BBC Career Returners Programme

Applications are now closed

Location: London, Salford and Glasgow

Start date: January 2019

Programme: 6 months, flexible working options available

Are you looking to return to work after an extended career break? Would you like to join an organisation that is driving the reinvention of the media while developing your technical skills in a flexible and supportive environment? If so, the BBC Career Returners Programme could be right for you.

The BBC is delighted to partner with Women Returners to offer this pilot programme in their Design + Engineering department, to support women and men who have taken extended career breaks of two years or more back into suitable roles. Successful applicants will be offered six months’ employment, with the possibility of a permanent role at the end.

Who is BBC Design + Engineering? 

BBC Design + Engineering (D+E) is the team that’s building the future of the BBC, whilst delivering TV, radio and online services to millions of people worldwide every day.

As well as being the people behind iPlayer and the News, Sports and Children’s services, they develop, support and maintain the systems and infrastructure that keeps the BBC on air and are responsible for the biggest British-run digital service in the world. In D+E you’ll be working on unique challenges, hand-in-hand with the best creative minds in the UK and alongside one of the world’s leading production and distribution companies (BBC Studios).

D+E offers challenging work but with the time to think and do things right. They uphold a 100 year history of invention and innovation in the BBC by welcoming and developing people of all backgrounds.

What can you expect from the BBC Career Returners Programme?

Who is the BBC looking for?

The BBC is 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 any of the following areas:

Software Engineers

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Technical Project Managers

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Business Analysts

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Technical Architects

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Digital Product Managers

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If you fit the above criteria, they would encourage you to apply now.

How to apply

Please apply for the programme here.

You will need to create a profile before completing the application form and uploading your CV.

The deadline for applications is 30 September 2018. Applicants selected for interview will be informed after the closing date and interviews will take place in October and early November. Please mention in your application that you heard about the programme through Women Returners.

If you have any queries, please contact