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About BBC

Company HQ location: London, Greater London

Other locations: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Industry: Media

No of employees: 20916

Our company in a nutshell

Do you have a passion for business, journalism, production, or technology and want to start your career with the BBC? We'll have an apprenticeship scheme to suit you.

School Leavers can check out our apprenticeships and degree schemes in a broad range of areas such as Broadcast Operation, Broadcast Engineering, Business Management, Software Engineering, Journalism and Production.

The BBC is the world's leading public service broadcaster.

We are funded primarily through the television licence fee, enabling us to provide audiences in the UK with high quality and distinctive services across television, radio and online. The BBC informs, educates and entertains - wherever you are, whatever your age.

The BBC maintains a variety of separate ventures across the world some of which help fund its public services. BBC World Service, BBC World News, BBC Worldwide and BBC Monitoring are just some of the ways people might encounter it's services internationally.

We deliver our content through numerous platforms, both directly, via the BBC Iplayer and BBC Store- a new digital service that makes it easy for audiences to buy, enjoy and keep their favourite BBC programmes.

The BBC offers a wide range of careers in the areas of Television, Radio, Journalism, Online, Broadcast Technology and Corporate Services.

Life at BBC for apprentices

Working at the BBC means that you'll be part of something genuinely special.

We are different from other broadcasters: we're funded by the licence fee and guided by a unique set of principles and values. People know our brand and are passionate about what we do and how we do it. You'll also be making programmes and content that will be enjoyed by millions. Almost everyone in the UK consumes our content each week and it feels great to be part of an organisation that reaches so many people.

With our amazing training and development opportunities, you'll get the chance to be even better at what you do.

The BBC Academy offers a wealth of different training courses to BBC staff. We can help you keep on top of your game and learn the latest technology. You could even develop a totally new skillset and take your career in an exciting new direction. The Academy gives expert training to professionals working in key areas. And for managers we have a huge range of training and support around leadership, designed to help you be a brilliant and inspiring leader.

The learning doesn't finish there though. Our attachment schemes affords you the chance to experience a completely different part of the BBC and try new things.

We continuously offer events, seminars and talks from industry experts inside and outside. And you can get individual advice from our mentoring and coaching schemes. But best of all, working with us means you'll always be surrounded by great people who can teach you new things and really want to help you learn.

Company Values

We take pride in delivering quality and value for money

Creativity is the lifeblood of our organisation

We respect each other and celebrate our diversity

We are one BBC; great things happen when we work together

Trust is the foundation of the BBC; we are independent, impartial and honest

Audiences are at the heart of everything we do


Flexible working

Matched pension scheme

Childcare vouchers

Sickness & travel insurance

Private medical cover

Retail discounts

25 days annual leave

Season ticket loan

Case studies


Digital Journalism Apprentice

If you've just started in the newsroom, it can be a confusing, complex and intimidating place. So here is a brief guide explaining the key things you need to know.


Cyber Security Apprentice

"I joined the BBC in September 2017 and it's been a great and exciting journey to date."

Corporate social responsibility

The BBC has three corporate charities, including BBC Children in Need, and all our staff are encouraged to get involved in fundraising activities.