FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world with operations in 22 countries, creating over 10,000 hours of programming, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 individual titles. Our worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes including some of the most sought after and long running formats such as Idols, The X Factor, Got Talent, Neighbours, The Bill and The Price Is Right. FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL Group, Europe’s largest television and radio broadcast company, which is in turn 90 percent owned by Bertelsmann AG, one of the world’s major media and entertainment companies.
You can find out more about FremantleMedia on our company website www.fremantlemedia.com
The FremantleMedia Graduate Programme is an exciting opportunity for talented and creative individuals to build a career in media. Our 12 month rotational training programme will give you exposure to three core business areas and offer a multi-dimensional perspective of the company. Each placement is four months long and you’ll have the opportunity to experience how our programmes are produced, how our brands are exploited and how we create content for other platforms. It’s not all about production so you just might be surprised what excites you and where your talents truly lie.
In each placement you’ll need the ability to quickly establish relationships and learn about the activities of the business area. From the start you’ll be given responsibility for specific projects and will be expected to make significant contributions to the team. You’ll emerge not only with a thorough understanding of the business but also a network of friends and range of business skills.
You’ll see that once you become part of the programme we strive to make sure you have the skills and support you need to move your career forward. You’ll be assigned both a mentor and a buddy, from whom you will receive support and guidance as you need it. There will be ongoing training throughout the 12 month programme covering a range of skills. At the end of the training period you’ll be assessed on how you have developed so that you can be placed in the appropriate area.
This is a highly competitive scheme and we are looking for people with a passion to work in media and television. You’ll need to be a final year student or recent graduate with a minimum 2.1 degree or equivalent from a leading university and a strong academic record from high school. We look for people with excellent interpersonal and networks skills and a natural ability to build relationships. We value innovative and creative people with excellent project management skills and a real passion for media. Previous experience in entertainment media would be beneficial. Successful candidates will also have:
We have a select number of roles available in the UK, France and Germany. You’ll need to be fluent in English but if you have fluency in a relevant language then you may also be put forward for an international placement. International candidates should however be aware that permanent placements will be in their home country. You must also have the legal right to work in the country for which you apply.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 12th April 2009 and you’ll need to submit a CV and motivational letter written in English via our online application form. In your motivational letter, you’ll need to explain why you are interested in FremantleMedia, the media industry and why you think you are suitable for the programme. We would encourage you to read our FAQs section prior to submitting your application as this will give you further information about who we are looking for and our recruitment process. The closing date for applications is Sunday 12th April 2009.