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Go behind-the-scenes with the BBC

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The BBC needs STEM students to compete in an ever-growing and technology-based market, and we found out what it was like to work behind the scenes – in software and broadcast engineering, as well as research & development.

We learnt that the BBC isn’t as London-centric as you might think. There’s also a more local, regional level to the organisation, with opportunities to work in Salford, Glasgow, and Belfast too.

With no ideal candidate, the organisation encourages its people to be themselves. It is looking for people who can guide the BBC into the future with new ideas and fresh ways of doing things.  And if you’re not sure if the BBC is for you, we suggest you give this webinar a watch…

(Due to technical issues, India, one of the graduates, isn’t visible in the recording, but luckily we were still able to hear about her experiences.)

Here’s one of the many kind comments we received…

"Just a quick note to say that it was great!  It was so good to hear more about the graduates' personal experiences – they all had lots of interesting and engaging things to say! Thanks to Carla and Jess for this opportunity." – Rachel Fiddes, Resourcing & Talent Advisor, Schemes & Assessments at the BBC

This webinar was originally broadcast on Thursday, 22nd April 2021
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Carla Power
Gradcracker
Jessica Luck
Gradcracker
Mark Smith
Schemes & Assessments Manager
Sarah Rainbow
Software Engineering Graduate
Iain McClenaghan
R&D Graduate Scheme
India Brewer
Broadcasting Engineering Scheme
Sebastian Ward
R & D Graduate Scheme
BBC webinar highlights
"What an exciting time to join the organisation..."
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"What an exciting time to join the organisation..."
An introduction to the BBC and its opportunities for STEM students and graduates. We also hear about their plans for next year, when the organisation will be celebrating its 100-year anniversary.
6:34
An insight into degree apprenticeships 
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An insight into degree apprenticeships 
Due to technical difficulties, India isn't visible in the recording of this clip. However, we were luckily still able to talk to her about the degree apprenticeship she is doing at Birmingham City University. 
2:21
Applying to the BBC
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Applying to the BBC
Mark Smith, Schemes & Assessments Manager, gives us an exclusive insight into the BBC's application process.
7:16
Showcase your creativity, personality and passion
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Showcase your creativity, personality and passion
We spoke to the BBC, a major graduate employer, about how you can impress recruiters while applying for opportunities. We also learnt what type of candidate the BBC is looking for, and it may surprise you...
9:49
Placements & Projects
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Placements & Projects
Sebastian is on the Research and Development (R&D) Graduate Scheme at the BBC. Find out how the scheme is structured and what you can expect in terms of placements/projects. 
2:37
What could you learn at the BBC?
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What could you learn at the BBC?
India, from Broadcasting Engineering, and Sarah, from Software Engineering, outline some of the training and development opportunities they have received at the BBC. 
4:21
The social side of the BBC 
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The social side of the BBC 
Sebastian tells us about some of the social activities and events that employees at the BBC can get involved in – from coffee mornings on Zoom, to football at lunch, to sitting in with Annie Mac on one of her radio shows...
5:42
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