BBC – Journalist Researcher Apprenticeship

BBC Scotland are currently recruiting a Journalist Researcher apprentice to join their team.

What will you be doing?


  • Work alongside BBC news and sports teams to develop your journalistic skills, creating and delivering quality content for TV, online, digital, and audio.
  • Get involved with all newsroom activities, such as sourcing and securing suitable guests or contributors, writing briefs for your team or shooting and editing films.
  • Find and create stories for diverse audiences, including coming up with ideas, carrying out in-depth research and assisting with interviews.
  • Learn from and work with experts in the field at the biggest broadcasting organisation in the world.
  • And you’ll study for your industry recognised NCTJ Diploma and your journalism apprenticeship, learning both on and off the job.


Where does the role lead to?


This scheme starts in September 2024 on a continuing contract. The apprenticeship will typically lead to a role as a Journalism Researcher at the BBC.



To be eligible for an apprenticeship, you must:


  • Be aged 18 or over when the apprenticeship starts in September 2024
  • Be legally allowed to work in the UK full time
  • Have Maths and English GCSEs at 9-4/A-C or National 5s (Scotland) at A-C or equivalent
  • Do not hold or currently working towards the NCTJ Diploma
  • Have been resident in either the UK or EEA since September 2021 (Not applicable for individuals under the statuses within EP350 such as Homes for Ukraine).
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