What does the BBC do?

The BBC is the world’s leading public service broadcaster. We create award-winning content and programmes which inform, educate, and entertain millions of people in the UK and around the world.

You probably know us best from our TV channels BBC One and BBC Three, or stations like Radio 1 and 1Xtra. You might use BBC Bitesize for revision OR BBC iPlayer to catch up on programmes like Frozen Planet, Ru Paul’s Drag Race, or Match of the Day. The BBC has: 8 television services, 10 radio networks, 2 national radio services in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, 41 local radio stations across England and the Channel Islands, Digital services including BBC News, Sport, Weather, CBBC, CBeebies, iPlayer, BBC Sounds and BBC Red Button.

Apprenticeships are one of the most common entry-level routes into the BBC.

We have BBC offices located all over the UK and the world. Our biggest UK bases are in London, Salford, Glasgow, and Cardiff. However, we have over 50 locations across the UK.

We offer these schemes in different areas such as production, journalism, design and engineering, and business. Within these areas, you can gain a qualification at different levels ranging from level 3 up to level 6 which is a degree equivalent. Depending on the apprenticeship programme, you could be researching programme ideas, designing webpages, finding guests, installing technical equipment in our broadcast studios, working on the logistical aspects of programme making, or learning to use production equipment. As well as our apprenticeships, we offer graduate and post-graduate programmes in journalism, business and design, and engineering. You can also apply for entry-level positions in our facilities or catering teams or for roles like runners, assistants, and receptionists through our main BBC career site. We are a leading early careers employer and hire more than 250 apprentices each year. We are committed to skills and talent development both inside and outside the BBC and, as one of the world’s most creative and technologically-advanced organisations for the last 100 years, a career at the BBC means learning from the best.

Perks and benefits

  • Cycle scheme

  • Employee assistance

  • Flexible working

  • Generous parental leave

  • Learning and development

  • Pension

  • Remote working

  • Rewards and benefits

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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1 Television Centre, 101 Wood Lane, London, W12 7FA


The Mailbox, 102-108 Wharfside St, Birmingham, B1 1RF


Bridgewater House, Counterslip, Bristol, BS1 6BX


BBC Roath Lock Studios, Porth Teigr, Cardiff, CF10 4GA


Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, Herts, WD6 1NL


Dock House, Salford, M50 2EQ


40 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1DA


Gooseholm Road, Dumbarton, G82 2AP

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Emily's Experience

One of my placements was with BBC Children in Need. Organising the volunteers for 4 events across the UK was a huge challenge, but it allowed me to learn a lot.

Kevin's Experience

As a trainee on The Cultural Frontline, | pitched an episode about integrating disabled musicians into the mainstream music industry. | was given freedom to learn and confidence to co-produce my own show.

Umar's Experience

Before | joined BBC Sport, | was excited but nervous. My team gave me plenty of support. My first project was looking at how we increase user engagement with football line-ups and revamping the visuals. As a massive football fan, I felt right at home!
I had the opportunity to pitch, produce, write and research and film my own original story on a topic I’m passionate about. Having it out there in the world for people to see was a highlight for me.
Journalist Apprentice


Working for the world’s largest public service broadcaster and the UK’s most awarded production powerhouse gives you a unique opportunity to contribute to things that matter every day, with a clear sense of purpose to inform, educate and entertain millions of people in the UK and around the world. Our success is underpinned by motivated and fulfilled teams: putting people first is our primary priority, encouraging our people to thrive, be their authentic selves and do their very best work. We are committed to being diverse, inclusive and sustainable: reflecting our audiences across the UK and globally, connecting with new generations and perspectives, and respecting our planet. We aim to be the most sustainable creative organisation in the world. “Everything we do relies on us attracting and retaining the finest talent by creating an inclusive, diverse and trusted environment. We want everyone to play their part in creating the right culture – and we look for people who use their energy and passion to make working at the BBC great for all of us.” TIM DAVIE, DIRECTOR GENERAL, BBC


We have established a set of values for everyone working at the BBC. They represent the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, they guide our day-to-day decisions and the way we behave. Our values are: AUDIENCES are at the heart of everything we do. CREATIVITY is the lifeblood of our organisation. TRUST is the foundation of the BBC - we’re independent, impartial and truthful. We RESPECT each other - we’re kind, and we champion inclusivity. We are ACCOUNTABLE and deliver work of the highest quality. We are ONE BBC - we collaborate, learn and grow together.


Department of Education - National Apprenticeships Awards 2022 Employer of the Year


The Times Graduate Recruitment Awards 2023 - Graduate Employer of Choice (Media)


Employer Index 2022 - Top Social Mobility Employer