Scotland and Gaelic Production Apprenticeships

Applications for this scheme are currently closed.

Scheme Overview

Are you a brilliant planner/ organiser and want to use those skills behind the scenes at the BBC?


Are you full of ideas for the TV, Radio or Online?

If your answer to either of these is yes, then we want to hear from you!

Our Scotland Production Apprentice Scheme could be the first step you make towards your career in media. We are also looking for a Gaelic speaker to join us on our Production scheme too!

During the 12 month scheme you will get hands on training in exciting production areas whilst studying towards a Level 3 in Creative and Digital Media, which is delivered by Glasgow Kelvin College.

If you are successful, you will have the chance to work across two areas of production

Production Management:  For those who have great organisation and planning skills and want to support teams to ensure the smooth and efficient running of exciting programmes and shows. You could be working towards a Production Management Assistant role which includes planning, organising programme logistics, health & safety,

Editorial:  You will be working towards a role as a Runner, Junior Researcher or Radio Content Assistant. You will be creating content, helping to develop programme ideas, researching stories or locations and contacting contributors.


You will be based in Glasgow but on occasion you may be required to travel for specific training. There may be opportunities during your placement to work in some of our other BBC sites in Scotland.

We also have an opportunity for a fluent Gaelic speaker. Apply here.

Start Date

September 2020

Who are You?

If this sounds like the scheme for you, this is what we’re looking for…

You will:

  • have a passion for content, whether that be TV, Radio and Online and be motivated to learn the production process from start to finish
  • love working with other people and be able to demonstrate that you are a great team player.
  • have brilliant organisation skills and be able to provide examples of this on your application form
  • Be full of ideas and can think outside the box. You will be able to demonstrate your creative flair throughout the application.
  • Be interested in the shows and programmes created in BBC Scotland.
  • Be able to balance your time between your busy work placements as well as your college study and additional training.
  • Ideally have National 5’s (or equivalent) including Maths and English but this is not essential.
  • Not be planning to do this scheme as a gap year programme

This scheme is aimed at non graduates. If you already have a media or production degree or equivalent qualification then we would encourage you to search our other vacancies for entry level roles in Scotland: 

If you have had continuous paid production work in the media industry, or at the BBC, we would encourage you to search for other roles in BBC Scotland that are more relevant to your level of experience.

We do not ask for a CV at this stage, but if you are lucky enough to make it through to our video assessment stage, please be prepared to upload this to your careers hub profile.

For the Gaelic Apprenticeship, you must be able to fluently write and speak in Gaelic. On your application form, where the questions are written in Gaelic, answers must be written in Gaelic. Where the questions are in English, please write your answer in English.

What Are We Offering?

  • A 12 month fixed term contract with an salary of £14,250 per year
  • Additional training delivered by the BBC Academy from specialists and senior BBC and freelance production staff.
  • Level 3 qualification in Creative & Digital Media delivered by Glasgow Kelvin College.
  • A BBC Mentor who offers support and advice, alongside your manager, for the duration of your apprenticeship
  • A former production apprentice will also be your ‘buddy’ so that you always feel there is someone there to ask those additional questions
  • Opportunities to apply to work on special events happening in BBC Scotland, like Hogmanay Live and Children in Need

Where could this take you?

This scheme will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to apply for entry level roles in a production environment or work as a freelancer.

Previous apprentices have gone on to secure some of the following roles:

  • Junior Researcher
  • Production Management Assistant
  • Runner
  • Content Assistant   

 The Application Process

You will complete an application form which will ask you why you want to be on the Production Apprenticeship scheme. This application will also include a series of questions where we would like to know how you would behave in certain work situations at the BBC.

After the closing date, your application will be reviewed and if we like what we see you will be invited to complete the next stage. This stage is a video interview, where we will ask you to answer multiple questions which are relevant to the scheme. This will help us get to know you better as you will submit a video response. 

The successful candidates at the video interview stage will be invited to an assessment centre which takes place in Glasgow. The scheme will begin in September 2020.

Due to health and safety considerations, we cannot accept applications from individuals under the age of 18 at the time of the apprenticeship. There is no upper age limit.


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