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GoThinkBig is the only way to do work experience at Empire. GoThinkBig was built by Bauer Media and O2 to help young people take their first steps on the career ladder: we know it's tough out there, whether you're still at school, looking for your first job, about to graduate, or at any other stage of building your career.

We're helping young people to develop their work skills, get inspired by the stories of others, and improve their employability through practical, hands-on opportunities.

Features on GoThinkBig

On GoThinkBig, you can apply for career-enhancing events such as the chance to have lunch with Andy Roberts, head of programming at Kiss FM, or James Dyer, digital editor-in-chief at Empire. You can read about the best way to get CV points from working in a call centre, get the lowdown on psychometric testing, and take a look at Batman's CV.

You can find out what it's like to review a gig and have your write-up appear in Kerrang!, or apply for a week's placement on the Fashion & Beauty desk at heat.

Work opportunities via GoThinkBig

All of us at GoThinkBig have struggled at one point or another with the catch-22 of work experience - employers want candidates who already know about their industry, but it's hard to know about an industry if you never get the chance to see how it works. We want to help the 100,000s of unemployed and frustrated young people in Britain to get the skills they need to kickstart their careers.

We believe that young people should be rewarded for the work they do, so we don't advertise any unpaid volunteering opportunities. All work experience covers travel and lunch expenses, and any placement lasting longer than two weeks is paid (at least) national minimum wage.

What companies have opportunities for you?

As well as work experience opportunities at Empire, you can apply for placements across Bauer brands in radio, digital and magazine publishing. You can also find out about opportunities with O2 and our partners Channel 4, Spotify, Chime Communications, LVMH, ZenithOptimedia and the Marketing Academy. We're also working on getting you access to more industries, including charity, finance, automobile, retail and hospitality.

GoThinkBig connects you to the experts - tech wizards developing their own apps, entrepreneurs like Toby L, who set up his own record label at 18, and the experienced types who make those all-important hiring and firing decisions. We share simple and useful tools to give you information about different careers; we lift the lid on jobs you might not have even considered; we shine a light on the businesses and jobs that celebrate creativity, innovation, digital connections, and which believe in investing in young people - as much as we do.


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