Getting a job in production

How to get work in programme-making

We don’t advertise many programme-making or programme-development roles in our vacancies section. This is because programmes often need to ‘crew-up’ very quickly and have a different recruitment process to cope with the pace of production.

The team responsible for this process is called the Production Talent Network. They have teams of Talent Managers across the UK in different genres to find the people we need to make our programmes.

How do I get the Production Talent Network to notice me?

The first step is to create a profile in the Careers Hub. Fill it with information about your skills and experience. Add any examples of your work to the portfolio section. And really sell yourself.

Our talent managers are constantly searching the database of profiles for people to work on future productions. If the right thing comes up, they’ll be in touch.

If you’ve got relevant experience, you can also get in touch with BBC talent managers directly via the Production Talent Network website.

What if I don’t have any experience yet?

Getting some relevant experience under your belt can be a real challenge. But it’s far from impossible. Competition is fierce, but if you’re prepared to work hard there are plenty of opportunities to be had.

Work experience will give you a good understanding of the industry and what you want to do in the future. It’ll also give you some great things to put on your CV.

We regularly offer work experience placements as well as trainee schemes and apprenticeships in many areas of the BBC.

College of Production

The BBC Academy website has some really good articles, videos podcasts on getting into production made by the College of Production. The best way to start a career in programme-making is something we get asked about a lot. And these articles give some of the best advice you can find anywhere. So check them out.

You can also get hints and tips from people already working at the BBC from our Careers YouTube channel