The BBC has now opened applications for its Radio 1 and 1Xtra Take IT On Trainee scheme.
Niamh Donoghue from the Beeb’s Developing Talent programme writes:
We’re practicing what we preach with Take it On, by opening the doors of Radio 1 & 1Xtra’s new HQ and offering paid placements that give young people the opportunity to build experience and get involved in what we do at the networks. Four trainees will start with us on 8 week placements at the end of January and placements will then run across the year.
There is no minimum entry requirement for the scheme education or employment wise- we’re just looking for creative genius and applicants must be over 18.
The scheme is aimed at people already working on media and creative projects at a local level through for example, youth projects and community groups but who are now looking for some hands on professional experience to kick start their careers in the industry.
We’ve made the application form a bit more user-friendly – we’re not shortlisting on education or employment and there are no long personal statements to fill in. We’re interested in seeing and hearing about what candidates have done creatively, that they have a big imagination and a real understanding of entertainment for a young audience.
Here’s a link if you are interested.