Creative and Digital Media

BBC Scotland

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Job Description

The BBC Scotland Apprenticeship scheme is a fantastic opportunity to kick-start your career in the media industry. 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 apprenticeship scheme.

Throughout the 12 month scheme, you will get the opportunity to work in areas which may include Radio Music/General Programmes, News and Current Affairs, Online, Knowledge and Learning teams including Bitesize, The Social, Factual TV (which covers Science, Art and Documentaries), Sport, Children’s and Post Production areas. During placements you will have the chance to work across 2 areas of production:  

Creative – working towards an editorial role as a Runner / Junior Researcher / Radio Content Assistant: creating content, pitching programme ideas, researching and contacting contributors / stories / locations.

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

Entry Requirements

Subjects at National 5 including English and Maths. Knowledge of BBC content and programmes on all media, with an interest in the BBC and the wider media industry.


Following an initial training period, you will then start your range of placements, with training at college and with BBC Academy.

Along with your scheme manager, you will have a placement manager who will be responsible for your learning objectives and progress. You will be assessed on these objectives during the course of your placements.

Qualifications Achieved

Diploma in Creative & Digital Media (SCQF Level 7)