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
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
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
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
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
Find out how to break into the world of fashion!
24th May @ 5.30pm – Radio 1 Big Weekend Connects: Podcasts
Hosted by Chris Stark
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
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
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
Discover jobs within the live events world + find out how you can get into the industry.