BBC announces summer trainee reporter scheme

The BBC’s Kick Off Trainee Sports Reporter Scheme is offering work experience placements for two days a week for eight weeks in July and August this year.

BBCThe Corporation’s website explains that the scheme “gives talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds the opportunity to learn and develop sports reporting skills at the BBC”.

On offer is full training, a mentor, the chance to learn how to interview and write sports stories for radio and online, and the opportunity to go to sports events and be part of a team “bringing all the excitement of sport to BBC audiences”.

Applicants must be aged 18 or over on July 1, 2015, but there is no upper age limit and applicants don’t need any previous journalism experience or training.

Many previous Kick Off trainee sports reporters have gone on to work full time in sport for the BBC across the UK, from local radio to BBC Sport in Salford.

There will be no payment during training or work but reasonable travel expenses will be paid, and accommodation will be provided.

The placements are at a wide rang of BBC local radio and on-line sites across the UK as follows:

Belfast – Radio Ulster
Birmingham – online
Birmingham – Radio WM
Bristol – radio
Cambridge – online
Cardiff – BBC Radio Wales
Cardiff – Radio Cymru
Carlisle – BBC Radio Cumbria
Chelmsford – BBC Essex
Cornwall – radio
Derby – radio
Guernsey – radio
Kent – radio
Leeds – radio
Lincoln – radio
London – Asian Network radio
London – BBC London 94.9 radio
Manchester – online
Manchester – radio
Northampton – radio
Oxford – radio
Reading – BBC Radio Berkshire
Glasgow – BBC Radio Scotland
York – radio


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