BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme applications close this weekend

By James Cridland for
Posted 21 January 2015, 4.14am est


Applications for this year's BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme close at midnight next Monday (26 January).

The BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme offers vocational journalists the opportunity to immerse themselves in BBC journalism for a year of high quality training and work experience.

Previous graduates of this scheme include past and present BBC Director Generals Mark Thompson and Tony Hall, news presenter Huw Edwards, Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine and The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant.

Successful applicants need to be able to demonstrate creativity, resilience in a high-pressure environment and a thorough understanding of the role of the BBC's journalism.

On offer is an eleven month fixed term contract paying £20k per annum (outside London) or £24k (including London weighting). The BBC also covers some travel and accommodation expenses. The website says that their aim is to ensure that graduates are in a strong position to apply for broadcast journalism jobs across the BBC once the traineeship ends. They also offer coaching and support on how to apply for jobs within the BBC.

You can discover more information, and apply, on the BBC JTS website.

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James Cridland — James runs, and is a radio futurologist: a consultant, writer and public speaker who concentrates on the effect that new platforms and technology are having on the radio business. He also publishes a free daily newsletter about podcasting, Podnews, and a weekly radio trends newsletter.

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