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Work Experience in Salford in Television

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

Job Introduction

  • Work Experience duration3-20 days (dependent on the placement)
  • Locations - Various BBC buildings across Salford
  • Opportunities available throughout July, August & September

Welcome to Work Experience opportunities in Salfordwithin Television. Whetheryoure interestedin Arts, Science &History, Documentaries & Specialist Features, Drama, Factual & Entertainmentandgetting some great practical experience on your CV, youve come to the right place.

The BBC is responsible for a significant volume of TV across channels such as CBBC and programmes such asBlue Peter.

Role Responsibility

Every placement is different, but your WorkExperience will give you agood all round overviewof 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 youre really interested in.

The Ideal Candidate

What were looking for

We want people who are creative, keento learn and are up for a challenge. In Televisionwe work in teams where everyone has a role to play. Were looking for people who are friendly and good communicators.

We work at a fast pace. So youll need to be enthusiastic and motivated to keep up.

We take our jobs seriously andreally enjoy what we do. If youre passionate about Televisionand are prepared to work hard, ask lots of questions and contribute ideas, youll fit right in.


You dont need a media qualification to apply. You just need to be able to show us that youre passionate about Televisionand 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 youve done or projects youve 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:

Blue Peter Interactive Team(over 18)

The Blue Peter Interactive Team creates all of Blue Peters web, tablet and mobile content.You'll get to experiencephotoshop, gfx & animation, self-shooting & editing. Any CMS, blogging or word press experience.

BBC Childrens (over 18)

Placements are offered across the whole of Childrens in our factual, news, radio, and entertainment areas or with the interactive and development teams for Cbeebies and CBBC.We welcome enthusiastic candidates who have an interest in progrmame making and childrens TV.

Entertainment Production North (over 18)

You'll get to be involved in supporting the production team in the office, during the pre-production,tape loggingandassisting in sourcing of audience members

Learning (over 18)

Successful candidates may get an opportunityto experience scheduling, logging/transcribing rushes foredit andworking with the researcher to source suitable contributorswith keybrands such as Bitesize, Skillswise, and Class Clips.

North West Tonight (over 18)

North West News has the highest viewing figures for a local news programme in the North West. You'll have the opportunity to shadow our reporters and play an active role in our busy news room; following news stories from concept to production.

How to apply

Choose one of the options above and make a note of it. After youve created your profile, well ask you which placement you want to apply for as part of your application questionnaire. Enter the option youve chosen.

What happens to my application after I submit it?

Well review your application and if we think you might be right for one of our placements, well give you a call.

Please remember that we receive a lot of applications and we cant offer a placement to everyone.

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