Welcome to The Base Network

The Base Network is a creative hub in the heart of East London that offers a range of training programmes better to equip individuals for working life within the media industry. Those involved with our programmes will master the tools and techniques required to succeed in a real-life collaborative and fast-paced environment.

About The Base Network

At The Base Network, we are a community interest company focusing on providing career support to people in the community. Our founders have a combined 30+ years of experience within the media industry; we trust the young people who work with us with full responsibility in a disciplined work environment.

Our philosophy is to create training programmes that enable young people to develop skills to become work-ready and achieve employment within the broadcast and media industries. We also give them professional and personal development support during this period, including leader ship, mentorship, CV-building, and interview preparation skill

Industry Experience

We have partnered with Media and TV specialists to give participants an insight into what happens behind the scenes within the industry. Within the programmes run at The Base Network, participants will learn a broad range of practical skills and insider knowledge during masterclasses, including audio and video production, scriptwriting, camera work, lighting, and video editing. The hands-on industry experience that participants will gain allows them to explore everything that goes into making a TV, Radio or Podcast show.

The Base Youth Project

Aged 16-24

To be eligible for this programme, applicants must be aged between 16 and 24 to receive the opportunity.

Living in East London

Applicants must be living in East or North East London to be eligible, as our Studio and Offices are based in Stratford.

Not in Employment

This programme focuses on young people who have limited educational or employment opportunities.

The Base Studios

We also run The Base Studios, where we offer state-of-the-art recording equipment to produce professional sounding, broadcast-quality audio for projects such as podcasts, audiobooks or radio shows. The multi-purpose studio has been carefully designed with ‘serving creatives’ in mind; it is fully furnished for media industry experience, ensuring we can fully support those participating in our programmes including Photography and Videography.