The goal of the Broadcast Training Programme (BTP) is to prepare university students for an opportunity to apply to work as broadcast professionals at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The training programme in the later half of 2011 will give students practical experience of how the largest broadcasting operation in the world will be put together and explain what part they could play. Successful students will then be considered for paid positions during Games-time, employed by Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS).
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the OBS team for the greatest celebration of sport, to work side by side with the best in the broadcast industry, and to jump-start their career with a competitive edge.
Who can participate?
You are eligible to participate if you:
- have applied for the programme and completed the required coursework
- are a student, or teacher, of good standing at one of the participating universities (need to have been enrolled as of 31 January 2011)
- have an interest in learning how to communicate through the media
What does the training consist of?
BTP workshops last from two to six days depending on the selected position. Every workshop will generally start on a Saturday with an introductory general session that introduces the programme, the positions, a general overview of the Olympic Games themselves, as well as an explanation of the organisation of the OBS operation and Games-time protocol. The session will conclude with a presentation on the television production process as well as an exam. Additional sessions on the following days will include job-specific informational presentations or technical seminars that vary in number and style depending on the position applied for.
In order to be considered for one of the paid Games-time positions at the 2012 Olympic Games it is required for you to attend one of the BTP workshops.