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Floor Manager – Television

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A floor manager makes sure that a programme or production goes according to plan and that everyone involved in the programme — presenters, camera crew, guests and audience — knows what they have to do and when they have to do it.

On location floor managers are called assistant directors.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual salaries may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for floor or studio managers can be around £22,000, rising to around £28,000 with a number of years’ experience.

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Getting In

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What Does it Take?

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You should have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

If you are aged 18 or over you may be interested in The Network. The Network is an event held each year alongside the TV Festival in Edinburgh. If selected you would attend for four free days of masterclasses and workshops which will provide you with the skills, knowledge and contacts to start a career in TV. You can usually apply from January to May.

BBC Scotland runs an apprenticeship scheme for people aged 18 and above who are keen to get into a career in the media industry. The closing date for applications is usually sometime in April or May. The one-year apprenticeship is based in Glasgow and pays £9,000 a year. Training takes place at Glasgow Kelvin College, BBC Scotland at Pacific Quay and on the job in various departments. It will lead to a Level 3 Diploma in Creative and Digital Media. There are no formal entry qualifications but applicants must have good basic maths, English and IT skills. There are usually only around ten places available, so entry is very competitive. The selection process includes an assessment day and tests in English and Maths. If you would like to find out more or check on application deadline dates visit BBC Scotland Apprenticeships.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Creative Skillset Scotland
Tel: 020 7713 9800
E-mail: info@creativeskillset.org
Website: http://creativeskillset.org/
Twitter: @SkillsetSSC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativeskillset

Creative Skillset works with the UK’s screen-based creative media industries to develop skills and talent from classroom to boardroom.

Edinburgh International Television Festival (EITF)
Tel: 020 7278 9515
E-mail: info@thetvfestival.com
Website: http://www.thetvfestival.com
Twitter: @EdinburghTVFest
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsEdinburghTVFestival

National Film and Television School
Tel: 01494 671234
E-mail: info@nfts.co.uk
Website: http://nfts.co.uk
Twitter: @NFTSFilmTV
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NFTSFilmTV

Scottish Drama Training Network
Tel: 0141 270 8349
Website: http://sdtn.org/
Twitter: @SDTNtweets
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scottish-Drama-Training-Network/166120633449915?sk=wall

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