The Chevening Secretariat and BBC World Service Group are pleased to invite applications (from 14 March) for the Chevening/BBC World Service Group Professional Placement Programme, commencing in September 2022.
It is a unique opportunity to develop your skills through practical experience, mentorship, and training at the BBC’s College of Journalism. The placement is expected to be hybrid, with some work taking place in the London BBC office and some work taking place at home.
Company/Organisation(s): Chevening/BBC World Service
Program Type: Graduate Program
Program Location: London BBC office
Program Duration: 4 Months
Available Slot: Several
Nationality: All Nationalities
Chevening/BBC World Service Placements Program | What to Expect
Depending on their skills and interests, successful applicants could be placed in one of a number of areas of World Service Group activity including: World Service news programmes, BBC News online, World Service radio, digital output, BBC Media Action, BBC Monitoring, one of the BBC World Service language services, or Solutions-Focused Journalism.
The programme will also include:
- Enrolment on a bespoke one-week course at the BBC College of Journalism.
- Access to College of Journalism courses on the same basis as BBC staff. Awardees will be expected to complete at least one additional course during their placement.
- Successful applicants will be supervised at a BBC location in London and will have a BBC mentor to assist them during the placement.
- Successful applicants will receive the Chevening stipend for the duration of the placement, in addition and in order to meet the BBC standards under the New Talent Policy, the BBC will provide a total ‘top up salary’ for the period. The exact top up amount will be confirmed at a later date, as it is calculated to coincide with each new financial year. Successful applicants will be expected to find suitable accommodation themselves.
Up to 10 placements are available to current Chevening Scholars studying relevant degree programmes in the UK. Due to the nature of the professional placement, applicants must also demonstrate that they have at least two years’ experience as a working journalist, and/or have or will have completed a master’s in journalism from a UK university by the time that the placement starts.
How-to-Apply: To apply, you need to complete the following application form, AND submit the documents listed below to [email protected] by the deadline 17:00 BST on 31 March 2022:
- Up-to-date CV
- Copy of your passport and visa
- Letter from your university confirming your official academic term start and end date
Please note, this programme is only open to 2021/2022 Chevening Scholars. You will be asked to provide evidence of this as you complete your application.
The form is available to complete here when applications open at 10:00 14 March 2022.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2022