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Radio Broadcast Assistant

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A radio broadcast assistant helps the producer and does the administration needed to plan and put on a radio programme. They work in both talk-based and music radio.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual salaries vary, depending on:

Salaries for broadcast assistants with the BBC are usually around £16,000 a year rising to around to £29,000 with experience (outside London). Starting salaries in local radio stations tend to be around £13,000 to £16,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Entry is very competitive and many jobs are short-term contracts.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
3073
2.3 %
RISE
2024
3143
  United Kingdom
2019
56453
3.4 %
RISE
2024
58367

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

BBC Scotland runs an apprenticeship scheme for people who are keen to get into a career in the media industry. The closing date for applications is usually sometime in April or May. The one-year apprenticeship is based in Glasgow and pays £14,250 a year. As well as learning on the job at BBC Scotland at Pacific Quay in various departments, you will study towards a Level 3 Diploma in Creative and Digital Media at a Glasgow college. Ideally applicants will have National 5 English and Maths, good IT skills and a keen interest in media. You must be at least 18 at the start date of the apprenticeship. Entry is very competitive as places are limited. The selection process includes an assessment day and tests in English and Maths. For any questions and updates by following @BBCGetin on Twitter. If you would like to find out more or check on application deadline dates visit BBC Scotland Apprenticeships.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Creative and Cultural Skills
Tel: 020 7015 1800
E-mail: info@ccskills.org.uk
Website: http://www.ccskills.org.uk/
Website (2): https://ccskills.org.uk/careers
Twitter: @CCskills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ccskills

Creative and Cultural Skills is the Sector Skills Council for advertising, crafts, cultural heritage, design, music, performing, literary and visual arts. Creative Choices is their career information website.

Radio Academy
E-mail: info@radioacademy.org
Website: http://www.radioacademy.org
Twitter: @radioacademy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/radioacademy/

Information on how to break into the world of radio.

ScreenSkills
E-mail: info@screenskills.com
Website: https://www.ScreenSkills.com
Twitter: @UKScreenSkills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UKScreenSkills

ScreenSkills (formerly Creative Skillset) works with the UK’s screen-based creative media industries to develop skills and talent from classroom to boardroom.

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