PL PRESENTS' JOURNEY
In 2015, after enjoying a 5 day TV presenting course at TV Training Academy’s iconic Pinewood Studios (London), I set up my own ‘PL presents’ YouTube channel so that I could upload my show reel from this course.
Whilst in a full time 9-5 office job at the time, my enthusiasm to expand my portfolio grew. So I researched different subjects and talking points that I could do presentations and interviews on (initially as a hobby in my spare time). These included, sport, local interest and business promotional.
Realising this wasn’t just a spare time hobby but a career change I really wanted to make, I made the bold move in 2017 to return to full time education as a mature student to study BA Hons Media Production at the renowned Birmingham City University (BCU).
Whilst at BCU, I have embraced every opportunity to gain as much media experience as possible securing different placements in the process. These include the 2019 Sky scholarship (Content Services dept) where I won their ‘Best performer’ award. At Birmingham TV, I volunteered as a Sports Reporter on ‘West Midlands Live’ and at Big City Radio, Birmingham, I also volunteered as a Researcher and co-host. Whilst at university, I have also worked as a presenter on both BCU’s Scratch TV & Scratch Radio stations.
After graduating with a 1st class honours in 2020, I have been recruited by Sky on a 12 month (FTC) ‘Starting Out’ role in their Content Services department. This is an excellent opportunity for me to build on my burning desire to work within the media industry.