Work Placements

Bradford Community Broadcasting (BCB) is Bradford’s thriving community radio station, using engagement with community radio as a tool for personal development, community empowerment and to bring about social change.

We provide training and support for local people to become actively engaged in BCB as volunteer radio broadcasters, providing space in the media for people from diverse communities to have a voice – and be listened to.

We broadcast a wide range of speech and music programmes made by and for the diverse communities of Bradford.  We have a small staff team which supports over 200 active volunteers. A voluntary Management Committee manages the organisation.

Work placements are a great way for people to get a taste for working in community development and the media. We are happy to look at any request for a work placement, but please understand that due to resource constraints we cannot accommodate everyone. We prioritise our resource to support individuals that face disadvantage or are underrepresented in the media.

Our premises are fully wheelchair accessible.

Broadcast Support Worker – Work Placement Schedule

Work placements as a Broadcast Support Worker are available Monday to Friday between 10am and 3pm (may be extended to 6pm)

People should be ready to work at 10am.

At 10am each day we have a daily news meeting. People on placement will take part, so should make themselves aware of the local, national and  international issues of the day and be ready to contribute to the discussion.

During the rest of the day they will get involved in booking guests, creating content, and scheduling interviews for the live programmes of the day.

In addition, most work placements will involve working on the front desk where you will

  • Greet visitors to the station
  • Answer the telephone and take messages
  • Take guests through to the studio
  • Book studio space for volunteers

There will also be opportunities to:

  • Make your own 30 minute show to be broadcast on the radio
  • Sit in on/take part in live broadcasts (e.g. About Bradford/Drive)

You will also:

  • Use office equipment to create, transfer and print documents
  • Learn to use the studio to drive the desk, play pre-recorded material, and record
  • Meet a wide range of people

Optionally you may:

  • Use IT skills to maintain the workstation machines
  • Get involved in the maintenance of key broadcast equipment as needed


If you would like a work placement at BCB please contact our Youth Development Worker, David Carpenter.

Be prepared to tell us

  • Your age
  • How long you want a placement for
  • Any course requirements (e.g. a set number of days or hours, paperwork, etc)
  • The dates you want your work placement to take place
  • Contact details for yourself, your parent/guardian, your course tutors

in addition tell us:

  • Why you want a placement at BCB?
  • What you can offer BCB? What makes you a good candidate for working with us?
  • What do you hope to get out of the placement?
  • A little about yourself, your background and interests
  • Hopes and aspirations for the future
  • Anything we need to know in order to make your placement fit your needs e.g. any reasonable adjustments we may need to make to enable you to work here.

Contact Details

David Carpenter – Youth Radio Development Worker
01274 771677
07913 694 305
Twitter: @bcbradio


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