Q1 Work Experience Opportunities in London within Television
Welcome to Work Experience opportunities in London within Television. If you’re interested in Arts, Science & History, Documentaries & Specialist Features, Drama, and 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 The Victoria Derbyshire and Horizon.
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, and 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 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:
Entertainment and Events (over 18)
You'll work alongside the production team helping with basic research work, undertaking day to day office duties whilst working alongside the production runner. There may also be opportunities to accompany teams on location shoots.
Factual London - Arts (over 18)
Arts offer experience in the day to day running of the programmes that will be in production at that time. This will involve accompanying teams on location, basic research work, running for the office team, transcribing interviews, etc. Being interested in the administration and
Factual London - History & Business (over 18)
History & Business offer an opportunity to assist the production teams. This is likely to involve basic research work, running for the office team, transcribing interviews, and possibly accompanying teams on location. Being interested in gaining an overview of the production process is an advantage.
Factual London - Science (over 18)
Science offer experience in the day running of the programmes that will be in production at that time. This will involve accompanying teams on location, basic research work, running for the office team, transcribing interviews, etc. If you are interested in the administration and organisational side of production rather than the editorial then this may be the placement for you.
Horizon (over 18)
Horizon is the BBC’s landmark science strand with science journalism at its heart. This placement offers an opportunity to witness all parts of the television production process from science idea generation and research to filming and editing
The Victoria Derbyshire Show (over 18)
You will watch a live TV programme being broadcast and undertake some research work for upcoming films, projects and discussions. There may be the opportunity to accompanying reporters on location work.
BBC Three Content Team (over 18)
BBC Three is offering a placement for talented individuals with a passion for Graphic Design, BBC Three is offering a placement for talented individuals with a passion for Graphic Design, Journalism, Production Management or Research within our London team who produce content for 16-34 year old audiences. The successful candidate will get the opportunity to work alongside the teams developing and producing online content for BBC and social platforms. Candidates should have some knowledge of BBC Three and its audience, be brimming with ideas & motivation and a good team player. Successful candidates will gain a full understanding of the Digital production process, will contribute to editorial meetings as well as see how we produce online content.
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.
- Work Experience duration 3-10 days (dependent on the placement)
- Locations - Various BBC buildings across London
- Opportunities available throughout January, February and March