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The British Broadcasting Corporation - generally referred to as the BBC - is one of the world's most renowned organisations. Since its birth in 1922, it has set the standard for all manner of visual and audio output - from radio to television, websites to podcasts.
And, as well as its century-long proclivity for producing some of the world's best programming, it has also long been regarded as a superior place to work. In fact, according to a comprehensive study carried out by LinkedIn in 2018, the BBC is the second best company to work for in the U.K [https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/21/the-best-companies-to-work-for-in-the-uk-linkedin.html].
But why exactly is that the case? Let's take a look at the top 10 reasons to work for the BBC.
1. Be part of an institution
The BBC has been operating for almost a century and is known around the globe for its dedication to producing factual, informative and interesting content. If you want to work for a corporation that has a strong history, look no further.
2. Strong values
The BBC's core goal is to enrich lives by creating top quality programmes. However, it is also focused on being impartial and honest at all times, which has helped to establish the brand around the world as one that can be trusted.
3. Options for development
The BBC is an organisation that prides itself on its ability to reach numerous audiences via an array of mediums and through any number of different shows. This means that you have the ability to gain experience in, for example, documentaries, and then make the switch into comedy, news or sport. Similarly, you could start out in television but decide you want to venture into radio, and the BBC enables such internal movements. Internal development is prioritised because the BBC wants to keep its best employees happy and content.
4. Focus on diversity
The BBC is very much dedicated to promoting a diverse and varied workforce. Given its remit is to engage with as many different people as possible via as many different mediums as is viable, it makes sense to garner knowledge and insight from all manner of people across society.
5. Enhance your CV
Having the BBC on your CV will be incredibly valuable if you ever decide to venture to pastures new. If you have proven experience working for an organisation that all recruiters are aware of, you will likely find yourself put to the top of the candidate pile.
By working with the BBC your work will be able to reach countless people around the globe, both in terms of the output that is created and also in the fact that there is any number of volunteering programmes available that you can participate in.
7. Training opportunities
The BBC is dedicated to giving all of its employees the chance to develop new skills and enhance their abilities, and this can come in the form of internal or external courses, one-to-one learning, or seminars and lectures hosted by experts from numerous fields.
8. Constant innovation
The BBC is constantly at the forefront of innovation when it comes to media. The introduction of the BBC Sounds service, for example, is the most recent example of the corporation's dedication to introducing new, revolutionary technologies.
9. Rewards and benefits
The BBC offers numerous benefits, such as vouchers to assist with childcare, dental and medical care, cycle-to-work schemes, health screenings, and the ability to work from home or remotely if required. However, each role will likely also have bespoke benefits, so it is worth asking about them once you get to the interview stage if you have specific requirements.
10. Green credentials
The BBC has a bespoke sustainability strategy called The Difference, which is dedicated to minimising carbon output and reducing water consumption across the company's sites. This is a long-term project, and gains are being made every year.
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