Soon, Eurodesk UK will be offering the opportunity to apply for a programme called the BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme. The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) is hosting a 10-month journalism training scheme that is available in the BBC’s centers in England, Scotland, and Wales. This programme is looking for people ages 18 and up, who are either graduates or who have skills and knowledge in journalism from prior experience. Having a creative mind and being curious about the world are vital characteristics for this programme, along with a fascination for news and current events. Be prepared to be able to show journalistic skills through prior work experience such as blog posts, vlog posts, or other work at a newspaper or radio show when applying. Also, candidates should be able to understand different audiences and how to reach them, including audiences that might not usually engage with news.

This programme is a great opportunity for young people looking to further their interests and careers in journalism and media. Selected applicants will receive top-notch training by specialists and BBC journalists, and get a chance to work with these experts within BBC News and Current Affairs across different media platforms. Not only does the BBC Scheme allow you to refine your journalism skills, but it provides a 10-month contract with a £25,776 salary per year in London, or a £21,216 salary per year in the other placements. Plus, travel and some food expense are covered during the training periods.

Since the programme is reoccurring, the programme’s next registration deadline will be announced soon for next year. In order to apply once the applications are available, all you have to do is fill out one application for your preferred placement (one application will enter you for all BBC locations, though). The application allows candidates to explain their ideas for a news story and how they think the BBC could better reach their audiences. If successful, the next step is a video interview, and if you are again successful, the final step is being invited to an assessment centre. For more information on the programme or how to apply, please visit the Eurodesk UK website.