The BBC is offering training opportunities for people who are interested in getting into TV drama work. 

Please see below for the details as supplied by the BBC:



Are you passionate about great TV drama? Do you have an enthusiasm to work in TV drama production but don’t know where to start?


We are offering 7 exciting training opportunities for motivated and enthusiastic newcomers who are passionate about Drama.


This is a paid opportunity and is open for applications from people of all backgrounds.


We are seeking to address the under-representation of diverse talent within BBC Drama so we would like to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds such as BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic,) Disability and lower Socio Economic backgrounds to apply


What you will learn


Gain ‘hands on’ practical experience within a fast paced, vibrant and stimulating production environment

Gain a real understanding of how a TV programme is created.

Gain TV production skills which will hopefully allow you to develop a career in the television industry. 


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate should have a passion for Drama and an enthusiasm to pursue a career in Drama TV production.


You should have a strong work ethic, and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment


You are enthusiastic and a collaborative team player


If you also have excellent communication skills, a naturally curious mind and a commitment to develop and learn, this scheme could be just for you.


If you are interested please send your CV and a short paragraph about why you are interested in this opportunity to by 9am Wednesday 6thJune 2018.

Please note that other formats are available – please contact should you require this assistance

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This is a brief description of the roles available.



The role requires a person who is enthusiastic and hardworking with a willingness to learn and work within a team whilst answering to the Costume Supervisor and Designer.  During the scheme the candidate will learn and understand some of the production processes to include maintaining, altering and cleaning costumes, dressing actors, script breakdown, continuity, production scheduling, set etiquette. 



The role requires a person who is enthusiastic, hardworking, organized and has a passion for creative writing and storytelling. During the scheme the candidate will learn and understand some of the editorial processes to include reading, proofing & formatting scripts along with the writing of script reports and breakdowns and the researching involved.



The role requires a person who is willing and dedicated, with a keen interest in audio production whilst displaying an eagerness to learn, the passion to do well and the resolve to work hard. Previous experience is not essential but a little technical knowledge would be beneficial. A sense of humour is vital, as is the ability to interact with fellow cast and crew. This opportunity of getting a foot in the television-sound door is open to anybody. 



The role requires a person who is organized and passionate with an artistic flair.  During the scheme the candidate will learn and understand some of the art department processes to include sourcing props, understanding a plan and set dressing when necessary for filming.


Make Up:

The role requires a person who is passionate about hair and make-up.  Although an understanding of hair and make-up processes would be required, during the scheme the candidate will learn and understand some make-up processes which could include dressing, setting wigs, script breakdowns and the setting up of work stations.



The role requires a person who has a passion for cameras.  Although an understanding of cameras would be required, during the scheme the candidate will learn and understand the camera department whilst assisting with cable handling, lenses and setting up monitors.



The role requires a person who is a hardworking and positive person; who has an interest in the creative side of location filming.  During the scheme the candidate will learn and understand all of the duties involved with supporting the location team with the possibility of scouting and finding the best locations.  A driving license is essential.


Production Runner:

The role requires a person who is enthusiastic, hard-working and highly organised.  While you will be based in the production office assisting the production coordinating team, you should be curious about all aspects of production.  Previous experience is not essential but a willingness to learn and help out with even the littlest tasks like making tea and running errands is a must.  During the scheme the candidate will learn and understand the general office admin, collect and transport rushes and assist the production with a large variety of requests.

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