I graduated from Lincoln in 2010. In 2011 I was lucky enough to get onto the Vision Intake Pool scheme at the BBC (now known as the Production Talent Pool [Ed])
The scheme is coming up again and is open for applications on the 6th February 2012. It’s also a little different this year with three categories to choose from, rather than two, these being: Runner, Production Management Assistant (TV) and Production Management Assistant (Radio).
It’s a tough process and there is no guarantee of a job if people get into the pool, but it’s a great opportunity for anyone who wants their first break in TV. I’ve been lucky enough to get seven months work out of it so far working on two different shows and hoping to get something else very soon.
The process to apply looks similar to what I went through. It’s an initial application, then two online assesments (the second being the hardest test I’ve ever had to do!), followed by an interview and assesment day if you get that far. I think when I applied it was December/January and I found out I got in, in about April. A very long process but worth it if you get in.
Kind regards, Rebecca