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BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Connects

In partnership with the Job Centre, Radio 1’s Big Weekend Connects will give young people around the UK the opportunity to learn more about working in creative industries, providing them with the skills, know-how and motivation they need to take those all-important first steps.

From Sunday 16 – Thursday 27 May, Radio 1 will host online sessions introducing young people to experts from 10 creative industries, who will offer their insights into how young people can work to secure their dream jobs. 

Each of the hour-long interactive webinars will be hosted by Radio 1 DJs including Katie Thistleton, Jack Saunders, Clara Amfo, Arielle Free, Jordan North, Vick Hope, Chris Stark, Danny Howard, Rickie Haywood-Williams and Charlie Hedges.

During the sessions, audience members will have the opportunity to hear and ask questions of panellists including Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter KAMILLE, producer Steel Banglez and YouTuber Elz the Witch and brands such as Boohoo, Pretty Little Thing, Ministry of Sound and of course BBC Radio 1.

Weekday sessions will be held from 5.30-6.30pm and Sunday sessions will be held from 1.30-2.30pm.

17th May @ 5.30pm – Radio 1 Big Weekend Connects: Gaming

Hosted by Jack Saunders

https://bbc.zoom.us/webinar/register/9416206587301/WN_hb7zgNZoSIaiv6qhhbJPRQ

Find out how to get into the gaming industry, and how to become a game designer, YouTuber + much more.

18th May @ 5.30pm – Radio 1 Big Weekend Connects: Music Business

Hosted by Clara Amfo

https://bbc.zoom.us/webinar/register/3816206595993/WN_0kVSZMKSRPS_eo7yNqVLXg

Find out how to crack into the music industry, getting jobs in live events, A&R + much more.

19th May @ 5.30pm – Radio 1 Big Weekend Connects: Social Media & Marketing

Hosted by Arielle Free

https://bbc.zoom.us/webinar/register/8716206598297/WN_Uv8Oba8FSi-kickypqdq6g

Discover jobs within social media and marketing, including social media manager, marketing executive + much more.

20th May @ 5.30pm – Radio 1 Big Weekend Connects: Radio

Hosted by TBC

https://bbc.zoom.us/webinar/register/6016206600929/WN__63RIvgcTHenE2kPgCgYRQ

Want to become a radio presenter or producer? Find out everything you need to know here.

23rd May @1.30pm – Radio 1 Big Weekend Connects: Fashion

Hosted by Vick Hope

https://bbc.zoom.us/webinar/register/2416206603077/WN_EEjy1774T6-aV3Zmox4vRg

Find out how to break into the world of fashion!

24th May @ 5.30pm – Radio 1 Big Weekend Connects: Podcasts

Hosted by Chris Stark

https://bbc.zoom.us/webinar/register/2216206606260/WN_gVAdFZ3rQ0-6yw1q0oha-w

Find out how to produce the perfect podcast, and discover incredible jobs in the industry.

25th May @ 5.30pm – Radio 1 Big Weekend Connects: Music Production

Hosted by Danny Howard

https://bbc.zoom.us/webinar/register/5016206608846/WN_P5q9xzzER6WK4D-EO9UWKQ

Discover jobs within music production! Including technical producer, singer-songwriter, music producer + more.

26th May @5.30pm – Radio 1 Big Weekend Connects: Film & TV

Hosted By Rickie Haywood-Williams

https://bbc.zoom.us/webinar/register/7516206612549/WN_JcpkHkIgTDWjLog2nNi65g

Find out how to get your big break in film & TV.

27th May @5.30pm – Radio 1 Big Weekend Connects: Events

Hosted by Charlie Hedges

https://bbc.zoom.us/webinar/register/4116206616460/WN_23M2nH86TqajAS8xXNE8bQ

Discover jobs within the live events world + find out how you can get into the industry.