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Production Assistant at Premier League Productions - IMG

The variety of classes gave me the opportunity to try a full range of TV roles (producer, camera operator, editor) within an encouraging environment.

Why I chose to attend Leeds Trinity and my best memories

I first arrived at Leeds Trinity as an Erasmus student from Hungary in 2020. The reason I decided to come to Leeds was not only the offer of a great environment to study but it also advertised highly practical courses. This, combined with the supportive Study Abroad office, made Leeds Trinity my ideal choice.

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Practical experience gained

I had a placement in my final year with Story Film and Photography. I learnt so much during my time there and the experience I gained from it helped me land my first role within HETV,  working on a Netflix production (Bridgerton spin-off), before graduating from university. The University’s support during my last three months - whilst completing my degree and working on this show at the same time was great and my lecturers were incredibly helpful and supportive.

What I enjoyed most about my course

The variety of classes gave me the opportunity to try a full range of TV roles (producer, camera operator, editor) within an encouraging environment. I also enjoyed working with other students from different modules as this allowed us all to brainstorm and leverage our knowledge.

What new skills I left university with

I believe I have developed both personally and professionally during my time at Leeds Trinity, but the main skills I have taken away, and use daily, are teamwork, communication, operating an AutoCue and problem-solving.  

Barbara Berkzi editing.

Working for the Premier League

I’m currently working as a Production Assistant for the Premier League, where I’m an active member of the Match Day Live team; working on the pre-production planning of both live matches and pre-recorded studio shows, operating the AutoCue, processing post-production paperwork and sometimes going on-site to assist with shoots.

The best part is that I'm involved in the whole production process from creating call sheets to keeping an eye on the budget. The biggest reward is seeing all our hard work coming together in the delivery of a live broadcast to 64 countries around the world.

Barbara Berkzi with trophy.

My advice to other students

Start exploring the production companies in the area as they are always looking for enthusiastic people who are keen to learn and get their foot in the door. Moreover, use the University’s contacts and resources as Leeds has a great Employability team and lecturers who are always willing to help with not only study materials but job hunting as well.