Course Information

LinkedIn for Beginners // Wednesday 7 September 2022 // 10:00-12:00
LinkedIn is increasing used by film and television organisations and employers to promote opportunities and as an online networking tool for freelancers.  This training course aims to help freelancers with no LinkedIn profile to create a solid presence on the platform and, by the end of the session, be ready to connect online in a professional way with their network.
This will be an interactive session, where participants will be able to actively work on their LinkedIn profiles so will be asked to sign-up or log-in to LinkedIn on their phone or laptop prior to the session.

By the end of the workshop, you will:
  • Have created a fully optimised LinkedIn profile, increasing your prospects of securing your next opportunity.
  • Feel confident at using LinkedIn for raising your profile, improving your network and finding work.
The course will be delivered online using the Zoom platform. A pre-course induction to Zoom can be provided if requested.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for freelance film & TV practitioners, working in all departments and at all levels.

Joanna Lott is an entrepreneur, career and business coach, and author of #1 bestselling book ‘Your Dream Job Toolkit’. She is passionate about helping people to reach their potential by filling the gap between where they are now and where they want to be.  Joanna has worked with 200+ people to help them to find direction, get that next role or build a business and build the life that they want to have.  Joanna’s qualifications include: ICF Associate Certified Coach, ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching & Mentoring, CIPD Certificate in HR Practice.
This session is specifically for established film and television practitioners based in Scotland. Please only apply if you meet this criteria. BECTU opportunities for those in other areas of the UK can be found here:
England, Wales.
  • Applicants should be based and working freelance in film and television in Scotland.
  • We're targeting practitioners working in scripted production for this course.
  • Students are not eligible for this training.

  • As this is a workshop style course, there are a limited number of spaces available to allow participants the opportunity to interact and ask questions.
  • Priority for spaces will be given to eligible BECTU members.
  • If more BECTU members apply than spaces available, places will be given to those who demonstrate the greatest professional need for this training.
  • If we receive more eligible applications than spaces available, we will endeavour to schedule additional training sessions at a later date (subject to funding).
  • Places are provided free of charge but are worth a considerable amount. Please only apply if you can commit to attending the session.
The deadline to apply is

This course is being delivered with support from Scottish Union Learning and is
funded by The Scottish Government.

If you have any queries please email