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Scotland Editorial and Production Management Apprenticeship 2020

Job Introduction

Are you a brilliant planner/ organiser and want to bring your passion for Media to the BBC?

Or maybe you are full of ideas for the TV, Radio or Online?

If your answer to any of these is yes, then we want to hear from you!

During this scheme you will get first-hand work experience and hands-on training whilst studying towards a Level 3 in Creative and Digital Media, which is delivered by a local learning provider.

Role Responsibility

You will work on a variety of TV, Radio and digital teams gaining experience in editorial and production management. You will have the opportunity to rotate across a variety of departments including:

BBC Studios Factual television productions (which covers Science, Art and Documentaries)

BBC Sport is responsible for programmes like Sportscene, Off The Ball and Sportsound, as well as News across TV, Radio, Online and Social Media. 

Music, Entertainment and Events  - you could be working with our radio music teams and work on shows such as Quay sessions, Celtic Connections and Breaking the News. 

- Multiplatform Development Team - where new ideas for BBC Scotland TV, digital and audio programmes are created and pitched.

Childrens-  work on a variety of children programmes such as The Dog Ate My Homework, which include a range of activities in the office or in studio.

Digital - We produce digital content including the hugely popular and long-running educational service Bitesize, the Social and BBC Arts Online.

News and Current Affairs - provides local, national and international news on radio, television and online for audiences in Scotland and across the United Kingdom. 

When working with production management teams, you will help with the efficient running of the production and your tasks may include learning about schedules and budgets; completing production and post production paperwork, sorting out travel and accommodation needs.

You will also gain skills within the editorial teams, who are for those who have a passion for creating content. You may be working as a Runner within the office, in studio or on location. You may also do research for stories, locations, contributors, props; assisting crew with camera kit; distributing call sheets/scripts; looking after crew and contributors on shoots.

 After successful completion of the apprenticeship, you could be applying for roles such as;

  • Runner
  • Content Assistant
  • (Junior) Researcher
  • Production Management Assistant

Are you the right candidate?

Does this sound like the scheme for you? Here is what we are looking for…

You will:

  • Have a passion for content, whether that be TV, Radio and Online and be motivated to learn the production process from start to finish
  • Love working with other people and be able to demonstrate that you are a great team player.
  • Have brilliant organisation skills and be able to provide examples of this on your application form
  • Be full of ideas and can think outside the box. You will be able to demonstrate your creative flair throughout the application.
  • Be interested in the shows and programmes created in BBC Scotland.
  • Be able to balance your time between your busy work placements as well as your college study and additional training.
  • Not be planning to do this scheme as a gap year programme

This scheme is aimed at non graduates. If you already have a media or production degree or equivalent qualification this scheme may not be for you, as it may duplicate training and experience you have already had. We would encourage you to look at our Production Trainee Scheme or consider searching our other vacancies for entry level roles via BBC Careers Hub

You must not be planning to do this scheme as a gap year programme.

If you have had 12 months or more continuous paid production work in the media industry, or at the BBC, we would encourage you to search for other roles in the BBC that are more relevant to your level of experience via BBC Careers Hub

We are unable to accept your application if you do not have the legal right to work in the UK.

The Benefits and Package:

  • You will get up to 5 weeks of annual leave per year as well as an additional days leave over the festive period, known as our “Corporation Day”.
  • You will receive a salary of £14,250.
  • A recognised SCQF Level 7 Creative and Digital Media qualification delivered by our learning provider.
  • BBC Staff Perks including discounts on many high street and online services/products.
  • A dedicated Scheme Manager who will develop you throughout your training programme.
  • Professional mentoring to aid your personal development by industry professionals.
  • The chance to wear the famous BBC Staff lanyard and ID card by working for the world’s leading public service broadcaster!

Package Description

The Production Apprentice Scheme offers various places within the UK.

The link to apply will take you to the application for Glasgow only. If your first choice location is in England or Wales please search Careers Hub and apply using the correct application form.

If you wish to apply to the Gaelic Production Apprentice Scheme, please search Careers Hub and apply using the correct application form.

BBC staff get 25 days holiday a year and you can buy or sell days to suit you. As well as national bank holidays, you’ll also get an extra day-off between Christmas and New Year.

Application process:

  • Application form. You will complete an application form which will help us to understand your interest in the BBC and our Production Apprentice Scheme. Remember to mention any relevant skills and experience that you might have that could help you to bring a unique voice to the BBC. These don’t need to be work related, these can be related to a hobby or projects that you do in your spare time.
  • Video Assessment. If you are successful through the first stage you will be invited to complete a video assessment. Full information will be emailed to you. You will have approximately one week to complete this.
  • Assessment Centre - Glasgow. If you are successful after video assessment you will be invited to an assessment centre. These assessment centres take place during June. You will hear from us at least one week before the assessment day whether you have been successful. We do our best to keep you updated but please be aware you may not know if you have been selected for an assessment day until the end of June.

About the BBC

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.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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

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