Wales Digital Journalism Apprenticeship

  • Level 3 (Advanced)
  • Cardiff
  • Applications have closed.


What will I do as part of the scheme?

You will work alongside BBC output teams on work placements and assist them with delivering quality content for BBC output, whether that is for online and digital, radio or television. Meanwhile, you will be working towards a Level 3 Diploma in Journalism. Balancing your time between learning on the job and in a classroom environment will be essential.

Your work placements could be based at a number of BBC locations and departments in Wales. You will be able to state your preference on your application form. We cannot guarantee that you will be placed in your preferred location but will take your interest into account.

When applying you need to be flexible about where you live, as well as your working hours. Working at the BBC is not a Monday to Friday nine-to-five job.

Who are you?

  • You should be creative, curious and resilient.
  • You must love all things digital and be able to show you are already using social media to tell stories.
  • You must have a passion for writing.
  • You must be interested in what is going on in the world

This is a scheme aimed at non-graduates. But you need to have at least 5 GCSEs with Maths and English at a C or above (or equivalent) or Grades 9 to 4.

We also welcome those who are doing a completely different job – and want to make a career change to become a journalist.

If you are switched on, creative, and you can bring us your experiences of living in the UK today, then we want to hear from you.

Are you a graduate with ambitions to start a career in Journalism or an individual who can demonstrate their journalistic potential through existing experience, then our Journalism Trainee Scheme may be a better fit for you.

We want to hear from people from all backgrounds and all walks of life with a real passion and determination to train as a BBC journalist. If you want to get first class training with the biggest broadcasting organisation in the world, then the BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme is for you.

What are we offering?

  • An apprenticeship to train to be a journalist with the BBC – with a diploma in journalism accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) at the end of it.
  • You will learn how to create great content for BBC output across TV, radio, digital, online and social media.
  • You will train and work alongside top journalists and producers across different parts of BBC Cymru Wales.
  • You will get to tell stories which appeal to a whole range of people who might not normally consume BBC content.
  • You will have the opportunity to apply for roles at the end of the scheme. The nature of the broadcast industry is that people often work on 3, 6 or 12-month contracts and your training will provide you the skills to apply for a Broadcast Assistant position.

Application Process

You will complete an application form.  This consists of questions that will allow you to tell us why you want to be a journalist, about your passion for writing and how you can help us to reach our audiences. We also want your ideas for a news story. This application will also include a series of questions where we would like to know how you would behave in certain work situations as a journalist at the BBC.

  • After the closing date on 20th February 2019, your application will be reviewed and if we like what we see you will be invited to complete the next stage. This stage is a video interview, where we will ask you to answer multiple questions which are relevant to the scheme. This will help us get to know you better as you will submit a video response.
  • The successful candidates at the video interview stage will be invited to an assessment centre which takes place in Cardiff in July. The scheme will begin in September 2019.
  • Due to health and safety considerations, we cannot accept applications from individuals under the age of 18 at the time of the apprenticeship. There is no upper age limit
  • For any questions and updates about the BBC’s Journalism schemes follow @BBCGetin / #bbcgetin on Twitter & Instagram.


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