Fancy a job at BBC Scotland? Now’s the moment to apply

Pacific Quay in Glasgow and journalists who learned their trade at the Lennox Herald and Dumbarton Reporter – Sam Poling, Pauline McLean and Kamal Ahmed.

March 9, 2018 – Lots of young people want a career in the media. It’s not an impossible dream to be up there with the best of them on BBC Scotland.

Helensburgh woman Samantha Poling, who cut her reporting teeth on the Lennox Herald in Dumbarton, is now a key member of the investigative team for Panorama based at Pacific Quay in Glasgow.

Arts and Culture correspondent is Pauline McLean from Dumbuck Crescent in Dumbarton who started out in local journalism before going off to join the Beeb.

And former Lennox Herald reporter Kamal Ahmed is now one of the Corporation’s leading journalists, appearing regularly on the six o’clock news as the BBC’s business editor.

There are jobs coming up on the BBC and they would like to hear from you.

  • Are you passionate about the media?
  • Are you enthusiastic, creative, hardworking and eager to get started in the exciting career you’ve always wanted?

A BBC spokesperson said this week: “If you have a passion for producing brilliant content, keen to learn the production management process and motivated to have a career in the media, then there’s no better place to start turning that dream into a reality than through gaining a place on the BBC Scotland Production apprenticeship scheme.”

She added: “The apprentices will mainly be based in Glasgow while working across various departments throughout the year. They will work with BBC production teams to create and plan TV, Radio and Online content for output and programmes. In combination with the hands-on, learning on the job, they will also study towards a Level 3 in Creative and Digital Media, which is delivered by a Glasgow college provider. Balancing their time and flexibility will be an essential skill, as they will be expected to study and attend college at scheduled points throughout the year.”

During the 12-month scheme, whether they are on the Scotland Production or Gaelic Apprentice scheme, they will have the chance to work across two areas of production:

Creative: Working towards an editorial role as a Runner, Junior Researcher or Radio Content Assistant, they will be creating content, pitching programme ideas, researching stories or locations and contacting contributors.

Production Management:  For those who have great organisation and planning skills and passionate about bringing together a production. They could be working towards a Production Management Assistant role which includes planning, organising programme logistics, health and safety, copyright.

What’s on offer? A 12 month fixed-term contract paying £14,250 per year. Training fees and all travel and accommodation expenses (when required) for training is covered.

  • Level 3 qualification in Creative & Digital Media delivered by a Glasgow college provider.
  • The chance to work on a wide variety of programmes across TV, radio and online production for all output and programmes.
  • Gold-standard industry training delivered by the BBC Academy from specialists and senior BBC and freelance production staff as well as training delivered by the college.

Don’t worry about having experience; it is you as a person that we are interested in. Although if you have, or are working towards a vocational based qualification (e.g. SVQ in Digital Media) you may not be eligible.

We want to hear about your interest in producing and creating brilliant, diverse content and/or your enthusiasm to understand what the creative and technical teams need for the production process to happen.

How to Apply

Applications are open now. To apply, you will have to complete an online application form. During your application, we will ask you why you want to join the scheme, your resilience to challenges and you will have the chance to share your creativity. This will be followed by a series of questions where we would like to know how you would behave in certain work situations as a production team member at the BBC.   After the closing date on the 4th April 2018, your application will be reviewed and we will be in touch to inform you if you have progressed to the next stage

For any questions and updates about the BBC’s Production schemes follow @BBCGetin / #bbcgetin on Twitter & Instagram.


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