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Click below to find out more from Geoff Adams-Spink – Age and Disability Correspondent, BBC News.


  • Read the page which sets out the BBC Values and the qualities we expect a BBC journalist to have.
  • To find the JTP application form go to the index and click Apply now.

  • Remember to include the information that makes you stand out from the crowd. Don't assume we know anything about you. Give examples to back up what you tell us.

  • Don't forget to show you have the skills and capabilities we are looking for. For example, think of a really creative idea you've had, and how you've turned it into a reality.

  • Read each question carefully. Take time to make sure you understand each question before you write your answer. Think about the best example you have that answers the question and demonstrates your abilities.

  • When answering the questions, ensure you say what your role was and what you did.

  • Read over your answers carefully. Have you answered each part of the question?

  • Remember to check for spelling mistakes or typos. You might want to write your answers in Word first, check the word count and, once you are happy, copy and paste them into the application form.

  • Don’t exceed the word limit. Indicate with each answer how many words you have written.

  • Save your application as you go along in case your internet connection goes down.

  • Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any changes.

  • Submit your application in good time - don't leave it until the last 24 hours.
  • When you have submitted your application, you should get an automatic acknowledgement. If you do not, please contact careers@bbchrdirect.co.uk

For helpful advice on how to present your application go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/jobs/english-regions/application-tips.shtml



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