BIMM Institute hosts WRKiT, our unique careers event

20 April, 2022

WRKiT is BIMM Institute’s annual careers event providing final year and graduate students tangible opportunities and options to supercharge their future within the music industry. With guests from all corners of the industry, the 2022 North and South events promised to open doors and inspire students to make moves toward their dream careers.

First up was WRKiT North, held in the grand halls of the Kimpton Clock Tower in central Manchester. As the room filled out, conversations between students and potential future employers began. With representatives from the BBC, Liverpool Sound City, Scruff of the Neck, Black Lives in Music, Sentric Music and many more, students had a diverse range of opportunities available to them and could find out more about career options directly from the very people who could hire them.

As well as being able to approach businesses themselves, students also had the opportunity to listen in on some very insightful panel discussions with Talent Match (BIMM’s own recruitment service), Jane Beese from Manchester International Festival, and Bryan Johnson, Spotify’s Head of Artist and Industry Partnerships.

WRKiT South was up next and took place at House of Vans in London. In a space that we love so much, and with guests that we knew our students would be inspired by, the event kicked off with a fantastic talk from none other than television and BBC Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo. She spoke about her own experiences getting into the industry and working from the ground up, essential advice for anyone interested in following in her footsteps.

This was followed by 11 further discussions from the likes of The Great Escape, Atlantic Records, Sony, Kobalt, Warner and many more.

As the panel discussions came to a close, students had the opportunity to network with over 30 music industry companies ranging from smaller record labels and magazines to the BBC and Spotify, providing our students with unrivalled industry insight and opportunity.

BBC Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo commented on her time at the event: “I really enjoyed my discussion at House of Vans with BIMM. Looking out in the audience I saw a lot of promise, enthusiasm and dedication. I look forward to seeing all their future success!”

Alice Tull, Dice’s talent operation manager added: “Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to meet some of your students at the event. We spoke to some inspiring youngsters; it was a great event so thank you! Hopefully see you next year?!”

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