Brilliant BBC work PLACEMENT opportunity

Please read the detail of this BBC placement below.

If you would like some help applying Karen is happy to help – please come and see me with your CV and covering letter. 

Closing Date – 21st DECEMBER 2011


West Midlands 2012 BBC Work Experience Placement (unpaid) Opportunity

Based within the BBC, The Mailbox, Birmingham

3 x 3 Month Work Experience placements

There has never been a more exciting time to work on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the West Midlands. As the official broadcast partner for the 2012 Games, the BBC will play a pivotal role in telling the story of the London 2012 Games, not only during the Games itself but in the run up to it.

As part of your university course this West Midlands 2012 BBC Work Experience placement will be central to telling the 2012 story for the West Midlands, driving awareness and engagement with BBC programming across the West Midlands up to and including Games-time. In particular your role will be integral to identifying and telling the story of London 2012 hopefuls from across the West Midlands which are a key mechanism for how the BBC aims to engage and excite audiences from across the West Midlands in the build up to the Games.

You will have the opportunity develop skills and be responsible for researching and building a comprehensive picture of all London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls either based in or from the West Midlands and then developing editorial ideas and suggestions as to how feature them as part of the wider BBC coverage in the region. This opportunity will not only enable you to work on and support programming for this once in a lifetime event, but will also provide you with links and experience of working with a range of thematic and geographic areas, applying your energy, passion and drive for the London 2012 Games to identify and engage as many hopefuls as possible from across the West Midlands.

Your placement will provide you with the skills and development to play a role in supporting additional BBC London 2012 engagement programmes, including around key publicity milestones, Torch Relay planning, volunteering, Pre-Games Training Camps, Live Sites etc.

The placement will be based within the BBC and will provide you with contacts and experience across the BBC media platforms, but will also enable you to work and liaise with Sport bodies and partners, as well as Local Government and geographic 2012 leads.

As competition will be high for these placements we will be looking for students with exceptional creative and research ability demonstrated through previous research experience either within an academic or work setting and also have experience of working with a range of partners. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also essential.

This is a work placement opportunity for 3 months, on a 1 day a week basis (flexible on times and dates). The 3 placement opportunities will be over the following periods:


  • January – March 2012
  • March – June 2012
  • June – September 2012

For an informal chat please contact Jenny Wilkes on 0121 567 6040 or email

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter to

Closing date: Wednesday 21 December 2011

Interview date: Week beginning 9 January 2012


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