Apply for Work Experience

You can currently apply for the BBC Kick Off Sports Reporter Scheme which gives you work experience in a selection of locations across the country.

Applications for Work Experience placements are currently closed. You will be able to apply for new opportunities in the summer. Follow @BBCRecruitment on Twitter for updates.

Gweld y testun isod yn Gymraeg / View the text below in Welsh

The BBC is a big place where people with loads of different skills come together to make and support brilliant content. This is your chance to join us for a short time to learn about what we do and help you decide what you want to do in the future.

How it works

We have four application windows each year and each one will last two weeks. There are several categories of Work Experience available in each location. You can only choose one category in one location. There is no separate category for online work, but all of categories offer placements that have a strong interactive element.

When you choose your location and category and fill in your online application, we’ll ask you some questions about what interests you and where in the UK you want to be based. If you are successful, we’ll do our best to match you to a placement that’s right for you.

What can I expect?

Every Work Experience placement is different, but they’re all designed to give you the opportunity to make the most of your time with us. When you arrive, your Placement Manager will want to find out more about you and what you want to get out of your time with us. They’ll try to get you involved in the things that interest you most.

Remember that Work Experience is unpaid but it’s a learning experience and not a job.

How can I apply?

First you need to choose your location and category. Click on the links below to get full details of each one, find out how the application process works and how to apply online. Remember, you can only apply to one category in one location, so make sure you’ve read everything carefully before you apply.

Please be aware that we receive a lot of applications for Work Experience and we can’t offer a placement to everyone. If you’re not successful this time, you can apply during the next application window.

Where can I do my Work Experience?

We offer a variety of placements across various locations in the UK within the BBC. To find out more about the placements on offer in each location please click on the links below.  


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

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.

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


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

Get involved with radio production at stations like Radio 4 and World Service.

News & Journalism
Get first-hand experience of news production and programmes including BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 5Live, Newsround and North West Tonight.

Business & Support
Get online experience with our Interactive Teams or learn about media management and archiving broadcast content.  


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.

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

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

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