Business Management Higher Apprenticeship

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Looking for a unique and exciting opportunity to get into the world of work, earn money and gain a degree at the same time?

This is your opportunity to:

  • Gain an honours degree in Business Management and a Higher Apprenticeship in Leadership and Management
  • Be paid an annual salary of £11,500
  • Have your tuition fees paid by the BBC
  • Build a CV full of amazing work experience through working in one of the world’s most creative and innovative media organisations

We have 12 positions available for a paid Higher Apprenticeship in Leadership and Management based in London. This sponsored programme incorporating a Pearson College BA Honours degree in Business Management is for two years at the BBC. The course starts at the end of September 2014 and ends September 2016 with a research module to complete in the following six months.

As part of the two year programme, you’ll complete three work placements at the BBC, whilst also studying towards your degree. You will go to college 1 day a week and will be expected to study at home as well. Through this scheme, you’ll also build up an excellent CV which will put you in a great position to compete for jobs in the media industry once you graduate.

What you need to apply:

This will be an exciting but challenging opportunity which will require lots of hard work and commitment. You don’t need to have work experience but we are looking for people who can show the ability to work on their own initiative, have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work co-operatively as part of a team. Also essential are effective organisation and administrative skills and a keen eye for detail. You'll have excellent numeracy skills, and an ability to work with spreadsheets and databases.

You'll have a genuine interest in business and a passion to develop a career in Business Management within the creative industry as well as enthusiasm for working at the BBC.

You will be highly motivated, innovative and self-driven with an ambition to succeed in these complex and specialist areas. We aim to develop you towards being business managers and leaders of the future.

In terms of academic qualifications, you're likely to have five GCSEs Grade A* - C and studied A Levels or a vocational qualification such as a BTEC. Don't worry if you don't have these, we are looking for creative, passionate people with great ideas, not necessarily people with academic qualifications. So don’t talk yourself out of this great opportunity. This Apprenticeship is for those who have not yet undertaken degree level education.

What you will learn

The modules will cover:

  • Principles of Business (Finance, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, People)
  • People Management and Leadership
  • Operations and Project Management
  • Introduction to Contract Law
  • Management Reporting and Decision-Making
  • Marketing Planning
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Innovation Management
  • Work based research and projects

There are also a range of electives:

Economic History, Professional Studies, Introduction to Coding, Introduction to Tort, Employment Law, Company Law, Corporate Reporting and Finance, Financial Assurance and Risk Management, Marketing Communications, Digital Marketing, Global Markets and Consumer Behaviour, EU Law, IP Law, Advanced Financial Management, Advanced Strategic Marketing, Sustainability, Equity and Trusts Law, and many others!

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