Apply for work experience

Applications for work experience are now open!

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 @BBCTrainees or check bbc.co.uk/getin.

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.

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

  • 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 and Documentaries.

    Business support
    If you’re interested in Events, Business, administrative skills and getting some great practical experience on your CV, you’ve come to the right place.

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