Work Experience Opportunities Wimbledon - BBC Sport (Television)
Date of Placement: 10 days between Thursday 29th June - Mon 17th July 2017
Length: 10 days
The BBC has been the home of British Sports broadcasting since it was founded. Over time, certain sporting events have become synonymous with the BBC including Wimbledon.
The BBC currently offers audiences around 1,500 hours of televised Sport each year; 4,000 hours of Sport on national radio (plus further coverage on local radio) and over a million pages of content on bbc.co.uk/sport. This includes both live and highlights coverage as well as Sports news services.
In addition, a comprehensive sports news service is provided on the BBC News Channel. The BBC also produces and broadcasts documentaries and entertainment programmes featuring sports issues
There will be four Placements within the TV Production Team and two Placements within the BBC's International Unit. Both placements will be similar.
You will be helping out the Television Production team and International Unit at Wimbledon during the tennis fortnight. The Championships runs for 13 days from Monday 3 July to Sunday 16 July 2017, and you will also be required for set-up days/clear-up days the week beforehand and Monday after the Championship ends. (There is usually no play on the middle Sunday 9th July and you would have a day off, but should play overrun and take place on that day, we would need you to be available).
You will be mentored by the Production Management Team and duties may include running errands; assisting film crews; collecting and distributing press releases/orders of play etc; general office duties; assisting commentators including delivering refreshments.
You will have an opportunity to visit various parts of the whole media operation at Wimbledon and to find out something about the organisation of a major event. This is not a structured placement - it's very much up to you to take the initiative throughout the placement
The Ideal Candidate
The Ideal Candidate
You don’t need a media qualification to apply. You just need to be able to show us that you’re passionate about Sport and Television as well as 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.
- Proven knowledge of and interest in Sport - preferably tennis.
- Must be available for full run of Wimbledon, including set-up days: Thursday 29th June – Monday 17th July inclusive.
- Physical fitness is essential.
- On such a high profile programme a degree of discretion and maturity is required as well as a flexible attitude and ability to think on your feet.
- *Age Criteria: Please note that due to Health & Safety considerations, you will need to be aged 18 or over to apply for this placement.