1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am a Legal Apprentice. My daily tasks include; Meetings, drafting contracts, creating and updating spread sheets, contacting clients, emailing other staff regarding queries
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have improved my technology and computer skills with working on Microsoft Word and Excel a lot in my work, I am able to use these efficiently and to a high standard. I have learnt professional skills such as how to be a good contributor in meetings and discussions, as well as developing my communication skills with people of all age ranges and experience.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I thoroughly enjoy my programme, my team are every friendly and helpful which creates a positive working environment. I
4. How valued do you feel by BBC?
The BBC make every individual feel valued, they treat staff very well and are always trying to improve work experiences and overall wellbeing. I receive appreciation from my supervisor and other members of staff I work with, which is very encouraging and satisfying.
I have daily emails inviting me to attend sessions, training, new experiences and youth projects.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
I feel my programme is very well structured, this is because from the start of my apprenticeship the BBC put effort in to make it the best experience possible. My induction and training was set over 2 weeks covering all aspects of Values, security, self well being, system instructions and team work. My programme has been well organised with individual needs met and support along the way.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I receive weekly emails from my training provider with updates on training and any courses I will be attending or invited to over the next few months. My training provider welcomes any questions or queries and is always quick to reply to emails to calls. I also receive 12 weekly visits from my CILEx mentor who helps me with the competency side of exams and coursework, she is always on emails and contacting me regarding my work load and offering support.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
My supervisor in the office provides me with work daily and is always checking on my well being and work management so that I am not stressed or confused.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Fairly well, I travel 2 hours every morning and evening as I live fairly far away from Salford in Manchester. Therefore travel is very expensive and takes a lot of my salary. My salary would not cover costs of living in Manchester as I committed to bills at home- car.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
The BBC offers lots of opportunities outside of work to get involved in, working with children in schools on Out Reach projects, as well as clubs and groups involving fitness, singing, reading and talent groups. I am a member of the BBC Choir which take part in concerts and events.
9a. Would you recommend BBC to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
The BBC is a fantastic place to work with a incredible atmosphere and positive environment. It gives the employee so many opportunities to work in a very broad range of jobs and areas across the UK which very few companies could compete with.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BBC? *
Be different, volunteer and get as much experience as you can. Don't be afraid to step out of the box, they like people who can bring something new to the team.
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