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Production Trainee Scheme 2017

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The BBC’s Production Trainee Scheme (PTS) is the media industry’s gold-standard production traineeship. We are looking for creative and passionate people with great ideas to join the Production Trainee Scheme for 2017.This is a fantastic opportunity, even if you do not have any academic qualifications; this is one of the main entry routes into production based roles across TV, Radio and Online at the BBC.

Please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/trainee-schemes-and-apprenticeships/production/pts for more information.

Role Responsibility

Successful candidates to the Production Trainee Scheme will be awarded an 11 month contract, and during that time we'll train and develop you for a career in the media industry. You will be sent on different work placements across the UK, in Radio and Television. You'll be mentored by a senior BBC Manager, and by the end of the scheme you'll have the skills to turn creative ideas into brilliant programmes.

You will have the chance to work on a wide variety of programmes across TV, radio and online production. Past placements have included opportunities at BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, Live Music Events and the Natural History Unit - to name but a few.

Later this year, as BBC Three begins its move into its exciting new home in BBC Birmingham, we will also be offering some trainees a very special training opportunity, dedicated to working on BBC Three. 

To be a Production Trainee, you must be able to work flexibly. You'll be required to move productions every few months, and spend at least one of your work placements in a BBC production centre outside London in either Cardiff, Bristol, Belfast, Glasgow, Birmingham or Salford.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for people that are passionate about television, radio and online, who are keen to develop a career at the BBC. You will be creative and have strong programme ideas and audience awareness, and a desire to make great television and radio. You will also be enthusiastic about what you do and be able to work flexibly within a fast-paced production team. 

This scheme could be for you if: 

  • You are bursting with programme ideas
  • You have opinions on how the BBC connects with its audiences
  • You have a voice that you feel isn’t currently being heard on the BBC
  • You have the drive and ambition to grasp the opportunities and experiences that will come your way over the 11 months

We are looking for people from any and every walk of life who have the skills and potential to join our programme-making teams and help us create exciting, innovative and ground-breaking content.

You should have some relevant experience in a creative environment but please don't apply if you have had continuous paid production work in the media industry or at the BBC for longer than 12 months.

Package Description

An 11-month fixed term contract paying £20,800 per annum plus a London allowance of £4,560 for those based in the capital.

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC Academy is committed to promoting equality and diversity on our schemes and in developing a positive culture where everyone can develop to their full potential across the BBC. To ensure the long-term success of the BBC Academy’s Production Trainee Scheme we provide a working and learning environment where each individual’s contribution is valued and where we are safe from discrimination.

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