TUC’s Young Workers’ MontAs part of the TUC’s Young Workers’ Month, this FEU workshop is aimed at younger members (aged 30 and under)

The date and time: 27 Nov, 10.30-3.00pm

Lunch included

The venue:
Guild House
Upper St Martin’s Lane

Apply Online by 25 Nov



This session will help you learn the basics of pitching your work and negotiating fair rates of pay. This workshop includes:

  • Identifying the most likely sources of work
  • Preparing and planning your pitch
  • Delivering your pitch
  • Preparing to negotiate
  • Getting into the right frame of mind
  • Knowing your negotiation limits
  • How your union can help

The session will include practical exercises to provide participants with the opportunity to try out what you learn in a safe environment.


Lunch will be provided along with the opportunity to find out more about how your union and the FEU partnership is working to support your career progress. You’ll get a chance to ask questions and find more about the help, information and training available to you.

Who should attend

Young members (aged 30 and below) who would like to find out more about pitching and presenting and how their union can further support their work in the entertainment industries.

Expected learning outcomes

As a taster session, you will gain a better understanding of:

  • The basic principles of pitching your work
  • The basic principles of effective negotiation
  • You’ll also learn more about your how your union is working to support you and where to get further information.

Tutor: Frances Dredge

Free learning opportunities for you!

As a member of Equity, the MU, the NUJ or the Writers’ Guild, you are entitled to free access of our digital learning centre to find a range of facilities to help you launch and maintain your creative career. This includes quick tips on key business skills, Q & As, WordPress tutorials, a training blog and a range of ecourses such as:

  • Business skills for freelances
  • Building your brand
  • Building your web presence
  • Diversifying your portfolio
  • Finance for freelances
  • Introduction to social media
  • Marketing for freelances
  • Overcoming freelance challenges
  • Stress busting for freelances.

POLITE REQUEST: if you are successful in obtaining a place on this workshop and, due to unforeseen circumstances, you are unable to attend, please let us know asap because we have others on the waiting list who we can allocate your place to. If you do not let us know this will disadvantage another member. Also, we may lose the funds that enable us to provide these workshops to all members including yourself.

NOTE: if we were to postpone or cancel this workshop due to unforeseen circumstances (this has happened only twice in five years due to tutor illness and a tube strike), we will be unable to reimburse any costs such as pre-booked travel expenses. If this were to happen in the future, we will email and telephone you as soon as we know that there is a cancellation and attempt to re-schedule the workshop asap.

Apply online

To apply for a place on this free, one-day workshop, please fill in the short application form below. You will need to login or register if you have not done so already so have your Union number to hand.

All events have been over-subscribed to date so successful applicants will be chosen randomly after the cut-off date. We will let you know if your application has been successful within a couple of days of this date.

Further enquiries
e: kate.w@feutraining.org
t: 07580 348726

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