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Level 6 Business Management Apprenticeship 2021

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Key Information

Start Date: Monday 13th September 2021

Scheme Duration: 3.5 years

Location: Salford or London (Specific Opportunities in outlined in the advert)

Typical roles following the scheme: Project Assistants, Project Coordinators, Business Assistants, Business Coordinators

Application process

  • You will complete an online application which will include a variety of questions around your interest in Business/Project Management and what you can bring to the apprenticeship.
  • If we like what we see, you will be invited to record a short video interview.
  • If you are invited to the next stage, you will be asked to undertake assessments and an interview with the BBC Business team or the BBC Licence Fee Team based on your chosen preference. This assessment/interview stage is expected to be handled virtually in line with the Covid measures.
  • Subject to your offer to be one of our Business Management Apprentices for September 2021, you will be asked to complete an Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA); rating yourself against the requirements of the Apprenticeship Standard to ensure that this programme is tailored to your learning needs which is a compulsory requirement set up by Cumbria University as part of their pre-enrolment process.

Due to the volume of applications it could be up to three months before you hear from us about the outcome of your application.

Please make note that interviews are anticipated to take place in June.

Diversity

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviors in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

Role Responsibility

What to expect on your apprenticeship

This apprenticeship will introduce you to specialist and strategist knowledge with a strong focus on Business/Project Management and develop fundamental competencies which will assist in furthering your understanding of Business Management and developing your future career/career pathway. This will also enhance your understanding of key issues in business, technology, project and people management and allow you to consider these issues (such as Development of Robust Business Cases, Risk Identification Applied Statistics, Leading and Managing Teams) within the BBC workplace.

 The learners will be provided with everything they need to know to successfully deliver projects in a range of business sectors and subject areas.  Learners who successfully complete the programme will be eligible for membership status of the Association for Project Management.

The learners will understand the journey by joining this programme to successfully graduating as qualified Project Managers. The combination of theory and practice will help apprentices develop as critical, reflective thinkers and lifelong learners.

For this scheme we are offering the same apprenticeship across two different opportunities that which you will be able to choose your preference from in our application process.

1.       BBC Licence Fee Unit – London – Fixed Placement

If you choose this preference, you will be based working for the BBC Licence Fee Unit in London for the duration of the apprenticeship.
As a public service broadcaster, established by a Royal Charter and funded by the licence fee which is paid by UK households and businesses.
The Licence Fee Unit (LFU) is responsible for collecting the licence fee, generating over £3.5bn of revenue each year. The aim of the LFU is to maximise long term net licence fee revenue in a way which sustains public support for the TV licence, ensuring that the licence fee is collected in an efficient, appropriate and proportionate way. We therefore deliver projects which have some of the biggest impacts on the BBC, our audience and licence fee payers.
The BBC uses the income from the licence fee to provide services including 8 national TV channels plus regional programming, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations and an extensive website, bbc.co.uk. BBC World Service broadcasts to the world on radio, on TV and online, providing news and information in 32 languages. It is part funded by a government grant and part funded from the licence fee.

This apprenticeship will help develop you to learn the inner workings of an organisation to manage people, projects and operations for long term success. In addition to learning about project management, strategic decision making and leading a team, you will also contribute to live projects during your apprenticeship that have a real impact on the way the BBC Licence Fee Unit team works and the results that the BBC Licence Fee Unit delivers. This on-the-job experience is geared to developing your Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in accordance with the apprenticeship standards. 

 

2.       BBC Business Team – Salford  or London - Rotational Placements

If you choose this preference, over the course of your apprenticeship, you will experience placement rotation within BBC Business teams varying from BBC Commercial, Rights and Business Affairs (CRBA); BBC Design and Engineering; BBC Finance and Operations. This apprenticeship will help develop you to learn the inner workings of an organisation to manage people, projects and operations for long term success. In addition to learning about project management, strategic decision making and leading a team, you will also contribute to live projects during your placements that have a real impact on the way our teams work and the results that we deliver. This on-the-job experience is geared to developing your Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in accordance with the apprenticeship standards. 

 

What will I learn?

This Project Management Degree Apprenticeship (Integrated) will be delivered by our chosen Leaning Provider, Cumbria University, over the course of 3.5 years.

This delivery model is delivered by Cumbria University for our BBC Business Management Apprentices alongside degree apprentices from other employers nationwide. You will attend instructor led workshops; tutorial sessions; practical and library based research; presentations and group work; as well as real-world simulated projects. The overall programme will be focused on your Level 4 (primary core modules including the Business Environment, Stakeholder Management, Project Planning and Control ), then move up to Level 5 (primary core modules ranging from Project Management Professionalism and Professional Development, and continually progress onto Level 6 (primary core modules ranging from Programme and Portfolio Management, Project Leadership and Governance, Change and Risk Management) learning after which point you will progress onto an integrated End Point Assessment (EPA). The EPA will be used to map your collated evidence against the required Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours.

On successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be awarded a Level 6 Degree in Project Management and you will become a permanent member within the BBC Business Management/Project Management community.

The Ideal Candidate

What we look for

This scheme is suitable for college and school leavers who wish to pursue a career in Business/Project Management and for those with limited Business Management and Administration or Project Management experience. This opportunity is not exclusive to school leavers. We also encourage career changers to apply. It is also suitable for those individuals who wish to develop their existing knowledge on Business Management and Administration or Project Management and to develop a more specialist and strategist knowledge in that specific field. 

Entry Requirements:

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 ( C ) or above in English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent qualifications will be considered).
  • A levels/Level 3 Apprenticeship, or other relevant qualifications and experience. A lower degree might be considered as well as degrees from unrelated areas if applicants can demonstrate evidence of equivalent work experience. (N.B. Unfortunately we will not accept applicants if they have already studied a Level 6 qualification or above in Business related subject. In that case those potential applicants will be rejected immediately).
  • Be 18 or over by the time the scheme starts in September 2021.
  • You will want to work in a Business Management-driven department, for example in Business Intelligence, Commercial, Finance, Project Management and Audiences or Sales.
  • If you choose our BBC License Fee Unit opportunity specifically we will be looking for you to understand the core responsibilities and duties to our external audience.
  • You should be able to communicate effectively and have a passion to becoming more orientated within Business Management or Project Management.
  • You will want to work with data or Management Information on a regular basis, generating reports, analysing data or Management Information using spreadsheets.
  • You should be motivated and self-driven. You should be an effective team player with an ability in communicating with various stakeholders internally and externally.

Package Description

What are we offering?

  • A salary of £14,400 per year (pro-rated) plus London Weighting (£4,682 at fixed rate) for those individuals who have opted for London as their primary work base, followed by an annual increase.
  • 25 days holiday a year with an option to buy or sell days to suit you. As well as national bank holidays, you’ll also get an extra day-off between Christmas and New Year.
  • Gold-standard industry training delivered by the BBC Academy from specialists and senior BBC staff.
  • An experienced mentor to support and guide you during your training.
  • A defined contributions pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
  • On successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be offered a permanent position within one of our BBC teams.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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