Working at the BBC :-)

This last week I’ve been lucky enough to spend some time with some school kids at the BBC, showing them what we do and what it’s like to work here.

We (us and around 30 4th, 5th and 6th years from across Glasgow) spent some time in Studio A and the Galleries letting the kids try out the cameras, sound, galleries and all of the different roles involved in making a tv programme.

I’ve been working here for 5 years, and applied to the BBC mainly because it was local (I had a 30 minute commute to a Team Management job in a call centre), but also because it was a highly regarded organisation and I thought it’d be great to work for.

I went for a role that I didn’t get, but the person interviewing me was impressed and liked me and in her feedback to me she suggested another role that I might be suitable for. I applied for it and didn’t get it. 😦

Then a few months later I got a call from the guy who’d interviewed me for the second role, and he asked if I was still interested. I snapped a job up there as an Assistant Business Analyst. I worked in that role for around 4 years, working as part of a small team providing management reporting and systems information to BBC Scotland.

Once I’d learned all I thought I could in that role, an opportunity came up for me to work in the wonderful world of Talent. I applied and was picked from 60 applicants to do my current role as a Talent Co-ordintor. 🙂

Talent is the description given to the team who recruit all new starts for the BBC: Talent Managers manage and support the staff and I’m a Talent Co-ordintor, supporting the Talent Managers and helping people deal with HR queries, payments, contracts, and doing the kind of tasks that help them to get on with their jobs of making content for TV, Radio and Online.

It might be a bit away from the rock and roll of working in TV or Radio, but I’m proud and feel fortunate to be in the position I’m in. Working for a great organisation, working as a good part of a team and helping new recruits and existing staff realise their dreams of working in Radio and TV.

It’s great working with and getting to know so many people, and as another plus it’s great to be so close to home (10 minute walk from home!)

I love my job, the people I work with and for are great. I can see myself progressing and developing in my role to be the best I can be at the BBC. 🙂

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