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

We are offering 5 exciting training opportunities on Doctor Who for motivated and ambitious 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 actively 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 challenging 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 and an ambition to pursue a career in Drama TV production.

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

You should be an 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.

Please note that this opportunity is not open to people in full time education.


The Placements

You will need to be fully available for 11 weeks from 29th April to 12th July.

You will know whether you have been selected for an interview by 5th April 2019 and if successful, will need to be available for interviews on the week of 8h April 2019.

If you are interested please send your CV (in PDF format) with your name and the role that you are interested in with a short paragraph about why you think you are the perfect candidate for this opportunity to [email protected] by Sunday 31st March 2019.


When you submit your CV to BBC Studios, we may hold your details on file should suitable opportunities become available If you submit an updated CV, we will ensure that your details are amended. We will only share your personal information with third parties for the purposes of processing your application, all of which are required to take appropriatesecurity measures to protect your personal information in line with our policies. If we decide to retain your CV on file, we will hold it for a period of up to 2 years on the basis that a further opportunity may arise in futureand we may wish to consider you for that, unless you inform us otherwise. Formore information on howBBC Studios will hold and process your personal information for the purposes of recruitment, please read our Candidate Privacy Notice. Should you have any questions about your privacy, please contact us at [email protected].”



Here is a brief description of the roles available.

Junior Graphic Designer:

The role requires a person who is organized and passionate with an artistic flair and must be proficient with graphic packages such as Photoshop and Illustrator and who can work to tight deadlines.  During the scheme there is also an opportunity for the candidate to learn and understand some of the art department processes to include sourcing props, understanding a plan and set dressing when necessary for filming.



The role requires a person who is enthusiastic and hardworking with a willingness to learn and workwithin 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 someone with a keen interest in carpentry who is hardworking, ambitious and is eager to develop new skills. You will need to have experience of working as a Carpenter – a carpentry qualification would be beneficial.  You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with fellow crew.


Floor Runner:

The role requires a person who is enthusiastic, passionate and hard-working.  Previous experience is not essential but a willingness to learn and a resolve to work hard is a must.  A sense of humour us vital, as is the ability to interact with fellow cast and crew. During the scheme the candidate will learn and understand set etiquette, provide hospitality for cast and crew, support the AD team on the floor and assist the production with a large variety of requests.


TV Electrician:

This is a rare opportunity for a qualified electrician (apprenticeship – AM2/relevant qualification, 17th Edition and IEE wiring regulations, Inspection and Testing, City & Guilds parts 2 and 3, City and Guilds 2356 Electrotechnical Services NVQ (or equivalent) to receive additional concise training in all aspects of television electrical and lighting practices.

The successful candidate will be hardworking, ambitious and eager to develop new skills. You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with fellow crew.

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