Scotland Work Experience 16-17
Welcome to Work Experience opportunities in Scotland.
Every placement is different, but your Work Experience will give you a brief introduction to television and radio production.
Are you the right candidate?
What we’re looking for
We want people who are creative, keen to learn and are genuinely thinking about pursuing a career in broadcasting. We’re looking for people who are enthusiastic, friendly and good communicators. You need to be passionate about the industry, be prepared to work hard and ask lots of questions.
We have placements available in the following locations:
In Aberdeen, we offer a three day placement which would be tailored to suit individual requirements. Departments offering placements are News, Radio, Television Factual, Radio and Television Craft Operations and Online, Knowledge & Learning. Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in the particular genre they are applying for.
In Edinburgh, we offer a three day placement which would typically be spent shadowing a member of staff in Radio Features/Arts/News. Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in these areas.
In Glasgow, we offer a "taster" week (Monday to Friday) which is based at Pacific Quay and is basically an overview of BBC Scotland. The timetable changes depending on what's happening in the building at the time, but will generally include visits to radio and television studios (when possible), Sport, Children's, News (TV and radio), Online, Knowledge & Learning, etc. Successful candidates will also be given the opportunity to create a short film, slideshow or animation during their placement.
We can offer 3-5 day placements in Inverness, in either Gaelic or English News. In our English Newsroom, candidates would typically shadow our news reporters and cameraman as they compile items for daily radio and television programmes and get a taste of how we produce and present our local radio news bulletins. In our Gaelic Newsroom we'd prefer candidates who are fluent Gaelic speakers but we'd accept people with an understanding of the language. Candidates would typically spend time shadowing members of the Gaelic news team, working on television, radio and online. Candidates should demonstrate a keen interest in news.
We can offer a five day placement in local radio news in Selkirk. You would shadow our reporters as they compile, produce and present our six daily bulletins (0530 starts optional!). However, as we are a small team, we would rather candidates were in 5th or 6th year – and preferably interested in a career in journalism.
In Stornoway, we can offer 3-5 day placements which would be tailored to suit individual requirements. We’d prefer candidates who are fluent Gàidhlig speakers but we will also accept Gàidhlig learners. Successful candidates would typically spend their time shadowing members of the various Stornoway teams working on topical programmes, childrens, music and news.
- Work Experience duration 3-5 days (dependent on the placement)
- Locations - Various BBC buildings across Scotland
- Opportunities available across the year
This is open for applications for placements between April - June 2018
About the BBC
We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.
The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.