Apply for work experience

Due to high demand for work experience, the BBC are unable to offer everyone a placement and will keep all eligible applications on file until placements are either filled or the month applied for has passed within that specific quarter. 

However, be assured that once the short list/review has been finalised, all applicants will be contacted by a member of our resourcing team who will advise them of the outcome.  

Each year the BBC welcomes over 1,000 people in on work experience. These are two week opportunities for you to come and see how we work at the BBC. 

This is not a job or even a try-out for a job, but it is a way to get a better idea about what we do in the BBC across the UK and in every department – not just output teams. 

There are more people who want to do work experience at the BBC each year than we have opportunities, so we ask you to complete an online profile which allows us to find out a bit about you and why you are interested in work experience at the BBC.

We also ask you to express a preference about dates, location and business area and when we have this information we will try and match you with a suitable placement  We invite you to contact us about work experience four times a year – in August, November, February and May. 

Work experience is unpaid and we are unable to offer expenses. It is open to anyone aged 18 or over. We do have some limited opportunities for 16/17 year olds in some locations. Unfortunately, we can't offer feedback if you are unsuccessful in your application.

To find out more about working in the industry see the BBC Academy website and for new talent news and opportunities please follow @BBCGetIn or check bbc.co.uk/getin.

 

BBC School Report Sports Reporter scheme

If you love sport than this is an opportunity to report on your own sports story at the BBC. We're looking for talented people aged 16 - 18 years old, from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Placements are available all over the UK. No previous media or journalism experience or training is required.


The Russell Joslin Award Placement

An opportunity to gain a valuable insight into local and regional broadcasting, working with experienced journalists to learn how we find and cover stories from communities across the West Midlands. The placement will be available in BBC WM (Birmingham), BBC Hereford & Worcester, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, Radio Stoke or Radio Shropshire. 

This scheme is now closed. 

 

Choose your location and category to apply

  • London

    Television
    The opportunities here cover a range of genres including Arts, Science & History, Drama, Factual and Entertainment.

    Radio
    Get involved with national radio stations like Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

    News & Journalism
    Get first-hand experience of news production and the programmes produced by BBC World Service and TV Current Affairs. 

    Business & Support
    If you’re interested in a future in technology, finance, business or marketing, this is the option for you.  

  • Salford

    Television
    The opportunities here cover a range of genres including Children’s, Entertainment and Learning and Sport programming.

    Radio
    Get involved with radio production at stations like Production, Drama and Religion.

    News & Journalism
    Get first-hand experience of news production and programmes including BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 5Live, Newsround and The One Show/Rip Off Britain 

  • Scotland

    Television
    Get involved with TV productions across Childrens', Comedy, Drama, Entertainment and Factual. 

    Radio
    Opportunities across various radio programmes, from Kaye Adams to The Quay Sessions. 

    News, Sport and Online
    Including placements that span a variety of genres such as Documentaries and Current Affairs. 

    Gaelic
    Get involved across Gaelic services including TV, News, Radio and online.

  • Wales and Northern Ireland

    Wales
    There are placements available in Cardiff, Wrexham and Bangor in Television, Radio and Online. To view these opportunities in Welsh please click here.

    Northern Ireland
    We have placements in Belfast and Foyle in Television and Radio.

  • Local offices in England and the Channel Islands

    We have many other Work Experience opportunities in areas across England and the Channel Islands. To see the local offices with placements available in Radio or Television, click on the links below.

    Radio
    Offering placements across local radio stations which covers news items and current affairs at the heart of the community they serve.  

    Television
    Including placements that span a variety of genres such as Documentaries, News and Current Affairs.

    Business Support
    If you’re interested in a future in technology, finance, business or marketing, this is the option for you.  

    The Russell Joslin Award Placement
    An annual Work Experience placement at BBC West Midlands.

More on work experience