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BBC work placement scheme for disabled media workers

13 April 2015

Extend is a BBC-wide placement scheme which offers appropriately experienced and/or qualified disabled people a great opportunity to gain six months paid work within the BBC. There are placements available across the country, in both programming and support areas.

Over the last 18 years, Extend has recruited 628 disabled people. Although there is no guarantee of a full-time job at the end of the 6 month placement, last year over 75 per cent of the Extendees gained further work at the BBC.

To check your eligibility read the BBC Extend FAQs.

What will Extendees get from the BBC?

  • A salary of £20,800 per annum (pro rata) for placements outside London and £25,205 per annum (pro rata) for London placements
  • Practical skills and knowledge from working alongside experienced people across the BBC
  • Direct support from BBC host managers and a personal mentor from the Extend Scheme
  • A work plan with set objectives and periodic reviews
  • An understanding of broadcasting from the world's most respected broadcaster

What will Extendees need to bring to the BBC?

  • Relevant experience, subject to the placement description and criteria
  • An ability to work co-operatively within a team
  • Enthusiasm, creativity and a positive attitude
  • Confident and effective communication skills, regardless of disability
  • A keen interest in BBC output including TV, Radio and Online

More details on the BBC website in the careers section.

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