How to apply to work at BBC Radio 2 Live
You can apply now to work at BBC Radio 2 Live 2021 using our online event job application!
If there is anything you would like to ask or you would just like to chat with us about working at BBC Radio 2 Live, the easiest way is to...
Connecting with other event staff
On Facebook and in our Forum you will find new and returning event staff chatting about what it is like to work at BBC Radio 2 Live, arranging to share lifts to BBC Radio 2 Live, asking and answering questions about volunteering at BBC Radio 2 Live and more...
Photos of BBC Radio 2 Live staff
Another way to see what working at BBC Radio 2 Live is like is to check out some of our BBC Radio 2 Live photos!
In our BBC Radio 2 Live photo galleries, you will find thousands of photos covering our event history over the past twenty years!
Going Solo to BBC Radio 2 Live
If you are thinking about applying for a job at BBC Radio 2 Live but not sure about going solo you do not need to worry, every year more than half of those who work with us at BBC Radio 2 Live do so on their own the first time and then return year on year to meet up with friends they have made whilst working at the event!
Questions about volunteering at BBC Radio 2 Live
If you have specific questions about working at BBC Radio 2 Live try our event FAQs!
Our event FAQs are regularly updated and packed full of answers to the questions we are usually asked, plus lots of handy hints and tips about working at events.
We usually send an email newsletter about once a month, if you would like to keep up to date you can subscribe!
What you'll do when working at BBC Radio 2 Live
Our BBC Radio 2 Live staff work in three teams:
- Arena Stewards
- Ingress Stewards
- Disabled Access Drivers
Our Arena Stewards provide information, directions, and assistance for the BBC Radio 2 Live audience, for example helping those looking for a specific bar, area, welfare or medical assistance, water point or toilets, meeting point, arena entrance, exit... In addition our Arena Stewards manage the public's use of space in the arena, keeping an eye on how much space each party is using, advising if this needs to be reduced, directing those entering the arena where space can be found, and on Sunday keeping the area in-front of the stage standing only.
Our Ingress Stewards provide information and directions to the public arriving and departing the event. On arrival our Ingress Stewards advise the public of the best route to the correct entrance (main, guest, disabled access and so on...), answer any questions those arriving may have, and advise regarding entry policies e.g. the maximum bag sizes permitted in the event.
Our team of disabled access drivers assist the event's disabled access customers when arriving and departing the event, assisting with transport between the disabled access car park and gate.
BBC Radio 2 Live 2021 job application deadline
There isn't a specific deadline for BBC Radio 2 Live job applications, we keep the application open until all of the staff positions available at BBC Radio 2 Live have been taken!
So, if you can apply that means we have jobs available!
Briefings at BBC Radio 2 Live
All team briefings are on Saturday 14th September, the briefing times are role dependent:
Ingress Stewards 10:30
Arena Stewards 11:00
Shifts at BBC Radio 2 Live
Shift times are role dependent, everyone is required to complete two shifts, one on Sat (date TBC for 2021) and one on Sun (date TBC for 2021):
Arena Stewards: Saturday midday to 19:00, Sunday 09:00 to 18:00.
Ingress Stewards: Saturday 11:30 to 17:30/19:00, Sunday 08:00 to 15:00/18:30.
Drivers: Saturday midday to midnight, Sunday 10:00 to 23:00.
All shifts include appropriate breaks.
The things we provide our staff with at BBC Radio 2 Live
When you work with Hotbox Events at BBC Radio 2 Live we'll make sure you have all you need to complete your shifts and have a safe and enjoyable time with us!
The below are the bits we always provide at BBC Radio 2 Live, and once you're onsite we're always on-hand should you need something else!
- A staff info pack which thoroughly details the roles, responsibilities, and provides information about the event and the event site.
- Depending on position a BBC Radio 2 Live crew pass when you arrive at the festival to allow you to move about onsite, or an event pass at the end of your shift to allow you to enjoy the event!
- A thorough onsite briefing where you can also ask any questions you have.
- At the beginning of each shift all the bits you'll need including a BBC Radio 2 Live tabard, a radio if the position requires one, and any PPE.
The bits you need to check when applying to work at BBC Radio 2 Live
There are a few bits below you'll need to make sure of when applying to work at BBC Radio 2 Live.
- Be 18 or over on the date you need to arrive at BBC Radio 2 Live.
- If taking on a driver role be 25 or over.
- Be available to arrive at the BBC Radio 2 Live site in good time for your onsite briefing on Saturday (date TBC for 2021) September 2021 (please see the Briefings section above for your briefing time).
- Be available to work your shifts on Saturday (date TBC for 2021) and Sunday (date TBC for 2021) September 2021 (see Briefings and Shifts section above for details).
- Either live within travelling distance of BBC Radio 2 Live or be able to secure accommodation for the weekend. Please note we are not able to provide accommodation; costs for accommodation; and you cannot camp at BBC Radio 2 Live.
- Wear a BBC Radio 2 Live tabard when completing your shifts.
- Produce documents to prove your right to work in the UK (original documents when arriving at the event, and upload scans before you arrive).
- If proving your right to work in the UK by way of a birth certificate and proof of NI (rather than just a passport which is the other option); then to bring additional photo ID to prove your identity.
- If taking on a driver role provide a copy of your driving licence (front and back); this must be done before a position can be offered.
Proving your right to work in the UK
To work at BBC Radio 2 Live with Hotbox Events you must have the right to work in the UK. Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act of 2006 Hotbox Events is required by law to check your right to work in the UK.
For further information please read the Borders and Immigration section in our event FAQs.
How BBC Radio 2 Live 2021 roles are allocated
Applications received for positions at BBC Radio 2 Live are assessed and allocated within 24 hours of receiving your application.
As noted above for the driver roles you must be over 25.
Watch interviews with members of our team
If you've not worked at a music event before and would like to see what it's like working at events before applying - make sure you checkout our interviews page!
In the interviews you'll get to hear from those who have joined us talking about how they found their shifts, how they were treated by the Hotbox Events team, what it was like working at an event for the first time, taking on more responsibility year on year and progressing to new roles, and even how the experience and confidence gained has helped with their career progression away from music events!
Getting involved with the event community
If you'd like to hear and see more from those who have worked with us in the past please head to our event community!
On our event community pages you can get an idea of what it's like to work with Hotbox Events by browsing our photo galleries, hear from those who have joined us by watching some interviews, chat with new and returning staff in our event forum, and read feedback from those who have joined us on our staff feedback page!
Questions about working at BBC Radio 2 Live?
Try our FAQ as lots of questions are answered in there!
If you would like to drop us an email its firstname.lastname@example.org
You can reach our office by phone on the numbers below...
Tel: 01252849600 (UK) select option 2 for Hotbox Events
Tel: +441252849600 (International) select option 2 for Hotbox Events