BBC Studios' hugely successful Assistant Producer Accelerator Programme is back for its third year!

BBC Studios' hugely successful Assistant Producer Accelerator Programme is back for its third year!


  1. Are you a creative Researcher who is passionate about TV and online content?
  2. Do you watch every new show and know what’s trending?
  3. Are you ready to supercharge your career with a year’s contract and the most amazing training?

BBC Studios will be offering 11 x 12 month Assistant Producer contracts to experienced Researchers with potential to supercharge their careers. Training will be accelerated by providing best in class training with industry experts to ensure you gain the knowledge, and skills required to work in your chosen genre as Assistant Producers.

Join BBC Studios and become an Assistant Producer

The Assistant Producer Accelerator Programme is a paid 12 month fixed term contract with training offered by BBC Studios Production with a salary of £32000 + London Weighting (If applicable).

The programme is designed to take 11 skilled Researchers from across the industry, and will be a 12 month funded training programme within BBC Studios Production. The programme consists of a combination of bespoke training alongside practical on the job experience embedded within a genre for the year. Throughout the scheme there will be three training events per month, including workshops and masterclasses by industry leaders. By the end of the programme, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to continue your career as an experienced Assistant Producer.

We are really proud to share that we are a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and so if you require any workplace adjustments in order to apply please do contact us with the job reference in the subject. 

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

For full details about the programme, and to sign up for our talent community, click here:

To apply for this vacancy:


We are looking for placements in the following genres and locations:


  1. Documentaries - Cardiff
  2. Documentaries - London
  3. Entertainment - London
  4. Factual Entertainment - Bristol
  5. Factual Entertainment - Glasgow
  6. Factual Entertainment - Salford
  7. Natural History Unit - Bristol (x2)
  8. Podcasts - London
  9. Science - Glasgow
  10. Science - London

Please note: Applicants may only apply for one genre in one location. If you apply for more than one opportunity, your application will be discarded.

We would love to hear from you if:

You have at least three broadcast or online Researcher credits.

You have no previous Assistant Producer broadcast credits for any TV programme (you may apply if you have AP or Producer credits for online or audio ONLY content).

You will be able to demonstrate a passion for storytelling.

Ability to develop creative ideas, which engage diverse audiences in a demanding creative environment.

You do not need to have specific genre experience in the genre(s) you apply to, but you will need to be able to demonstrate proven knowledge and experience of the genre you are applying for. This can be relevant paid employment, academic qualifications or significant other experience.

The BBC has a comprehensive Access Service that provides assistance to disabled candidates and employees seeking reasonable adjustments at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.

You can find more information on this support and how at request reasonable adjustments on our website here: 

The definition of broadcast credits:


  1. Your work must be paid professional work to count towards the credits. 
  2. Researcher credits in paid TV development do count as a credit – this doesn’t always mean your name is on the end credits of a production – but the role must be on your CV and a paid role
  3. if you have worked in News, Radio, Podcasts or Digital at a level higher than researcher we may consider you - contact us separately – please email sarah.wood

Please Note: University credits/Voluntary work/Work experience does not count

To book on to one of our Webinar sessions:

Session 1: Tuesday 16th May – 7pm to 8pm

Session 2: Sat 20th May – 1pm to 2pm

Session 3: Monday 22nd May – 5pm to 6pm

Session 4 Thursday 25th May – 9am to 10am

Session 5: Wednesday 31st May – 12:30 pm to 1:30pm

Session 6: Sunday 4th June – 11am to 12pm

Session 7: Tuesday 6th June – 1pm to 2pm

Session 8: Thursday 8th June - 7pm to 8pm