Fancy working with the BBC?

Broadcasting giants the BBC have joined forced with Young Scot to offer you an incredible opportunity to shape the corporation’s output.

BBC Scotland are looking for 25 volunteers aged 14 to 25 to help them create a more youth-friendly media platform. They’re after people who have grown up surrounded by social media, the internet and multichannel programming to help them shape their programming for the future.

The project, BBC Scotland NEXT, is all to tie in with Scotland’s Year of Young People in 2018, and to attract audience for the future. For anyone keen to get into telly, this is an incredible platform to kick-start your career and make a really difference.

Pauline Law, Head of Multiplatform Production, BBC Scotland says: “Young people are themselves a hugely diverse group with widely differing life experiences, viewpoints, interests and concerns. We often hear young people dismissed as one united group – at its heart this project seeks to do more to reflect their diversity and celebrate their value in society.”

“We would encourage anyone aged between 14 and 25, who has a curiosity for important issues for young people, Scotland and the media, to apply for this opportunity.”

“The most important thing for us is that we get a range of young people applying from every walk of life. They don’t need any formal qualifications, or even to be someone who regularly watches, listens to or reads BBC Scotland content.”

Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot says: “We are excited to be working together with BBC Scotland on this superb opportunity – both for young people who will be working with the BBC and for BBC Scotland to get closer than ever before to younger audiences.”

“The Year of Young People 2018 is about young people getting involved and shaping the Scotland they want to live in; It’s brilliant that BBC Scotland is getting behind the aims and ambitions of the Year of Young People 2018.”

To find out more about taking part, head to www.bbc.co.uk/scotnext. Applications close on Friday 8 December 2017.

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