Aims to offer 200 work experience roles on its outside broadcasts and studio productions

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Sunset+Vine has revealed its legacy programme for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. 

As the host broadcast partner, the production company has outlined a training initiative that will be created for the Games and aims to have diversity at its core.

Sunset+Vine has partnered with Birmingham City University, Create Central, WMCA and Solihull College to deliver the Host Broadcast Training Initiative, which will offer 200 work experience placements on its outside broadcasts and studio productions.

Trainess will also receive industry-level skills training across a variety of disciplines including live TV, broadcasting and production, and recruitment will specifically target underrepresented groups. 

The initiative will culminate in the opportunity to work within the host broadcast team in a professional (paid) capacity at the Commonwealth Games. Roles at the games will include content creators, production co-ordinators, media managers, camera operators, edit assistants, loggers, live gallery PAs, assistant floor managers and technical roles with Sunset+Vine’s outside broadcast suppliers.

Sunset+Vine will continue to mentor trainees post Games, helping them to launch a career in the industry.

David Tippett, Sunset+Vine managing director, said: “The lack of diversity in sports broadcasting is an ongoing issue and this scheme is one way we are looking to play our part in addressing that. We are committed to offering real-world industry experience and practical-based training opportunities to under-represented groups in the Midlands.

“This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn the skills needed to kick-start an exhilarating career in sports broadcasting – and what a way to start… on one of the biggest sporting events to be hosted at the heart of Birmingham.”
Nicola Turner MBE, head of legacy for the Games, added: “The Bootcamps are a genius idea. The opportunity to learn about cutting edge broadcasting from global experts and a chance to work on a Commonwealth Games – these are 150 once in a lifetime possibilities. And it’s brilliant that Sunset and Vine are making this uniquely available to people with a West Midlands address, it means we can point to definite local benefit from hosting the Games.

“Across the whole Games, more than 35,000 people will be part of the event workforce or volunteers and we’ll be recruiting right up to July, so there will be thousands of individual legacies blossoming beyond the summer as each of those people go on to use their experiences and new skills into the future.”