BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme (Fully Funded + £25,360 per annum) | Diplomacy Opportunities

BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme

During this 11-month scheme, you will undertake training with the BBC Academy while working alongside news teams in placements with Online, Digital, Radio or TV News. These placements will offer you hands-on experience involving researching, writing and broadcasting news.

If you are interested in applying for any of these placements you will have the opportunity to state a preference on the application form. Please note that applying for a specialist placement does not invalidate your application for the trainee scheme as a whole.

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What’s on offer?

  • An 11-month contract paying £20,800 per annum. If you are based in London, the salary is £25,360 per annum.
  • We also cover travel and accommodation expenses during training periods.
  • First-rate training led by the BBC Academy throughout the scheme by specialists and senior BBC journalists.
  • A mentor to support and guide you during your training.
  • The chance to work on placements within BBC News and Current Affairs across radio, television, digital and online.

How to Apply

You will be required to complete an application form. The form consists of questions that will allow you to tell us about your experience, how you can help us to better reach our audiences and your ideas for a story. This is followed by a series of questions, which will give us an insight into how you would behave in certain work scenarios as a journalist at the BBC. 

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After the closing date on the 4th April 2018, your application will be reviewed and we will be in touch by the end of April to inform you if you have progressed to the next stage. This stage is a video interview and you will be asked to answer one or a few questions. This will help us get to know you better as you will need to submit a video response.  

The successful candidates at the video interview stage will be invited to an assessment centre day which takes place in June or July. The scheme will begin in September 2018. When applying you need to be flexible about where you live, as well as your working hours. Working at the BBC is not a Monday to Friday nine-to-five job.

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Read more on the BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme website