For the second year running, I have applied to the BBC’s Journalism Trainee Scheme. I mentioned this a couple of posts ago, but I thought I’d give you an update in case you are interested in applying in future.
Application Form: Part 1 -Make sure to give yourself a few hours to do this. Don’t do what I did, that is, discover the form at the last minute and then bang away on the keyboard like a nerd-possessed. They ask questions that require wordy* answers and they may also ask you to watch a video of a programme segment.
Verbal Reasoning Test: Part 2 – If they bother getting back to you, the next stage is a verbal reasoning test. Again, give yourself time. These questions are like those comprehension quizzes you might have had in school. They give you some practice questions and a mock test: all of which are worth doing.
Next: Part 3 – No idea what happens next. I’ll let you know if I get that far.
NB/ I can only comment on the 2012 procedures which may or may not change next year.
*Yes, I could have used the word “verbose”.