Scottish Broadcast Training Programme
Following the success of their own programmes in 2022, BBC Studioworks and QTV have joined forces, along with NFTS Scotland to launch a brand new Broadcast Traineeship for 23-24. 6 entrants from the TV industry will join them for a 12-month paid programme which will train them to be multi-skilled in technical roles across both multi-camera studio and outside broadcast. The programme will run annually with the aim of further developing the Scottish workforce to support the expansion of Scotland’s TV entertainment and sports sector.
The programme begins with a three-week intensive Multi-Camera training course with one week in Glasgow then two weeks in the National Film & Television School’s state-of-the-art 4K TV studio in Beaconsfield. The costs of travel to and accommodation in Beaconsfield as well as a daily expense allowance for the fortnight will be covered. From there, the cohort of six will split into two groups to be based at BBC Studioworks and QTV. The trainees will have the opportunity to experience higher-end studio productions with BBC Studioworks at their brand new facilities in Kelvin Hall and elsewhere as well as the spectrum of live sports, music and corporate operations at QTV based out of their new state of the art facilities in Baillieston.
The programme benefits from further opportunities for trainees to gain a breadth of experience through pre-agreed work-experiences on major events such as SPFL and Scottish Rugby OBs, and the Royal Highland Show. Additionally, real-time experience at BBC Scotland, EastEnders and River City will deepen the trainees’ understanding of both studio and outside broadcast.
Each trainee will be supported through ongoing mentoring with the goal that they will be ready to work independently as a freelancer by the end of the programme. An NFTS Scotland Training Manager will oversee the trainees’ experience and coordinate work placements.
Following the 3-week course with NFTS (7th – 25 August), the traineeship will run from 28th September 2023 to September 2024 and will be full time with a salary at the Scottish Living Wage, on a fixed term contract (37.5 hours a week).
We are seeking candidates who already have some experience in the screen industries or who have transferable skills from other compatible sectors. The beginning of the traineeship offers a generalist outlook of technical roles across multi-camera studio and outside broadcast. Across the year trainees will have the opportunity to hone their skills in specialist disciplines.
- Covered Disciplines
- Vision Engineering
- Multi-camera Operating
- Audio Engineering
- Vision Mixing OB & Studio
In order to be eligible for the programme, you must be resident in Scotland.
Apply by 11:59 pm on 25th June
We expect that the interviews will take place on 3rd and 6th July.