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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.

Are you keen to start your career in production by learning the skills you’ll need to be successful?


The Production Apprenticeship Scheme helps you to gain experience with our BBC production teams across the UK, making world-class content for our audiences on radio, TV or digital platforms. You’ll learn on-the-job as part of a BBC production team, developing your knowledge and skills in an area that interests you, while working towards your Production apprenticeship qualification with one of our learning providers.

What will you be doing?

As a Production Apprentice, depending on your chosen placement area, you could be helping to come up with ideas and stories for content, providing logistical support to productions or learning how to use technical equipment and specialist software.
Get BBC Academy training, delivered by experienced trainers. You’ll learn a range of skills that will help you make content for programmes.
And you’ll study for your industry recognised apprenticeship qualification, learning both on and off the job.

Where could the role take you?

This scheme starts in September 2024 and runs for 18 months.  After the scheme, you’ll be able to apply for entry level roles in TV, radio, digital and in technical areas across the industry. Examples include Runner, Junior Researcher, Content Assistant or Edit Assistant, Technical Operator (depending on your chosen pathway).


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)
You may not be eligible to take this Level 3 apprenticeship if you have already completed a similar apprenticeship, already hold or are working towards an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a Media-related subject.

This scheme is aimed at non-graduates. If you have a degree and you’re interested in production roles at the BBC, we recommend applying for jobs at BBC Careers.

We look for potential and want to give you the opportunity to put your strengths and experience to work in different ways. 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.  Find out more about our values here.


Great Production Apprentices are;

Passionate and curious about content, and the production process at the BBC
Brimming with new ideas and fresh perspectives for BBC content
A great team player who can deal with unexpected challenges
Flexible and have an adaptable approach to work.


During your apprenticeship

A starting salary of £20,475 (+ £4,918 Channel Islands Living Allowance)
Industry-leading production training through the BBC Academy and our learning providers (may involve 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 apprenticeship qualification
Lots of experience to help you seek out new challenges and work opportunities within the BBC and wider industry.
Apprenticeship standard or frameworks

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Just 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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