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Modern Apprentice – Multimedia

11 June 2021

Fixed term contract, 18 Months, 37 hours per week
Salary – £16,142 pa

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic learner to join the team at MG ALBA in the role of Modern Apprentice. Based within our Operations Department, the postholder will gain work experience covering the entire workflow for broadcast programmes. The postholder will also gain comprehensive training and work experience across the departments and will complete a Modern Apprenticeship to SVQ Level 7 in Creative and Digital Media during the term of their contract.

We are looking for someone who is committed to developing their career in the multimedia creative sector, with a positive approach to work, good communication and interpersonal skills and a passion to learn through workplace experience.

Fluency in spoken Gaelic is required with support given for written competency if required.

Who are we?

MG ALBA, Scotland’s Gaelic Media Service, operates the Gaelic television channel BBC ALBA in partnership with the BBC. We are also responsible for FilmG, in collaboration with Cànan Graphics Studio, and we deliver LearnGaelic in partnership with the BBC, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Bòrd na Ceiltis (Alba).

Our Operational Plan 2020/21 provides important information about our aims and outcomes for this year.

Where are we?

We have offices in Stornoway and Glasgow, the post will be based in the Stornoway facility.

Other interesting information about working for MG ALBA?

  • Nominated as one of the best places to work in broadcasting in the UK in 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020
  • Investors in People & Investors in Young People (Gold)
  • We offer 25 days annual leave + 12 days public holidays
  • We pay 10% to a pension scheme for you, and add 5% if you match it
  • To encourage healthy lifestyles we offer gym membership
  • We have family-friendly & flexible working practices and offer a childcare voucher scheme

Interested? Next Steps

Please refer to the Job Description here

To apply, please submit your current CV to and let us know by letter what motivates and interests you about the role and working for MG ALBA.
Informal enquiries can be made to Claire Macleod to Please get in touch if you would like to arrange a confidential and informal chat about the post.

Closing date for applications is 28 June 2021, 5pm. 
Interviews will be held by Teams Call on Wednesday 7 July 2021.