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BBC Production Trainee Scheme

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

Job Introduction

Do you want to join the BBC and work in our production teams making content for TV, Radio and Digital?

Can you develop ideas and bring them to life? Do you thrive on coming up with new ideas that have the power to challenge, move or excite? Do you love exercising your creative abilities and vision online and are you great at connecting with people via social media?

Are you driven and resilient?

Well, if you have answered ‘yes’ to any of the above then you could be just the right person for the Production Trainee Scheme 2018/19.  If you like the sound of working in production and if being in the competitive and demanding world of broadcasting is something that appeals to you, then do think about applying.

The BBC’s Production Trainee Scheme is recognised across the industry for providing gold-standard training and development opportunities. It will also provide you with great foundation skills for building and developing a career in media production.

To be accepted onto the scheme you do not need any academic qualifications, or specific training, just a passion, that you can demonstrate, for creating content and coming up with ideas.

This scheme is one of the main entry-level routes into production based roles across TV, Radio and Digital Production at the BBC.

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Role Responsibility

During the 11-month programme you will develop a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the production process, from idea concept through to broadcast. You will gain a range of skills and experience and learn how to pitch and research ideas as well as how to create content for a variety of audio, visual and online platforms.

The scheme combines work experience placements/on-the-job training with production teams across many parts of the BBC’s content, with bespoke BBC Academy learning delivered by industry professionals.

You will have placements (each lasting c. 14 weeks) across the UK, in Radio, Television and Digital and you will be working with teams producing some of the BBC’s most popular content.

You will need to be able to work flexibly as you will required to work on a variety of productions and perhaps across various BBC bases. In your application you may state your preference regarding a main base.

Are you the right candidate?

We are looking for people who can demonstrate a genuine passion and interest for television, radio or digital media. This could be work experience (not more than 12 months continuous work) or via personal projects like running an online blog, getting involved in local radio or creating short films.

Demonstrating your passion is not limited to these activities – tell us what makes you a creative individual and why the BBC needs you to help shape and deliver its content! We are primarily interested in hearing about how creating content features in your life and seeing where this passion might take you in a professional media environment.  

So, tell us all about how you can help us create exciting, innovative and ground-breaking content and apply now if…

  • You have a voice that you feel is not currently being heard on the BBC
  • You have opinions on how the BBC connects with its audiences
  • You are bursting with fresh, new ideas for TV, Radio or digital content
  • You have the drive and ambition to embrace new challenges and opportunities
  • You are able to demonstrate a passion for working in a creative environment (through extracurricular activities or studies, for example)
  • You have heaps of enthusiasm and are able to work flexibly within a fast-paced production team

This scheme will not be relevant to you if you have had continuous paid production work in the media industry or work at the BBC for longer than 12 months.

About the BBC

We do not 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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