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UX Design Trainee Scheme

Job Introduction

The UX Design Graduate Trainee Scheme is a one year programme, where on successful completion you will automatically move into a role in the UX&D team.

Why be a UX design trainee at the BBC?

What do you want to do with your career? Chances are, you’re not entirely sure. But thankfully, a UX design traineeship with us can help you find your way. 

From cultivating young minds with CBeebies to the cut and thrust of BBC News, you’ll get to train your designer’s eye on a range of experiences for an array of audiences. So you can learn about both yourself and your craft, as you start your way on your dazzling design career. 

To build the best UX team in the business, we’re doing all we can to nurture the next generation of design superstars. That means you.

This is your chance to join our team of innovative, supportive UX designers. And get involved with the insight, imagination and regular research we use to create delightful experiences for people across the world. 

Role Responsibility

On this year-long programme you’ll rotate across a range of products – from iPlayer to News, from Sport to CBeebies. 

You’ll work on real projects with senior members of UX, as well as technical and editorial teams from across the BBC. Along the way you’ll gain unparalleled experience, as you muck in with user research, information architecture, content analysis, interaction design, visual design, prototyping and much more.

The Ideal Candidate

You have an outstanding portfolio you can share with us.

You’re dying to get your teeth into some knotty design challenges and solve them with your amazing design and communication skills.

Your interest might be wireframes, user flows and personas. Or layout, colour and typography. And maybe you’ve even got something special up your sleeve, like a love of building prototypes, illustration or motion graphic design. Whatever you’re great at, we want to hear about it.

Of course you know how to use Adobe Creative Suite products. But more importantly you’re happy to pick up whatever new package best suits the task at hand. 

You’ll always be considering the user and you’ll be almost indecently curious about their needs. You can explain the reasoning behind your design decisions to people from a variety of backgrounds. And you’re able to balance what the user needs against what we can realistically achieve.

We like people who are:

  • enthusiastic about what they do, and a delight to work with;
  • motivated and full of ideas;
  • geeky about design;
  • geeky about technology

If you would like to learn more about the BBC UX Design Trainee Scheme you can via UX&D team articles where you can learn about past trainee experiences and more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/gel/topics/ux-trainee

Package Description

  • A salary of £22,714 per year (pro-rated), plus London Weighting (£4,682 at fixed rate) for those individuals who have London as their primary work base.
  • 25 days holiday a year with an option to 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.
  • Gold-standard industry training delivered by the BBC Academy from specialists and senior BBC and freelance production staff.
  • A mentor to support and guide you during your training.
  • A defined contributions pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

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 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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