The BBC’s production apprenticeship programme is a UK-wide scheme and offers applicants 12 months of training and hands-on experience.
Apprentices work towards a Level 3 apprenticeship and can specialise in a specific area of production that matches their interests. Apprentices on this scheme work in TV, as well as radio or producing online and digital content. Areas of specialisation include editorial, craft skills, production management as well as broadcast engineering.
ITN’s apprenticeships offer training in every aspect of TV production and multi-platform content creation.
During the scheme apprentices will spend one day a week with skilled professionals to gain the relevant technical skills needed for a career in TV. ITN offers a media apprenticeship, making television programmes and adverts, as well as a technical support scheme that teaches how to use the cutting-edge technology involved in TV production.
Channel 4’s apprenticeships range from 14 to 24 months and cover a wide variety of departments, such as 4Creative and commissioning.
While working towards a qualification, appentices have the opportunity to dive into several creative projects, allowing them to gain in-depth knowledge of the development process.
ITV’s 12-month apprenticeship scheme will place applicants in one of its creative production departments, where industry professionals offer mentoring.
Applicants can be placed across England in ITV’s regional bases (London, Leeds, Manchester) and can work in studio production, marketing, technology, commissioning or news.
Viacom offers paid apprenticeships for young creatives looking to launch their media career. The scheme lasts for 15 months, with apprentices receiving their Junior Content Producer NVQ (Level 3) by the end.
Apprentices are supported by educational units and have the chance to work on a range of projects across MTV and Comedy Central.
Apply for the chance to join Sky’s award-winning news team and learn all the ins and outs of researching and reporting on stories from across the nation. Sky’s apprenticeship scheme provides trainees the chance to gain hands-on experience on a range of topics, such as crime, economics and social issues.
Apprentices will get to grips with multi-platform production, producing news for TV, mobile and online, as well as working closely with experienced reporters and producers.
UKTV, in partnership with WhiteHat offers apprenticeships across the business. Current UKTV apprentices work in Communications, HR, Commercial and Commissioning.
Open to all, the programme offers invaluable insight and first-hand experience working in TV. It runs for 18 months and apprentices complete various modules during that time and work towards a qualification in areas such as Business Administration, Leadership Management (ILM), Digital Marketing and lots more.
WhiteHat works closely with UKTV’s recruitment team to match suitable applicants with live vacancies at the company.