Extend Hub: The BBC’s new talent disability recruitment portal


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What is the Extend Hub?

We are committed to increasing the number of people with disabilities working at the BBC. We understand that for many the BBC can seem an impenetrable organisation, so we created the Extend Hub as the BBC’s new talent disability recruitment portal.

How it works

We encourage you to apply for any of our new talent schemes via our regular recruitment portal at bbc.co.uk/getin. As soon as you declare you have a disability in your application, it gets moved to the Extend Hub.

We offer you three promises:

  1. Your application will get read by someone who is disability aware
  2. There will be no online tests as part of your application
  3. We will offer you some feedback on your application, even if you don’t get invited for interview

Do I qualify?

Disabilities are recognised by the Equality Act 2010: “A person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. This definition includes impairments or medical conditions such as Cancer, HIV or MS.”

For further guidance, see:

Who are we looking for?

The BBC runs a variety of new talent schemes across journalism, production, technology and business and we make offers to over 150 people each year. We look for the best and most diverse new talent to help us keep the BBC as the most creative organisation in the world. The schemes are open for application at different times of year but all start in September.

Some are suitable for school leavers and others for graduates and each will have different entry requirements so you will need to check with the scheme you are interested in.

Our commitment to you

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments wherever necessary. We regularly audit our systems and buildings to ensure accessibility for all staff and visitors with disabilities.

We have our own BBC Disability Access Service that provides assessments and support for disabled people throughout the recruitment process and during their employment with us.

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