British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Legal Trainee Scheme 2019

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Legal Trainee Scheme 2019

Deadline: July 28, 2017

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is looking for four LPC graduates who can start work with them in September 2019. This competitive scheme attracts bright, commercially-aware, aspiring lawyers from all backgrounds who want to work in what they think is the world’s most exciting in-house environment. You will be involved in a wide range of quality legal work from day one. You will be closely supervised by lawyers who are experts in their individual fields, but you will also get a chance to work with business colleagues across the BBC, in different teams, and build your legal career as part of a large and supportive in-house team which makes business-critical contributions to the success of the BBC.


The posts are offered as two year fixed-term contract roles and the trainees will be exposed to a wide variety of legal activities within their training contract, leading to qualification with the SRA as a solicitor. Under close supervision these tasks may include:

  • Completing legal research and providing advice notes on a variety of legal and commercial topics to internal clients;
  • Providing drafting, negotiation and contract management for a wide range of deals;
  • Providing corporate legal support generally;
  • Helping generate, revise and develop precedents, training and other documentation;
  • Investigating and advising on claims of infringement in relation to trade marks, passing off, copyright, confidential information, programme formats and patents;
  • Advising on all aspects of IP matters including those arising from online matters and brand and IP protection;
  • Drafting contract and Court documentation;
  • Assisting senior lawyers in bringing and defending High Court and County Court proceedings;
  • Liaising with external lawyers providing advice to the BBC;
  • Assisting mitigation of legal, contractual and business affairs risk;
  • Working with relevant colleagues to ensure that all deal making is consistent with BBC policy and guidelines, rights frameworks and the BBC’s fair trading commitments.


  • A 24 month fixed-term contract paying circa £28k in the first year and rising to £32K in the second year (including London weighting) and leading to qualification with the SRA as a solicitor;
  • There will be three six-month rotations in Intellectual Property, BBC Worldwide, Rights and Business Affairs plus one seat in private practice, all based in London;
  • Professional Skills Course provided externally but sponsored by the BBC.


  • Applicants must normally have a 2:1 degree in law or in a non-law subject;
  • You must at least be in your penultimate year of your law degree or in the final year of your non-law degree. If you are not taking a law degree, you must have or intend to have passed the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) prior to starting the contract;
  • All applicants will need to have passed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) before they start work with BBC as trainee solicitors in September 2019.


For more information, visit BBC Legal Trainee Scheme.