- Posted by info 20 Mar
On the 20th of March, four team members from LoveLove Films attended the AUB Employability and Enterprise Skills Week 2018 to give AUB students and graduates a workshop on finding the perfect role after graduation.
The workshop was part of a week-long event being run by AUB to raise students’ employability, give them essential skills that they will need for the workplace, and introduce them to potentially key contacts within their various industries. Workshops run during the week included ‘Identifying and Approaching Potential Clients and Employers’, ‘Intellectual Property’, and ‘Getting the Right Bum on the Right Seat’ the workshop ran by LoveLove Films.
LoveLove Films’ Producer/MD Georgina Hurcombe, writer Oliver Selby, one of our Junior Animator’s Joe Simpson and production coordinator Shannon Reeve held the workshop.
Throughout the workshop, each of the team members discussed their personal routes into the industry, best practices for CV writing, cover letters, the value of networking, elevator pitches, as well as discussing LoveLove Films’ New Talent Placement Scheme. The students were given numerous group tasks for which they then shared their ideas and thoughts with the wider group.
The talk was attended by students from the Arts University Bournemouth including courses such as Costume and Performance Design, Graphic design, Illustration and Events.
Lucy Devall, AUB’s Innovation Officer and one of the coordinators of the Employment and Enterprise Skills Week 2018, said of the workshop:
“We couldn’t have asked for anything more from LoveLove Films in this workshop. It was an insightful, funny and honest account of what it takes to break into an industry and get your dream job. Georgina and her team gave perspectives and personal accounts from their time in industry; from crafting a stand out CV, to what skills employers look for (and don’t look for) in potential employees. It was also great to hear from junior members of the LoveLove team and judging from the amount of questions and discussion throughout the event, I know the students have benefited enormously.”
LoveLove Films’ Junior Animator Joe Simpson said of the workshop:
“I think it’s very important to pass down knowledge on getting into a professional company because there are amazing talents coming out of AUB and it would be a shame if people’s talents weren’t picked up by companies for something as simple as not presenting their work in an appropriate way. This kind of thing is often overlooked but there were people in my life who helped me to understand what I needed to do to become part of this industry, so I want to do the same for others.”
The topic of our talk ‘Being the right bum on the right seat’, is particularly important to LoveLove Films as a regional studio/production company, since team culture has been so integral to the success of LoveLove Films and we are dedicated to encouraging new talent in the South West and particularly Dorset.
The talk at AUB is part of LoveLove Films’ award-winning Engagement with Education programme, as we are committed as a team and a company to providing new talent with the skills and knowledge that they need to succeed within the highly competitive media and creative industries. Later this week, LoveLove Films will be hosting a similar workshop for colleges with Silicon South at our studios, Cinechrome Studios. We are also thrilled to be appearing at Meet the Professionals, hosted by the Royal Television Society, at Bournemouth University on the 25th of August 2018!
To find out more about AUB’s Employability and Enterprise Skills Week, visit: https://aub.ac.uk/about-us/employability/employability-enterprise-skills-week/