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Our apprenticeship schemes at the BBC give you the opportunity to kick start your passion into a job that you’ll fall in love with. At the BBC you can learn from the best and be trained by the best for a career in one of the world’s most creative and technologically-advanced organisations.

Can you send a news film crew abroad at a moment’s notice? Or make sure all the stars on The One Show arrive on time? If you can plan, multi-task, work calmly under pressure, and if you thrive working in a team, finding creative solutions to problems and dealing with the unexpected, then the Production Coordinator Apprenticeship may be the route for you! This is an exciting first step towards your career as a future leader in the production management career path.

You’ll learn on-the-job as part of a BBC production management team, developing your knowledge and skills in a content making environment, while working towards your Level 3/4 apprenticeship qualification.

You’ve got to be interested now, right? To find out more about the role of Production Management at the BBC and whether it is right for you please look here. This scheme is focused wholly on Production Management. If you like coming up with creative ideas and making content, then the Production Apprenticeship will be more suitable for you, please click here for more information.

 

THE ROLE

What will you be doing?

Work as part of a BBC production management team, who take creative ideas and logistically make them happen. You might find yourself working on all the sporting fixtures of the year, making sure everyone has everything they need to film the events – or checking rules and regulations so that film crews can work safely abroad while making the latest nature documentary.
Develop hands-on experience of how production works in either TV or Radio. You may be preparing for shoots, coordinating transport, booking kit and crews, issuing call sheets, managing budgets, and helping in the studio or gallery. Or you may be working as part of the production management teams who crew up the BBCs flagship radio stations and ensure that everyone gets paid.
Learn best practices from expert BBC production management teams. Ensuring everything is documented, filed and in line with privacy and licensing policies. You will support all crew members, talent and contributors, making sure deadlines and budgets are met.
And you’ll study for your industry recognised apprenticeship qualification, learning both on and off the job.
Where does the role lead to?

After the scheme this will typically lead to a role as a Production Management Assistant or Production Coordinator

The scheme will run for 18 months starting in September 2024.

Locations:

This advert is for a Cardiff or Bangor based office location. Please note that you must live a commutable distance from the area you are applying for. This scheme is also being offered in London, Bristol, Salford and Glasgow, please see the corresponding adverts if you wish to apply for these locations. You are only able to submit one application per scheme each intake and therefore your application will be withdrawn if you have already submitted an application for another location for this scheme and year/intake.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

To be eligible for an apprenticeship, you must:

Be aged 18 or over when the apprenticeship starts in September 2024
Be legally allowed to work in the UK full time
Have been resident in either the UK or EEA since September 2021 (Not applicable for Scotland & Wales or individuals under the statuses within EP350 such as Homes for Ukraine)
We’re interested in your passion to work at the BBC and your enthusiasm to deliver world – class content and operational excellence to our audiences. We look for positive people who live our values and ensure our culture remains inclusive and full of opportunity. We’re not looking at your qualifications. Instead, we look for potential and give you the opportunity to put your transferable strengths and experience to work in different ways.

You’ll need to demonstrate you’re:

Organised and always able to meet a deadline
Great at working with people; a team player and great communicator
Resilient, responsible, and can deal with challenging situations
Flexible, motivated and have an adaptable approach to the pace of work
Throughout the selection process, we’ll be looking for evidence of how you demonstrate each of the BBC’s values and behaviours. Our values inform everything we do. They define what you can expect from the BBC, and what the BBC expects from you.

This scheme is aimed at those who have no experience working in the media industry, don’t worry if you don’t have an extensive CV. It’s not qualifications that will get you a place on this scheme. You may have experience in planning and organising – but what’s more important is that you have potential, and a passion for Production Management.

WHAT YOU GET…
During your apprenticeship

A starting salary of £20,475
Industry-leading production management training through the BBC Academy (involves travel to locations across the UK)
A dedicated Team Manager and Scheme Specialist to help with your development
Training and Mentoring by industry professionals
A 35-hour working week, 25 days of annual leave days and a defined pension scheme. Plus discounted dental health care, gym and much more.
Towards the end of your apprenticeship:

An industry recognised production management apprenticeship qualification ·
Lots of experience to help you seek out new challenges and work opportunities within the BBC and wider industry.

NEXT STEPS:

Don’t leave yourself thinking ‘what if?’ — this is your chance to be part of something special. Think you’re the right candidate? Click on ‘Apply Now’!

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