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Creative Development Trainee

Do you keep a keen eye on popular culture, comedy and the media? Are you up to date with current trends in technology, TV and online? This 12-month internship may just be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for…  

12 Yard Productions is one of the world’s most successful entertainment format creators, producing hit shows including the BBC1’s Who Dares Wins, BBC2’s Eggheads, ITV’s Big Star’s Little Star and E4’s reality series Coach Trip. The company was acquired by ITV in 2007 and is currently in production with pilots and series for BBC, ITV, E4 and various US networks.

The company are looking for a creative development trainee to be an integral part of the 12 Yard Production development team. This amazing role lends the opportunity to create quiz, reality and game shows as well as gain incredible insight into the world of TV development. The ideal candidate will be a hard-working self-starter who can think originally, work well within a team and will be keen to learn everything there is to know about entertainment TV.


  • Originate your own original TV ideas from the start
  • Write and create pitch documents
  • Learn how to use Photoshop, editing packages and PowerPoint to extremely high professional standard
  • Follow social and traditional media
  • Keep up to date with who is who in popular culture, comedy and the media
  • Watch trends in technology, TV and online


  • Prior experience of working in television is not essential but you need to be a quick learner
  • A genuine, provable interest in entertainment TV is essential
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Keen to learn, friendly and approachable


  • Please upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will NOT be accepted)
  • This traineeship is only open to candidates from a black, Asian or non-white ethnic minority background
  • Please do not contact companies directly