NEP UK take the responsibility of encouraging the next generation of technologists, engineers and broadcasters very seriously. To raise awareness and address the lack of talent coming into our industry we started our Student Open Day 4 years ago.
At SOD4 we welcomed over 500 STEM, Engineering, Technology and Media students from universities, colleges and sixth forms across the country to spend the day with our staff, our clients and our suppliers. The day focuses focusing on the technologies that they could be using on a daily basis, highlights apprenticeships and training opportunities and gives them access to significant figures in the Broadcast Industry who attend for the whole day and mingle with students in our HQ in Bracknell while also delivering Presentations, Case Studies and Panels.
Attendees also receive hands-on experience in OB UHD, 4K and IP technical trucks, use fixed and overhead wire cameras, practice swooping shots with a jib and talk to our engineers and operators in these roles.