Work Experience Opportunities across the regions in TV
- Work Experience duration 3-20 days (dependent on the placement)
- Locations - Various BBC buildings across the regions
- Opportunities available throughout July, August & September
Welcome to Work Experience opportunities across the regions within Television. If you’re interested in Arts, Science & History, Documentaries & Specialist Features, Drama, Factual & Entertainment and getting some great practical experience on your CV, you’ve come to the right place.
The BBC is responsible for a large volume of TV including programmes such as BBC Look East, East Midlands Today and Current Affairs and Features South East.
Every placement is different, but your Work Experience will give you a good all round overview of production. You could be helping with research, learning how a studio operates,working on outside broadcasts and in a live studio. You may get the chance to watch programmes go out on air and understand the processes for commissioning, producing, scheduling and broadcasting.
During your online application, you will have the opportunity to choose your placement and tell us about the things you’re really interested in.
The Ideal Candidate
What we’re looking for
We want people who are creative, keen to learn and are up for a challenge. In Television we work in teams where everyone has a role to play. We’re looking for people who are friendly and good communicators.
We work at a fast pace. So you’ll need to be enthusiastic and motivated to keep up.
We take our jobs seriously and we really enjoy what we do. If you’re passionate about Television and are prepared to work hard, ask lots of questions and contribute ideas, you’ll fit right in.
You don’t need a media qualification to apply. You just need to be able to show us that you’re passionate about Television and have a genuine desire to find out what the industry has to offer.
Please use your Careers Hub profile and application questionnaire to tell us about any volunteer work you’ve done or projects you’ve been a part of. Remember to use the portfolio section to upload any examples of your work.
We have placements available in the following areas:
The Natural History Unit
The Natural History Unit produces a range of programmes from Landmark animal behaviour series, to live shows. The placements will involve directly assisting the production teams, helping with research and you may get to set up shoots
Placements are available in the following areas/televiison shows:
Gardening – NHU – Bristol ( July only - over 18)- An interest in Horticultural knowledge is an advantage
Natural History Unit - Bristol - Birds of Paradise (July or August only - over 18) A knowledge and passion for the natural world would be key with this placement
Natural History Unit – Bristol - Deception (July or August only - over 18) This placement is aimed at candidates who have some zoological experience
Natural History Unit – Bristol - Wild (July or August only - over 18)-A keen interest in childrens television would be an advantage
Natural History Unit - Bristol - Sharks (July or August only - over 18) A proven knowledge and passion for marine biology
Antique Roadshow - Features & Daytime, Bristol (July or August only - over 18)
Countryfile - Features & Daytime – Bristol (July or August only - over 18)
DIY SOS - Features & Daytime – Bristol (July or August only - over 18)
Flog It - Features & Daytime – Bristol (July or August only - over 18)
Current Affairs and Features - South East (over 18)
Successful candidates will gain experience in journalism and story research, sourcing on-air contributors, archive research, location filming and camerawork..
Look East -Norwich, September only – over 18)
An insight into the work of a busy television newsroom and see the production process through from start to finish by attending the morning editorial meeting, following a reporter out filming, seeing the piece edited and watching the live transmission from the gallery.s.
Production Management Assistant – Bristol (July or August only - over 18)
You will gain experience in production management, assisting with a wide range of productions.
South TV News - Journalism (Over 18)
An opportunity to gain an insight into the work of a busy TV newsroom and be able to participate in the production process from planning to transmission. There will be opportunities to spend time working with Senior broadcast Journalists on various newsroom shifts.
South TV News - Technical (Open to under 18)
Experience in the technical side of television production, News and Current Affairs. Experience may include camera work, sound, editing, road cameras and satellite work for outside broadcasting and the gallery.
How to apply
Choose one of the options above and make a note of it. After you’ve created your profile, we’ll ask you which placement you want to apply for as part of your application questionnaire. Enter the option you’ve chosen.
What happens to my application after I submit it?
We’ll review your application and if we think you might be right for one of our placements, we’ll give you a call.
Please remember that we receive a lot of applications and we can’t offer a placement to everyone.