2015 BBC World Service- Future Voices Work Experience Scheme

The British Broadcasting Corporation is launching a new work experience program based in the World Service languages.

The World Service is one of the world’s leading news broadcasters –with twenty-nine languages at the moment, including English.  The World Service Group, all the international parts of the BBC, has a weekly audience of over 265 million people around the world.

Role Responsibility

  • You will be given the chance to work at BBC News in two languages, English and another World Service language.
  • You don’t necessarily need journalism skills before you start; BBC will give you a week’s training in radio, tv and online reporting.
  • You’ll spend the next three weeks in a language service, and in other BBC News and Current Affairs programmes across BBC News, getting a taste of what it’s like to be a bilingual reporter at the BBC.
  • You’ll meet a whole range of people here, from producers, editors, presenters, camera operators to online and social media journalists.
  • You’ll come out with a good idea of the wide-ranging journalism that goes at the BBC World Service and across the rest of BBC News.

You must be fluent in speaking, reading and writing in both English and one of the following languages:

Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Dari, English, French, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Kiswahili, Kyrgyz, Hausa, Hindi, Indonesian, Nepali, Pashto, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Sinhala, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese 


The Ideal Candidate

You’ll be bilingual in English and one other language.

You’ll be proficient in writing and reading in your second language, as well as a totally fluent speaker.

You’ll be obsessed with international news, and keep up with what’s going on around the world.

You’ll be a great communicator, curious about the world, and good at getting your message across.

You’ll be willing to travel around the UK and abroad as part of your reporting duties if necessary, and you’ll probably have some idea of the output of the BBC World Service.

You must be over 18, and available to work on the dates stated.  The placements are all at New Broadcasting House in London.

Package Description

You must be available to come to New Broadcasting House for four weeks inclusive on one of the following course dates: Monday 2 March – Friday 27 March and Monday 22 June – Friday 17 July.

You won’t be paid, but if you are from outside London, BBC will give you accommodation, and pay your living expenses.  If you are from London, BBC will pay for your travel and lunch expenses.

You will have a mentor during your time at the BBC World Service, and we’ll do our best to make it a challenging and productive work experience for you

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the  BBC World Service- Future Voices


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