From working on the set of hit BBC drama Waterloo Road to arranging high profile guests for shows, young people were given a behind the scenes glimpse of life working in television.

Jennifer Wylie went back to The Sixth Form Bolton to speak to students about her experiences as an apprentice at the BBC.

The former Elton High School pupil, left the college in 2021 with top A-levels in English language, film studies and Spanish, and she first applied for a BBC apprenticeship but was unsuccessful.

Determined to follow this path, she found a 16-week traineeship with the BBC where she was able to gain work experience on the set of Waterloo Road.

Following her traineeship and a role in administration, Jennifer applied again for a BBC apprenticeship in production management and was over the moon to land her “dream job”.

Jennifer’s been working on Blue Peter and says she absolutely loves the energy of the TV studio.

Her varied role includes everything from feeding the Blue Peter Garden fish to booking travel for guests including Geri Halliwell and Emma Willis.

Jennifer gave the students advice for achieving their dreams.

She advised the group to “always have a back-up plan” as their career paths “might not always be linear and they could face setbacks”.

The students were advised to “network as much as possible remembering to always give back as well as taking support from others”.