The Production Trainee
Scheme is the BBC’s fast track traineeship. To gain a place you must
join the PTP first, and then demonstrate great personal drive and creative potential.
If you gain a place on the Production Trainee Scheme you will be given a 12 month contract, and during that time we’ll train and develop you intensively for a career in the media. You will be sent on three different work placements across the UK, in Radio and Television. You’ll be mentored by a senior BBC Manager, and by the end of the scheme you’ll have the skills to turn creative ideas into brilliant programmes.
Past placements have included Eastenders; Dr Who; Radio 1 Big Weekend; CBBC; Radio Scotland; The One Show; Woman’s Hour; The Chris Evans Show; Radio 4 Documentaries; The Culture Show; Crimewatch; Coast; Dragons’ Den – to name but a few.
Unlike the PTP, where you can choose to work at a specific location, if you gain a place on the Production Trainee Scheme, you must be able to work flexibly. You will be required to move productions every few months, and spend at least two of your work placements in a BBC production centre outside London in Cardiff, Bristol, Belfast, Glasgow or Salford.
The PTS is highly competitive, you will often be required to work unsocial hours and must be willing to learn fast and work hard.
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