BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme is now open for applications.
The scheme offers a years long paid training at the BBC across TV, radio and online journalism.
The award-winning scheme attracts
around 3,000 applicants each year. It provides a thorough grounding in journalism thanks to training and work placements across the BBC’s regional and national centres.
This year, potential applicants have until 8th October to complete the online entry form. If they pass the subsequent online aptitude test and are shortlisted, they are invited to the BBC for
a rigorous interview and assessment day in December. The scheme commences in March 2013.
“It’s all part our vision to make the BBC more accessible for people who haven’t previously thought it was for them” Claire Prosser, JTS manager
Applications are welcome from a wide variety of people.
Those not currently working in journalism are encouraged to apply if they
write well and know how to find a story, and personal qualities such as talent, potential and determination are considered more important than academic background.
Although not guaranteed a job afterwards, trainees will be ready by the end of the course to apply for broadcast journalism vacancies in radio, TV or online. More than 90% of former trainees remain working within the BBC, with JTS alumni currently working everywhere from Newsnight to the World Service.
For more on the JTS, see the newly launched website or follow @BBCJTS on Twitter.
For full details http://bbc.in/OV6esT
Application details on http://bbc.in/RWM1DV