Application FAQs

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  1. Can I send the BBC my CV to keep on file?

    We would recommend you create your own profile in the BBC Careers Hub which the BBC Recruitment Team searches to find potential candidates for vacancies.

    If you are interested in applying for a specific vacancy which has been advertised, you will need to apply through the BBC Careers Hub.

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  2. How does the BBC use my careers profile?

    Your careers profile is used by BBC Recruiters when they are looking to recruit for a job. They will match your skills against the requirement of the job, so please keep your skills up to date. You will still need to check our vacancies too, in case our system doesn’t match you to a role you’d consider yourself suitable for.

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  3. How do I create my careers profile from scratch?

    To get started visit the BBC Careers Hub. Enter your name, email address and password in the “new users register” area and click the green “I agree. Create my account” button.

    For more guidance, please watch our Careers Hub video.

    If you are a member of BBC staff, you will need to register with your BBC email address to access internal vacancies.

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  4. How do I create my careers profile using my existing CV?

    Click the “Upload a CV to create your profile automatically” button, upload your CV and Careers Hub will extract information it recognises as relevant and populate your profile.

    You’ll be asked to verify that the information uploaded is correct. You can change any details you wish to and will be prompted to fill out any empty mandatory fields.

    For more guidance, please watch our Careers Hub video.

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  5. How do I create my careers profile using Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn?

    You can register via Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn by clicking on the button on the left hand column. 

    When registering via social media you will be asked to give Careers Hub access to your account so it can retrieve details such as your name, address and phone number.

    You will be asked to verify that the information uploaded is correct. You can change any information you wish to and you will also be prompted to fill out any unfilled mandatory fields before you save your changes.

    For more guidance, please watch our Careers Hub video.

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  6. How do I access the Careers Hub?

    Visit the BBC Careers Hub

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  7. How will my social media details be used by the BBC?

    Careers Hub allows you to use your existing Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn password and career information to set up and access your careers profile. Creating your career profile this way does not give the BBC access to your social media account or private information.

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  8. What is a careers profile?

    At the heart of our BBC recruitment process is your careers profile. Your careers profile is a bit like an online CV and is similar to your LinkedIn profile (if you have one) and includes details of your skills, experiences, work history and contact details.

    You can update your careers profile any time you like to show new skills you have developed, courses you have attended or projects you have worked on. You can even upload examples of your work to your careers profile.

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  9. How does the interview process work?

    We use competency based interview, psychometric testing and assessment centres but there are a variety of other selection tools we use where necessary. You will be given details of any assessment when you are invited to interview.

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  10. How long will the selection process take?

    It varies but we understand the pressures of looking for work and will do our best to make quick decisions and take decisive action wherever possible. You can always track your application through the BBC Careers Hub when you login.

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  11. How can I apply for acting or presenting roles in the BBC?

    On occasion we will advertise these roles, however the majority of acting and presenting roles are recruited through agencies.  We recommend you contact your local agency if you are interested in discussing opportunities in this area.

    We would recommend you create your own profile in the BBC Careers Hub where you can search all types of vacancies. 

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  12. I am a disabled candidate, how do I get reasonable adjustments for my interview or assessment?

    If you have a disability and require any reasonable adjustments or have particular access needs we would be happy to discuss these with you.

    Please email Resourcing@bbc.co.uk or call our BBC HR Service Centre on 0370 024 3477

     

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  13. How can I modify my BBC Careers Hub profile?

    To do this, please login to your BBC Careers Hub profile and then you will be able to update your details. 

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  14. Am I eligible to apply for an internal role?

    You are eligible to apply for an internal role if you are either on a BBC Continuing (Permanent) contract, a BBC Fixed Term contract or a worker contract and you have worked continuously for 6 months. If you have worked for less than 6 months continuously or have a break of 3 weeks or more between engagements, you must have Divisional HR approval to apply for an internal role. If you are unsure which contract you are on, please speak to your Line Manager.

    If you are a member of BBC staff, you will need to register with your BBC email address in the BBC Careers Hub to access internal vacancies.

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  15. Can I apply for an attachment?

    Only internal staff are eligible to apply for an attachment. You need to be on a continuing (permanent) or fixed-term contract.  You need to have worked for the BBC for more than one year and not have been on an attachment in the last 12 months. You will also need permission from your line manager.

    You can find out more on our attachments page. 

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  16. Why was my application rejected?

    1.      Applicant does not meet the minimum criteria for the role

    Each application we receive is measured against the minimum criteria required to fulfil that particular role, if your application and/or CV does not demonstrate how you meet the criteria for the role you are applying for unfortunately, it will not progress pass the initial short listing sift. Please note that our application process is tailored to each role and it may, at any time, reject an application if an outcome is selected which does not meet the minimum criteria for the role.

    2.      Applicant has been made redundant from the BBC in the last 12 months

    No individual can be re-hired into the BBC:

    On an employment contract (fixed-term or continuing) for 12 months following a redundancy/settlement agreement;

    In any other temporary capacity (e.g. freelance, casual) of a genuinely short-term nature and unforeseen at the point of departure, for 3 months following a redundancy/settlement agreement.

    3.      Applicant is not willing to travel/relocate

    Some of our roles may require travel or successful candidates to relocate to another location, if the option ‘No’ was selected to this question in the application process it will automatically reject an application as it will not meet the minimum criteria required to perform the role.

    4.      Applicant unable to attend the interview/assessment centre

    Due to business requirements, some of our roles will have specific interview/assessment date(s) outlined in the application process, if an applicant selects that they are unavailable to attend these dates then unfortunately the application will automatically be rejected.

    5.      Work Experience – Applicant has been on a Work Experience placement with the BBC within the last 12 months

    Due to the level of interest in the Work Experience schemes, applicants can only undertake one placement within a 12 month period.

    6.      Work Experience – Applicant has worked for the BBC within the last 12 months

    If you have been employed by the BBC within the last 12 months, we are unable to progress your application, as the purpose of BBC Work Experience is to introduce people to the BBC and its various jobs. Please search our website at www.bbc.co.uk/careers for current vacancies.

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  17. I am having issues with my application. How do I get help?

    For any technical issues or queries that you cannot find the answer to online please contact our resourcing and talent team at resourcing@bbc.co.uk

     

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