Looking for work experience in the media? Here are some useful links.
Here are just some pages for diffferent media companies, telling you more about how work experience works, and how to apply. If you know of more, please do add them in the comments.
Media UK is a small company and does not currently offer work experience.
BBC (radio, tv and online)
Global Radio (owners of Capital, Heart, and more)
Guardian News and Media - owners of The Guardian and The Observer
Town and Country Broadcasting
The Radio Academy offers more career advice for radio
This is a fantastic tool for people looking to break into the media.
Could some information be added about the difference between work experience (part of education), internships, volunteering and internships?
I understand that this is a curated list of work experience providers, however new-entrants are often vulnerable to exploitation by unscrupulous companies who offer un-paid work under the guise of ‘work experience’. I feel that maybe a paragraph of information along with some links to organisations like BECTU (who have been successful in their campaign against unpaid internships) could be of real value to new entrants.
Great point; particularly as we already have rather a strict rule on not allowing free work within our jobs section.
That said, I am slightly conflicted: I wouldn’t be working in radio were it not for the free work that I did while at Pennine Radio. If you are volunteering to do some work experience work, and go into this work knowing you’re not being paid and this is for your own career’s benefit, then I do think that’s kind of different. Worth a think. But yes, we should flesh this page out, and others about getting a job in the media.
The Channel 4 link appears to be dead.
James, they have updated the 4Talent site, you can find their work experience page here: http://4talent.channel4.com/4talent/work-experience