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Working at the BBC

Founded in 1922, the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is the name given to a public service broadcaster based in the UK, specifically Broadcasting House in London.

For 100 years the BBC has provided information and entertainment to millions of people both inside and outside the UK, making it one of the most successful broadcasting networks in the world.

This has been possible thanks to the efforts made by the thousands of people who make up the team of this company of which you can have the opportunity to be a member by applying for one of the vacancies that are available annually on its website.

In this post we will give you the steps to follow so that you can apply for a job at the BBC.

Salary at the BBC

Within the BBC the annual salary of the employee will depend on the position he holds within the company. However, the average annual salary is £36,000.

Benefits of working at the BBC

Once you are recruited to work at the BBC, regardless of your position, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Opportunity to enjoy 25 days holiday after you have accumulated one year of uninterrupted service within the company. In addition, you will be able to take an extra day off for Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
  • The opportunity to be included in the BBC pension scheme which is considered one of the best in the industry. In this regard, all contributions you make will be matched by the company and you will also be exempt from paying taxes as well as social security contributions.
  • Access to discounts in shops and restaurants.
  • Help with commuting to your place of work. In this regard, the BBC gives you discounts on the purchase of a bicycle so that you can get to your workplace quickly.

How to apply for a job at the BBC

The first thing you need to do is click on the following link

This will load a new page where you will find all the job vacancies available at the BBC. As you browse through the jobs you may notice that not all of them are from the UK, but also from other parts of the world.

To make sure that only jobs from the UK are displayed, you will need to go to the filter at the top and click on the Anywhere field.

Next, select the country from which you want only jobs to be displayed, in this case the United Kingdom.

Then enter the name of the city so that only jobs within the specified location are displayed.

Once you have done this press Enter. In addition to this, you can also choose to only display vacancies based on the different types of jobs offered by the company or by the position/job title you are interested in.

When you click on the vacancy that has caught your attention you will be taken to another page where you can find detailed information about the job you wish to apply for.

In this way, you will see the tasks to be performed within the position, as well as the qualities that you as a job applicant must meet in order to be eligible.

You will also get information about the benefits you will have as an employee in the position you are applying for.

If after reading all the information you feel convinced to apply for the job offer click on the Apply button.

This will take you to another page where you will be presented with a series of fields where you will be asked to enter your details to create an account on the BBC website which you can use to log in and apply for the job. 

Working at the BBC: FAQs

These are some of the most frequently asked questions by most applicants for a job at the BBC:

What is a job profile?

This is the main element of the BBC’s recruitment process. This professional profile could be considered as an online CV which is similar to the one created on LinkedIn in which you should put detailed information about your skills, work history and contact information.

If you have acquired new skills, you can include them in your professional profile, as well as courses you have taken or projects you have been actively involved in.

Can I send my CV to the BBC so they can keep it on file

It is recommended that you create a profile on the Careers Hub section of the BBC website so that you are on the list of potential candidates considered by the recruitment team for a vacancy at the company.

How do I apply for acting or presenting roles at the BBC

If you would like to apply to be an actor or presenter for one of the BBC’s shows, you should be aware that these roles are generally offered through agencies, although there are occasions when the BBC has taken the initiative to offer vacancies directly for these roles. 

Therefore, if you wish to apply for such positions you will need to contact your local talent agency.

Can I apply for an internal position or assignment?

To apply for an internship at the BBC you will need to be subject to a permanent contract with the BBC or have a contract with a fixed term of at least 6 months.

If you have been with the company continuously for less than 6 months or have taken a break of three weeks or more during this period, you will need to obtain approval from the HR division to apply for a post as an existing employee of the company.

Once you have achieved this, the next thing you need to do is to register with your email address on the Careers Hub section of the BBC website, so that you can access internal vacancies.

You should be aware that only internal staff are eligible to apply for an attachment, which will require you to have a permanent or fixed-term contract.

In addition, the person must have been working at the BBC for more than one year, as well as not having been part of the secondment for the last 12 months and obtaining permission from their line manager.

Applying for a job at the BBC as a disabled person

If you are a person with a cognitive or motor impairment and wish to apply for one of the vacancies offered by the BBC we recommend that you send an email to the following account: mailto:[email protected]

Alternatively, you can contact the BBC HR Service Centre on 0370 024 3477.