WHERE IT BEGINS…Radio 1 2022

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

Job Introduction


  • Passionate about the music and culture of Radio 1?
  • Already making your own podcast, broadcasting radio programmes, writing your own blogs or making and sharing playlists?
  • The sort of person who has ‘get up and go’ and can get stuff done?


  • Want to get hands on experience across all areas at Radio 1, from music teams to programmes, to online and visualisation?
  • Want the chance to receive industry standard training from the BBC Academy?
  • Want a chance to share your creative ideas with programme teams across Radio 1 and the wider BBC?


Our paid 8 week placement will give you the chance to work across our shows and departments. You'll get hands on skills and experience at Radio 1’s HQ.

Role Responsibility

The placement period will take place:

Monday 1st August - Friday 23rd September

You’ll work with our teams across shows and departments, learning about everything we do and how we do it. From daily shows to music sessions to digital content you will get a chance to experience it all. 

 At the start of the placement, you will be set an Radio 1 research brief to prepare and develop across the 8 weeks. You will then present your findings and ideas to senior management at the end of the placement. This could be on anything, from how we use social media to comedy. We will give you creative and insight training to help you with this project. You'll have regular meetings with teams to develop your ideas.

During your time here you will also have a mentor. They will be a senior member of the Radio 1 team who will spend time with you every week to discuss how your placement is going as well as your future plans.

Hours across the placement will vary as Radio 1 is a 24/7 station. We are looking for flexible people who will be able to work weekends or alternative hours on request.

Are you the right candidate?


  • Be creative and brilliant, passionate about radio, music and everything that appeals to a young audience.
  • Know about current music and entertainment trends.
  • Be into new technology and social media and will get how this is impacting on us and our audience.
  • Be from any background, and any part of the UK. You don’t need to be a loud mouth! You could be quietly confident in your abilities.


  • This role is for people at the start of their career. If you already have paid professional experience within the BBC you will not be eligible for this placement
  • You must already hold documentation that gives you the legal right to work in the UK to be eligible for this placement
  • You must be 18 or over by the placement start date to be eligible for this placement.


  • Be qualified! NB. You DON’T NEED any qualifications or radio experience. Instead, show us that you have a big imagination and a genuine enthusiasm for exploring and building a career in the media
  • Want to be the next Greg James, Clara Amfo or Danny Howard. This is an 'off air' scheme, for people interested in careers in off air digital production roles. It is NOT a scheme for people interested in presenting or being DJs

Package Description

Applications for this year’s scheme close at 11.59 pm on Monday 6 June 2022.

Assessments and interviews will take place on the 12th July 2022

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.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

This website is using cookies to improve your browsing experience. If you navigate to another page without changing the settings below you consent to this. Read more about cookies.


This website is using cookies to improve your browsing experience. If you navigate to another page without changing the settings below you consent to this. Read more about cookies.