BBC Studios has launched the application process for its new Assistant Producer Accelerator Programme.

The programme offers fourteen one-year contracts to Researchers who want the opportunity to supercharge their careers and become Assistant Producers.

Successful candidates will receive bespoke training and mentoring as well as a job placement in the genre in which they excel, or in which they have a demonstrable interest. 

Applicants from underrepresented groups including those with a disability, those from ethnic minorities, lower income groups, LGBTQ+ community and different backgrounds are being encouraged to apply.

Placements are offered across all BBC Studios Production bases around the UK: Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, London and Salford. The roles will cover all the organisation’s key genres – Documentaries, Entertainment, Factual Entertainment, National History Unit and Science.

Ralph Lee, BBC Studios’ Director of Content, says: “BBC Studios Production is committed to developing and supporting stand-out talent and the Accelerator Programme will be looking for applicants with a huge range of lived experience from all backgrounds across the UK who will ultimately enrich our output. By offering unique training and job security for a twelve-month period in one of the industry’s most prolific content makers, we’re incredibly excited to help find and nurture the next generation of production talent.”

The application process will be open for seven weeks with an outreach programme and several open house briefings. These will take the form of ‘Open Day’ Zoom sessions and one-on-ones, where people interested in applying can ask any questions about applying for the contracts.

More information about how to apply for an ‘Open Day’ Zoom sessions and the one-on-ones can be found on the BBC Careers website which also includes the application form:

The closing date for the Assistant Producer Accelerator Programme is 31st January.

Jon Creamer

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