BBC Apprenticeship Scheme

BBC Apprenticeship Scheme

News April 9, 2014

BBC Radio Nottingham is launching recruitment for the BBC’s biggest ever apprenticeship scheme.

The new 15 month scheme will be run by the BBC Academy in partnership with the City of Wolverhampton College, and will culminate in a Level 3 apprenticeship in Journalism, certified by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).  It will offer 45 local apprenticeships in BBC local radio stations as well as in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as part of the corporation’s commitment to open up its employment and recruitment to people from the broadest possible range of backgrounds and communities.

Would-be Local Apprentices will be non-graduates who demonstrate that they are creative, news-aware, and are passionate and knowledgeable about their local area.

Successful candidates will start on 29th September when, after an initial 6-8 week training period, they will work as Apprentice Broadcast Assistants in 39 English local radio stations and 2 in Wales, or 4 Apprentice Content Assistants in radio stations each in Scotland and Northern Ireland (two in each). Once the apprentices have completed the scheme, they will be able to apply for jobs in these roles.

Applications for the scheme open this month (April) and interviews will be scheduled in July. You can register your interest in the Local Apprentice scheme by emailing LocalApprentice@bbc.co.uk.