Legal Apprentice at BBC

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£18,500 annually
Review Date:
March 2016

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1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


Legal Apprenticeship, drafting acquisition deals which allow the BBC to acquire and sell the rights TV programmes.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


yes, drafting skills, legal knowledge, cilex level 3 qualifications.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


Its been very enjoyable and I have experienced things I wouldn't even dream about. All of the teams have been incredibly friendly and encourage you to take part in everything even though there is a considerable age gap.

4. How valued do you feel by BBC?


Although that I am low down the pecking order, my contributions are valued and I am given important work.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Very organised, regular training and support on our studies and our day to day roles.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


Lots of support, the use of onefile, emails, face to face sessions, teaching sessions, telephone reviews.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


Endless support from my employer, just gives the impression that they all want us to exceed and I received the training to ensure that if I ever had a problem then I would know where to go.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


Very poor but that is expected with a person of my level/age in London. Travel costs are very expensive but are still cheaper then renting somewhere in London.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are lots of events that happen outside of work that help me develop my own skills, for example public speaking and company away days that allow me to bond well with my team.

Also have access to lots of sport teams/clubs for example I take part in a 5 a-side football team which the company takes part in.

9a. Would you recommend BBC to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

It is the world's leading media provider in which every day is different. This makes my working life very exciting and as I work on tv programmes that are live, I am able to say that I worked on this programme and that programme while we watch them.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BBC? *

I would say definitely be yourself. The BBC arent looking for a "perfect candidate", they are looking for individuals to bring their personality to the role and that will in turn allow the individual to get more from their job and in return the BBC will benefit more from that individual.

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