Production Apprenticeship Fast Track Scotland

Glasgow, Glasgow City
14 Apr 2021
07 May 2021
Creative / Design
Role Type
Start Date

Start date: January 2022

Scheme duration: 18 months

Location: Glasgow

Typical roles following the scheme:

  • Editorial: Runner, Junior Researcher
  • Technical: Assistant Post Production Operator, Camera Operator, Audio Assistant, Technical Operator
  • Production Management: Production Management assistant

What to expect on your apprenticeship

On this scheme you will get 18 months mix of study- with a SCQF 7 apprenticeship qualification- and learning on the job. You will be based in Glasgow, however there may be opportunities throughout the apprenticeship to visit other BBC Scotland sites.

This year, the Scotland apprenticeship scheme is offering three different pathways. Based on your interests and skills, you will have the opportunity to apply for a pathway which interests you the most.

You could be focussing on developing ideas and stories (editorial), mastering how to use technical kit (craft skills) or learning how to schedule and set up filming, editing and running a production office (production management).

We also welcome Gaelic speakers, so if this applies to you, you can include this in your application!

Select your area of interest below to learn more:

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Technical Production

Editorial and Production Management

What we look for

  • We are not looking at qualifications - there is no academic entry requirement. We are focused on you having a passion and curiosity, whether that be for TV, Radio, Online/Digital and be motivated to learn the production process from start to finish.
  • In your application, we want to hear about your hobbies, personal interests, skills or even work experience you may have, which has inspired you to take this next step!
  • Do as much research as possible about our roles and the programmes we make. There is lots of resources out there to find out more about what we do.
  • Be a great team player – On this scheme, you will be working on real programmes with our production teams, learning and gaining experience every day. Working in a professional environment you may be faced with some challenges along the way!
  • Be flexible and adaptable due to the pace of work, learning and production demands – working at the BBC isn’t always a Monday to Friday, 9 to 5 job.
  • Remember, if you are a Gaelic speaker too, let us know in your application!

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

This scheme is aimed at non-graduates. If you already have a degree we would encourage you to search our other vacancies for entry level roles:

What are we offering?

  • A starting salary of £14400 per year (pro-rated), followed by an annual increase.
  • 25 days holiday a year. As well as national bank holidays, you’ll also get an extra day-off between Christmas and New Year
  • Industry training delivered by the BBC Academy from specialists and senior BBC and freelance production and technical staff.
  • Diploma in Creative and Digital Media at SCQF level 7 delivered by an experienced and established training provider.

Application process

You will complete a short application form which will ask you why you want to be on the Production Apprenticeship scheme.

After the closing date, your application will be reviewed and if it demonstrates your passion for joining the scheme, you will be invited to complete the next stage. At this stage we will ask you to answer multiple questions which are more specific to the scheme and the pathway which you have expressed an interest in. This will help us get to know you better.

If you are invited to the next stage, you will be asked to attend an Assessment Day.


We are a diversity champion and we promote a good working environment for all existing and potential staff ensuring equal treatment for all of our employees. We have formed a partnership with VERCIDA, the UK's largest diversity and inclusion focused careers site. All of our vacancies are also listed on VERCIDA.