Applications for the BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme 2019 are open

Are you a creative storyteller who is curious about the world around you? Are you fascinated by news and current affairs? Do you love meeting people and sharing people’s stories? Maybe you are a non-graduate or school leaver with a genuine interest in journalism? If you have less experience then the Digital Journalism Apprenticeship scheme may be a better fit for you.

During this 10 month scheme, you will undertake training while working alongside news teams in online and digital, radio and TV news. These placements will offer you hands-on experience involving researching, writing and broadcasting news.

If you are interested in applying for any of these placements you will have the opportunity to state a preference on the application form.


The Journalism Trainee Scheme has placements in the following locations this year: London, Salford, Glasgow, and Wales

You will have the opportunity to state your preference on the application form.


To be eligible if you are a curious and creative writer who will enjoy meeting people and sharing their stories. You already have the ability to show journalistic skills through previous experience or work that you are doing such as blogging/vlogging, working at a local newspaper or radio. You have an understanding of audiences and how to reach them, including people who might not normally consume news; you are a graduate or already have some solid skills and knowledge in journalism from previous experience. You will be 18 or over by the time the scheme starts in the autumn


The program will offer a 10-month contract paying £21,216 per year (pro rata). If you are based in London, the salary is £25,776 per year (pro rata). They will cover travel and accommodation expenses during training periods. First-rate training led by the BBC throughout the scheme by specialists and senior BBC journalists. You will get a mentor to support and guide you during your training. You will get the chance to work on placements within BBC News and Current Affairs across radio, television, digital and online.

The deadlines are 6th February for England and  7th February 2019 for Scotland. The program will start on September 2019

For more information, Visit the BBC Trainee scheme

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