Professional Placement Programme 2022 is inviting credible applicants who are willing to partake in its ongoing 2022 Scholarship programme at Chevening/BBC World Service Group
Chevening is the UK government’s international awards programme aimed at developing global leaders.
Chevening offers two types of awards – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British embassies and high commissions throughout the world.
Benefits of Chevening/BBC World Service Group Professional Placement Programme
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 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 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 programme as necessary.
The programme will also include:
- Enrolment in 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.
Requirements for Chevening/BBC World Service Group Professional Placement Programme Qualification
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
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 protected]:
- 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 ensuring 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.
For more details, visit Chevening website.