Sunset+Vine has partnered with Birmingham City University, Create Central, WMCA and Solihull College to deliver the Host Broadcast Training Initiative (HBTI) for the Commonwealth Games.
The HBTI will offer 200 work experience placements on its outside broadcasts and studio productions, providing training across a variety of disciplines including live TV, broadcasting and production.
These placements will culminate in the opportunity to work within the Host Broadcast team in a professional capacity at the Commonwealth Games this summer, in roles including content creators, camera operators and edit assistants.
The company also stated its commitment to diversity and inclusion, noting that the HBTI aims to train up participants in current industry skills gaps specifically targeting underrepresented groups.
“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,” said Sunset+Vine MD David Tippett. “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.”