The BBC is getting into business with the production company behind Undercover Boss. BBC Three has given the greenlight to The Insiders, a new workplace documentary format, which will be produced by Studio Lambert.
In each self-contained episode of The Insider, five young candidates compete for a highly desirable, fast-track position in one of the UK’s most exciting companies. They live together for ten days while undertaking assignments and group tasks before one of them is selected for the job. The twist is that the candidates don’t know that one of their fellow competitors is actually one of the company’s senior managers.This person is ‘the insider’ and their role is to be the eyes and ears of the company; to see what the other candidates are really like and ultimately to decide who deserves the job. The Insider is produced by Studio Lambert, with Ros Ponder and Sam Bickley serving as executive producers. BBC Three has the worldwide premiere rights to the format. All3 Media International is handling global distribution.
“The Insider is an exciting new format for BBC Three where applicants for a dream job will go through an interview process like no other”, said BBC Three Controller Zai Bennett. “This show should reveal exactly what you need to do to get a job and what to avoid, especially when you think the boss isn’t looking.”