New and Diverse Talent

"It’s different to other companies I’ve worked in, it’s just so big, there’s so many different jobs and so many different kinds of people you come across"

Be yourself in the team that's shaping the future of media

The BBC is open and welcoming to everyone. We combine a uniquely diverse set of skills from broadcast engineers to UX designers - some of us take pride in specialist technical subjects, some are fiercely creative.

There are thriving LGBT, BAME, and Women in STEM groups that get support and investment from the BBC to develop and reach out to others. The BBC is second in the 2018 LinkedIn Top Companies list. We’re proud of our diversity but we know we have to keep working at it.

BBC D+E has teams in London, Salford, Cardiff, Glasgow and Belfast (plus offices in over 40 countries worldwide) and strong connections in local communities wherever we are.

We are entering a uniquely exciting period of reinvention and development in the BBC - you can be a part of it. There are numerous paths and whichever you take, you’ll always be supported.

Apprenticeship & Training Schemes

Whether you are a graduate, school leaver or looking for the opportunity to change your career, our new talent schemes could kick start your passion into a job that you love.

  • What are you most passionate about? 
  • Where could your skills take you? 

Step into Tech Scheme

Our Step into Tech programme is the ideal opportunity for women wanting to get into Software Engineering. It's a free 14 week (part-time) training programme, with our first pilot delivered onsite at BBC Media City in Salford. Students will be taught the basic concepts around software engineering and at the end of the course will have the necessary skills needed to apply for an entry level software engineer role within the BBC Design + Engineering Division.

Not only will this scheme be open to external applicants, but also to BBC employees and this will encourage progression from other areas of the BBC into the Design+Engineering division. Please email our new talent scheme for enquiries on future programmes at

Find out more about the Step Into Tech scheme

Read and listen to feedback from participants in the Step into Tech pilot scheme

Step into Tech is a D+E initiative to make a positive impact on gender balance in our software engineering community. It's essential that organisations like ourselves make positive interventions like this to take on the challenge of gender diversity within the technology sector. This isn't all we need to do; much more is required, and it's great to see us turn this idea into action.

Matt Grest, Director of Platform at the BBC, is proud to have been a part of the Step into Tech scheme

It's been fantastic to track the progress of this first cohort of 16 women as they made their way through the initial selection stage on to the training programme and then to see how much they have all learned when they presented their projects on graduation evening. It makes me very proud to be the sponsor of this initiative, something that's going to make a real impact; I can't wait to meet our next intake!

Sue Mosley, HR Business Partner at the BBC, is looking forward to delivering the next Step into Tech programme

The success of this programme is evidence that there are other routes into software engineering as well as the traditional routes; as long as the key behaviours can be demonstrated the technical skills can be taught. I know from speaking to all of the students that many do feel that the Step into Tech programme really has been a life changing experience and opened up a new world of opportunities that some thought were out of reach. I am so proud to have to have been the project lead in getting this programme off the ground and to experience first-hand the positive impact this has had with our first cohort and the teams across Design + Engineering. I look forwarding to planning the next one!

The 1st cohort describe their experience of learning about software engineering
Team members involved in the programme giving their feedback on the first cohort

Career Returners Programme

We are looking for talented individuals who have been on a career break for 2 or more years; for childcare, eldercare or other reasons. You may have been working on a self-employed or small-scale basis to fit around your other commitments or have not done any paid work for a number of years. Successful candidates will have prior mid to senior level experience in the roles specified. Please email the resourcing team for enquiries on future programmes at