Getting a job

The first thing to remember when trying to land a job at the BBC is that competition is fierce. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for your first job in the BBC or building a career within it. In this section of the College of Journalism website, Jonathan Baker offers useful tips and strategies, while Julian Joyce, manager of the Journalism Trainee Scheme, explains how candidates trying to get their first break can stand out.

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