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Work Experience Opportunities across the regions in TV

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

  • Work Experience duration3-20 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 youre interestedin Arts, Science &History, Documentaries & Specialist Features, Drama, Factual & Entertainmentandgetting some great practical experience on your CV, youve 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.

Role Responsibility

Every placement is different, but your WorkExperience will give you agood all round overviewof 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 youre really interested in.

The Ideal Candidate

What were looking for

We want people who are creative, keento learn and are up for a challenge. In Televisionwe work in teams where everyone has a role to play. Were looking for people who are friendlyandgood communicators.

We work at a fast pace. So youll need to be enthusiastic and motivated to keep up.

We take our jobs seriously and we really enjoy what we do. If youre passionate about Televisionand are prepared to work hard, ask lots of questions and contribute ideas, youll fit right in.


You dont need a media qualificationto apply. You just need to be able to show us that youre passionate about Televisionand 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 youve done or projects youve 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 involvedirectly assisting the production teams, helping with research and you may get tosetup shoots

Placements are available in the following areas/televiison shows:

Gardening NHU Bristol ( July only - over 18)- An interest inHorticultural 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 wouldbe 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)-Akeen interest in childrens television would be an advantage

Natural History Unit - Bristol - Sharks (July or August only -over 18) Aproven 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, assistingwith a wide range of productions.

South TV News - Journalism (Over 18)

An opportunity togain 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 thegallery.

How to apply

Choose one of the options above and make a note of it. After youve created your profile, well ask you which placement you want to apply for as part of your application questionnaire. Enter the option youve chosen.

What happens to my application after I submit it?

Well review your application and if we think you might be right for one of our placements, well give you a call.

Please remember that we receive a lot of applications and we cant offer a placement to everyone.

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