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Hi, i was wondering if anyone could help me out with ideas on places to apply for work experience at in Birmingham. I hope to become a journalist, or maybe if i'm lucky, a radio presenter or an actress (either within the theatre, soap, film ect).
I'm a Year 10 student and last year was asked to apply for work experience. I sent over 60 different applications to various magazines, newpapers, and radios through the bbc and elsewhere - but resulted in nothing, due to either my age or the competitive nature of the industry. I eventually had to settle with work experience at a local primary school.
However, next year (either on holidays or weekends as I will be 16 and in Year 11), I am hoping to maybe apply for work experience again within the media industry. Has anyone got any ideas for places I could apply to? Last time it seems like a lot of time was wasted applying to the main newspapers ect (as there are not many 'local' papers around). With so many of the placements in London which I wouldn't be able to attend, I am finding it hard to find many opportunities in Birmingham.
Many thanks, Katie
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My sister once did work experience at a BBC station by writing to them, but that was a few years ago when placements weren't so much in demand.

Have a look at www.do-it.org.uk in case there are relevant organisations in your area. Otherwise hospital radio is a good place to start and can give you contacts at other stations if they have links.
Other options for your potential careers are free newspapers/newsletters/school newspaper/amateur dramatics etc.
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