Deadline: 31 March 2022.
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.
Successful applicants will complete a three-and-a-half-month placement at the BBC. 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 programs, 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 placement is expected to be hybrid, with some work taking place in the London BBC office and some work taking place at home. Successful applicants will be informed of any changes to the program as necessary.
Up to 10 placements are available to current Chevening Scholars studying relevant degree programs in the UK. Due to the nature of the professional placement, applicants must also demonstrate that they have at least two years of 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.
Applications will open at 10:00 BST on 14 March and will close at 17:00 BST on 31 March 2022.
To apply, you must complete a Chevening/BBC World Service Group Professional Placement Programme application form, AND submit the following to email@example.com:
- An up-to-date CV.
- Status letter from your university that confirms the end date of your course.
- A copy of your passport data page as well as a copy of your current Tier 4 visa/BRP ensures eligibility to complete the placement in line with immigration regulations. Your visa needs to last long enough for you to complete this placement – until the end of December 2022.
- A complete Chevening/BBC World Service Group Professional Placement Programme application form.
The form is available to complete here when applications open at 10:00 14 March 2022.
In addition, applicants must consent to make their original Chevening applications available to the BBC (the information provided to the BBC by Chevening will not be transferred to any other third party without contacting you first).
Should applicants be successful in the first round of applications, they will be invited to interview with the BBC.
Please note that successful applicants are expected to honor their commitment to return to their country of origin upon completion of their placement. The BBC will not offer any professional placement to anyone beyond the terms of their current visa.