Work Experience

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Spark offers a voluntary placement for people who are interested in the media industry. Offering experience in radio, TV, magazine writing and writing for a variety of online platforms.

While working with us at Spark, you will gain skills in live radio and online content and get a chance to work with our music and programme teams.

Placements are usually one week long and involve working across all of the mediaHUB’s platforms; these are Fashion North, Spark, and SportsByte. We limit available dates due to staffing capacities and therefore, we cannot guarantee to meet all requests. Schools and colleges looking for taster experiences can contact the University’s central recruitment team for bespoke campus visits, talks, and tasters in radio, film, TV, and podcasting.

Work placement will take part in the mediaHUB, which is situated on the fourth floor of the David Puttnam Media Centre on the St. Peter’s Campus at the University of Sunderland.

Please note, we are not currently accepting work experience requests until October 2024. But fill in the form below, to register your interest and you will contacted once we are accepting requests. 

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