WHERE IT BEGINS…Asian Network 5 Month Placement Scheme (Birmingham)

BBC/TP/7198/55550

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Number of Positions:
4
Contract Type:
Fixed term
Contract Details:
5 Month placement
Salary:
£21,216 per annum (Pro-rata for 5 months)
Working Hours:
35
Location:
Birmingham
Closing Date:
19/09/2021
Job Category:
Training, Trainees & Apprentices
BBC Region / Division:
Radio and Education
BBC Business Unit:
Radio - Radio 1 & Radio 1Xtra and Asian Network

Package Description

Where it begins…Asian Network 5 Month Placement Scheme (Birmingham)

Applications for this year’s scheme opens on Tuesday 31st August  and close at 11.30PM on Sunday 19th September. 

Interviews will take Place 7th & 8th October The placement will start in October 2021.

4 x 5 month placements will be based at BBC Asian Network headquarters in Birmingham.

You’ll work with our teams across shows and departments, learning about everything we do and how we do it. From daily shows to music sessions to digital content you will get a chance to experience it all. 

 

Job Introduction

YOU NEED TO:

  • Be creative and brilliant, passionate about radio, music and everything that appeals to a young British Asian audience.
  • Have knowledge of the UK Asian Music scene
  • Be into new trends, social media accounts and will get how this is impacting on us and our audience.
  • Be 18 or over and available to work across Birmingham for the 5 months of the placement. There may be some work in London but we will cover these expenses.
  • Be from any background, and any part of the UK. You don’t need to be a loud mouth! You could be quietly confident in your abilities.

DO YOU:

  • Want to get hands on experience across all areas of Asian Network, from music teams to programmes, to online and visualisation?
  • Want the chance to receive industry standard training from the BBC’s top producers?
  • Want a chance to share your creative ideas with programme teams across radio and the wider BBC?

THEN THIS SCHEME IS FOR YOU!

Main Responsibilities

Our paid 5 month week trainee scheme will give you the chance to work across our shows and departments. You'll get hands on skills and experience at Asian Network’s HQ.

The placement period will take place on:

Monday 25th October to Friday 25th March 2022 

At the start of the placement, you will be set an research brief to prepare and develop across the 5 months. You will then present your findings and ideas to senior management at the end of the placement. This could be on anything, from how we use social media to podcasting. We will give you creative and insight training to help you with this project. You'll have regular meetings with teams to develop your ideas.

During our time here you will also have a mentor. They will be a senior member of the team who will spend time with you every week to discuss how your placement is going as well as your future plans.

During your time you will work with teams across the network, spending blocks of time in different departments. You will take part in meetings and brainstorms and complete a range of duties for production teams prior to and during live shows.

Hours across the placement will mainly be 10-6pm Monday to Friday and may include some days working from home. However we are 24/7 stations and keen that our interns experience and get involved with as much as possible. We are looking for flexible people who will be able to work weekends or alternative hours on request.

 

Are you the right candidate?

YOU NEED TO:

  • Be creative and brilliant, passionate about radio, music and everything that appeals to a young British Asian audience.
  • Have knowledge of the Asian Music scene, either International and/or UK.
  • Be into new technology and social media and will get how this is impacting on us and our audience.
  • Be 18 or over and available to work across Birmingham for the 5 months of the placement. There may be some work in London but we will cover these expenses.
  • Be from any background, and any part of the UK. You don’t need to be a loud mouth! You could be quietly confident in your abilities.

 

YOU DON’T NEED TO:

  • Be qualified! NB. You DON’T NEED any qualifications or radio experience. Instead, show us that you have a big imagination and a genuine enthusiasm for exploring and building a career in the media and creative industry.

Want to be the next Bobby Friction, Harpz or Yasser. This is an 'off air' scheme, for people interested in careers in off air digital production roles. It is NOT a scheme for people interested in presenting or being DJs

About the BBC

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Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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