Margaret is Head of Careers at ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for UK screen – film, TV, visual effects (VFX), animation and games. ScreenSkills support talent with training, bursaries and mentors. They also have a Trainee Finder scheme which provides training and places new entrants on feature films and high end TV dramas.
Prior to working for ScreenSkills Margaret worked for the BBC where she managed outreach projects, employment schemes, conferences and large events. She also worked with UK schools and universities on behalf of the BBC and was involved with the design and delivery of career training and resources. Margaret was part of the team which moved the BBC in to MediaCityUK in Salford, where she worked on some early apprenticeships and innovative employment schemes. She started out as a journalist in local radio in the north of England.