Televideo teams up with Sheffield College

Televideo teams up with Sheffield College

One of the UK’s largest outside broadcast companies has teamed up with Sheffield College in a bid to boost students’ skills and career prospects.

Launching this summer, Televideo and the college will introduce the Televideo Academy to help train the next generation of local media industry talent right here in Yorkshire.

The company has agreed to recruit 14 apprentices and provide work experience and industry talks to students on related college courses as part of the partnership.

The deal marks a major milestone following the unveiling of the new £8.8m state-of-the-art facilities at the college’s Hillsborough campus on Livesey Street, enabling students to train and develop the skills that the creative industries need.

Paul Corcoran, chief executive of the college, said: “Televideo is a leading employer in the outside broadcast industry with contracts around the world.

“This partnership means we can jointly address the national media and broadcast sector’s skill shortages by developing talent right here in Sheffield."

He added: “Combining the College’s high-tech facilities at Hillsborough with those at the Televideo Training academy will attract and inspire students, and help one of our leading local businesses grow in home and international markets.”

Established in 1976, Televideo provides outside broadcast and production facilities to major broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, Sky Sport, Premier Sport, Eurosport and Channel 5.

The company, which has 55 staff and offices on Furnival Road in Sheffield as well as in Edinburgh, has grown to become one of the largest in its sector in the UK, operating 11 outside broadcast units.

The academy hopes to recruit camera, video tape and graphics operators, and vision and sound engineers, as well as post-production staff, warehouse operatives and riggers.