I’m sometimes asked about routes into television and have to answer that the career structure can be a bit random. However courtesy of South West Screen whose newsletter often contains a lot of useful information I can tell you that the BBC have just announced this scheme:
BBC Vision Intake Pool
The BBC is always on the look out for talented people who can help us produce great material that entertains, educates and informs. BBC’s Vision Productions, which produces shows such as Coast, Spring Watch, Question of Sport, The One Show, Top Gear and Blue Peter runs the Vision Intake Pool as an entry route into the BBC.
Starting at the end of March and running for one year, it provides a great introduction to the media industry offering roles as Runners or Production Management Assistants in one of the industry’s most creative and respected media production teams.
It’s not a training scheme and although it doesn’t guarantee a job, you’ll become part of a pool of people who can be called on to fulfil a range of short-term contracts.
Previous television experience is not necessary and we welcome applications from people with a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds.
For those currently in education, entry into the pool can be deferred until after graduation.
Applications to be received by 31 January.
For more information and details on the roles available visit bbc.co.uk/jobs/vip
Call 0370 333 1330
Textphone 02890 328 478