound mixers, scheduling managers and many more options that could become an achievable future for them all. The programme delivers all of this, all whilst meeting Gatsby Benchmarks 2, 4, 5 and 7.

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SKILLS WORKSHOPS

Opening up the world of Television

Through expert led virtual and face to face events, your students will find out what goes on behind the scenes to make their favourite TV programmes, how many people it takes, and how this could be a part of their future career.

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DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

Practical career skills and advice

Download our KS3 resources and give your students practical advice prior to choosing their options. Putting a creative career within reach early in their education.

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NATIONAL COMPETITION

Nurturing future creative talent

Give your students the opportunity to express their creativity in our national competition as they celebrate the diversity in our communities that makes us Altogether Different. Competition opening soon.

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There's no wrong answers

Your students will be able to find the right career for them with our careers quiz

Created with input from experts in TV, Broadcasting and Digital Media, the 4Schools careers quiz gives students insight to careers that could be a fit for their passions and personalities.

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IN NUMBERS

The UK creative industry is bigger than you may ever have thought.

Some facts about how much the UK creative industry has grown in the last 10 years for example. With the likes of Netflix, Disney+ and other streaming giants entering the market, it's an industry that shows no signs of slowing down, but evolving with our ever changing consumer habits.

27k
HOURS OF TV PRODUCED IN THE UK EACH YEAR
289k
PEOPLE WORKING IN THE UK TV INDUSTRY
56%
OF UK POPULATION USE A STEAMING SERVICE
50k+
PEOPLE EMPLOYED IN THE UK CREATIVE INDUSTRY

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