#CoPWorkshop: Working for free?

Thanks to everyone who took part in our LIVE Twitter Q&A @BBCCoP with BBC Talent Manager Simon Wright on working for free. To find out about our next Twitter Q&A follow us @BBCCoP or go to our website and sign up to our newsletter http://bbc.in/CoP_home.

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  1. It's a well-known part of getting your foot in the door in media - from community media, internships to work experience. All can be great stepping stones, but how do you make sure you're not being exploited? How can you make your work experience count - for you and your team? 
  2. Simon starts by describing what work experience can help with:

  3. Simon emphasised how important it is to have a place where you can build experience and be supported - otherwise it will be a waste of your good will and enthusiasm, and your employer’s time. 

  4. BECTU and Skillset were also on hand to offer their guidelines for work experience, apprenticeships and internships:
  5. What about other options, like volunteering?
  6. A fact...
  7. @BBCCOP follower Ben Toone (now at BBC Radio 4) had this to say...