Leeds Trinity University Media graduate Tom Allen has secured a full-time content delivery role at ITV during his final year.
21-year-old Tom, from Northallerton, started working at ITV as a Content Delivery Coordinator in May before even graduating, following a successful professional work placement as a Content Delivery Assistant with the organisation.
Tom, who achieved a First-Class degree in Media, has joined the broadcasting network at an exciting time, with his team responsible for capturing the new series of Love Island for ITV’s streaming services.
Leeds Trinity embeds professional work placements in every undergraduate degree programme and Tom carried out his First Year placement with ITV, which he attributes to gaining his graduate position.
In his new role, he is responsible for time code capture of TV shows and films, and is learning how to colour grade and edit. ITV Content Delivery is an award-winning service with the organisation responsible for media transfer, transcoding, content restoration, digitisation and distribution in the North of England.
Tom said: “Starting full-time work where I had previously completed my placement has allowed a seamless and stress-free transition from studying to employment. I am very proud of myself for having made it through the recruitment process as it was the first job I applied for since finishing University. I found my work placement at ITV with myFuture, the University’s in-house careers team, who have all been so helpful with assisting me in refining my CV and interview preparation.”
Reflecting on his decision to study at Leeds Trinity, he added: “The University appealed to me due to its size, I believed that there would be more time invested in me and my education from University staff and lecturers. The location was also ideal, and I had a feeling of belonging just from taking part in a campus tour.”
Tom McGlynn, Graduate Employment Advisor at Leeds Trinity University, said: “Tom worked really hard to secure his new role and we are pleased to hear that he has been offered the job he put in so much effort to get. He was very proactive in seeking our help, maintained consistent engagement and communication with us and had a clear plan for getting into work, dealing with any concerns or challenges calmly and professionally. We wish him the best of luck in his new job and look forward to hearing how he’s getting on in the future.”
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