The BBC are on the look-out for talented people to join their Scotland Production Apprenticeship and, for those with a particular interest in news, the Journalism Training Scheme.
These development opportunities offer first-class training in the media and give people the chance to earn while they learn.
Production apprentices, who are aged 18 or over, spend a year working in a variety of BBC Scotland departments across the country and combine this with time at college in Glasgow. They could be creating content, researching stories and locations or contacting contributors. At other times they might be planning, checking copyright and organising programme logistics.
The journalism trainees, also for those aged 18 and over, will have a passion for storytelling and will be trained both on the job and by the BBC Academy to bring stories to life for our audiences on TV, radio, online and social media. We have places in our newsrooms for English and Gaelic speakers, and there are opportunities, too, in sports news.
BBC Scotland recognises that applying for these roles can be daunting and that many people might be put off by the process. To help people along the way, we are hosting an information evening about these vacancies at our headquarters in Glasgow’s Pacific Quay on Wednesday 21st March, from 6pm.
At this information evening there will be current trainees and apprentices, plus those who have passed through the schemes in previous years. There will also be staff there to talk about their jobs at BBC Scotland and to give advice about the application process.
Interested pupils should visit the webpage which has details of the information event (please note the closing date for registering for this:14/03/18):
Pupils can also come along to the BBC Apprentice presentation by giving their name to Mr McCarthy.