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Communications Trainee

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

Job Introduction

We’re looking for four bright, creative and enthusiastic trainees to work in our communications team for a year. 

BBC Communications tells the BBC’s story to audiences across the UK and the World. We highlight the fantastic programmes and content on BBC TV, radio and online, and defend the BBC’s corporate reputation when necessary. We speak to journalists, members of the public, and key influencers in British culture, so they know what the BBC is doing and why.

With no two days the same, our team work at the centre of the BBC in an exciting, high-profile environment. We strive to ensure that our workforce is fully representative of our audiences because audiences are at the heart of everything the BBC does. 

Role Responsibility

You will work in a variety of different teams within the communications profession, spending a couple of months with each one. You could find yourself assisting with the launch of the latest season of Strictly, fielding journalists’ questions on the latest corporate issues, helping out at events like Radio One’s Big Weekend or supporting teams working on publicity campaigns for new TV and radio programmes.

You do not need any previous communications work experience – while you are here you’ll take part in a year-long training programme alongside your day-to-day duties, and you’ll be assigned your own mentor.  You do need to show us that you’re hard-working, have lots of potential, and love the BBC.

Are you the right candidate?

The ideal candidate for this role will have an interest in developing a career in Communications/PR or similar.

  • You will have good writing skills and a firm command of the rules of grammar.  Any copy writing experience would be advantageous.
  • You will be a natural communicator, able to present your ideas clearly both verbally and written, to colleagues of all levels.
  • Excellent and proven creativity – the ability to think laterally and outside the box, together with a hunger to constantly try new ideas and approaches will be integral to this role
  • You will have good IT skills: familiarity with appropriate office applications - Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint as well as an understanding of and demonstrable interest in social media. 

All applications will be considered and we encourage applications from under-represented groups.

This role will be London based but will require the ability to spend time working on projects throughout the rest of the UK.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are 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 is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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