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Production Trainee Scheme 2019

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

Job Introduction

  • Do you want to join the BBC and work in one of our BBC Three production teams making exciting and ground-breaking content?
  • 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 others?
  • Do you love exercising your creative abilities 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 sort of person for our Production Trainee Scheme.

If you like the sound of working in production and you’re excited at the prospect of being in the competitive and demanding world of broadcasting, then you should definitely consider 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 the BBC.

Role Responsibility

During the 10-month scheme 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 bespoke BBC Academy learning delivered by industry professionals.

You will need to be flexible. Working with teams producing some of the BBC’s most popular content can sometimes involve unpredictable hours and working at different BBC bases across the UK.

This year the main bases will be London and Birmingham. You will get to select your location preference on the application form. 

Are you the right candidate?

We are looking for people who can demonstrate a genuine passion and interest for creating content and for the world of 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, especially for TV 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

Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation

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.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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