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Q4 Work Experience Opportunities across the regions in TV

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

Job Introduction

  • Work Experience duration 3-20 days (dependent on the placement)
  • Locations - Various BBC buildings across the regions
  • Opportunities available throughout October, November & December

Welcome to Work Experience opportunities across the regions within Television. If you’re interested in Arts, Science & History, Documentaries & Specialist Features, Drama, 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 BBC Look East and Current Affairs and Features South East.

Role Responsibility

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, 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. 

Are you the right 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 we 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.

Background/Experience

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:

Atlantic - Natural History Unit, Bristol – (over 18’s only)

You will be assisting the Atlantic production team with research, setting up shoots and archive research. You may be expected to undertake research and work with scientists, so some marine biology or zoology expertise is an advantage in this placement. You may also be assisting with sound recording and helping with logging, so a good technical knowledge and competency on editing software is another advantage. You will also need good sea legs, and be competent on a boat

Deception - Natural History Unit, Bristol – (over 18’s only)

You will be able to assist the team with research and setting up shoots. The successful candidate would need to have knowledge and passion for Animal Behaviour and a keen interest in TV production. An ability to talk to scientists and support the team with good communication and research skills is important. Some zoological expertise is an advantage in this role.

Winterwatch - Natural History Unit, Bristol – (over 18’s only)

The placement will be directly assisting the production teams with research and setting up shoots, in this incredibly busy set of live programmes. You may be expected to undertake research and work with scientists, as well as assisting the camera teams on location. You need to display a real passion for British Wildlife.

Production Management Assistant – Bristol (October & November - over 18’s only)

You will get an opportunity to assist in a wide range of productions. You should have excellent organisational and communication skills. You also need to be able to prioritise and multitask as well as being computer literate and have a real eye for detail.

Countryfile - Features & Daytime – Bristol (over 18’s only)

This would be an office based (and potentially location based) role at runner level. A proven interest in TV production through involvement in student or community media projects, good team work, people and communications skills; motivated, efficient and proactive attitude and a proven interest in the rural agenda.

DIY SOS - Features & Daytime – Bristol (over 18’s only)

This would be an office based (and potentially location based) placement at runner level. An interest in TV production through involvement in student or community media projects is an advantage. Good team work, people and communications skills are important in this fast paced environment.

Flog It - Features & Daytime – Bristol (over 18’s only)

This is an office based (and potentially location based) placement at runner level. An interest in TV production through involvement in student or community media projects is an advantage. Good team work, people and communications skills with an interest in antiques are important.

Look East –Norwich – (1 week placement - over 18’s only)

You may gain 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.

South East – Current Affairs & Features (over 18’s only)

You will gain experience in journalism and story research, sourcing on-air contributors, archive research, location filming and camerawork.

South TV News - Journalism (October - over 18’s only)

This is an opportunity to gain 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 applicants 14 and over)

Experience 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 the gallery. 

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.

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