Learning and Community Engagement Trainee


This role will support Learning and Audience Development team and BBC Introducing team to deliver live events and community, schools and youth programmes, with a focus on East London. This will include building relationships with the East London community in preparation for the opening of the BBC studios at East Bank.

You will develop your skills and experience in project administration, developing community and education programmes, creating digital content and supporting broadcast content. You will also have the opportunity to develop your confidence and experience in communication, organisation, problem solving and teamwork.

This role is offered as part of STEP

STEP is a training programme for young EastLondoners local to the Olympic Park, who are ready to bring ideas, creative energy and perspectives tothe creative and cultural sector. You must be:

  • Aged 18 to 30
  • Resident of Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham or Waltham Forest, and lived in the boroughs whilst at school or college

Through STEP,you’ll get paid London Living Wageover a 12-month training programmetodevelop arange of skills and creative approaches and build on your network across different organisations or departments. You’ll complete a work-based placement, grow as part of a peer network, take part in regularprofessional development workshops, andgeta budgetto produce a collaborative project.

We’ll also connect youwith a specialist industry mentor, provide careers coaching and continue tooffersupport as part of our community after the programme.




Remotely and BBC London, W1


35 hours/week


London Living Wage (£10.85/hr)

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The BBC is the world’s leading public service broadcaster. Funded primarily through the television license fee, the BBC provides audiences in the UK with high quality and distinctive services across television, radio and online. Our aim is simple – to enrich people’s lives with programmes and services that inform, educate and entertain by being the most creative organisation in the world.

In 2025 the BBC will open new studios at East Bank, a purpose-built home for some of the BBC’s best loved music output. The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the BBC Singers, BBC Introducing and BBC Rock and Pop will work from the new studios; where performances, recordings and broadcasts of a diverse mix of live music will be made for audiences across Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3 and 6Music.

This role will be part of the BBC's London Learning and Audience Development Team, who support live and digital music programmes for the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Proms. The role will also work with BBC Introducing teams on specific projects.

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As Learning & Engagement Trainee you will get a chance to learn and develop across a range of areas, tasks and responsibilities including;

  • Administration of projects from planning through to delivery including creating schedules, databases and project plans
  • Build relationships with schools, young people, community organisations and audiences
  • Support teams with project evaluation including writing surveys, collating and presenting data and feedback
  • Working as part of teams to research, generate and develop creative ideas and plans
  • Support Digital, Marketing and Communications teams to engage with audiences including database management, social media, online content and campaigns

Please note this is just a guide, do apply if you have transferable skills and even if you do not meet every single requirement.

We are looking for someone who shares our passion for bringing music to the widest possible audience. You are:

  • Excited about live events and want to share your enthusiasm with others
  • A good communicator, able to share your passion, ideas and knowledge with other
  • Able to work creatively, bringing your own ideas and building on other people’s
  • Have good organisational and IT skills
  • Keen to develop skills in administrative systems and tools, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint
  • Curious about the impact and creative use of social media

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