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Accountancy and Taxation Postgrad Apprenticeship - Level 7

London & Cardiff
£23,842 in year one (plus £4,918 London Weighting for those individuals who are London based
Closing date
8 Dec 2022

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Accounting, Advertising, Media & PR
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
24 months+
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Job Introduction

The Accountancy or Taxation Professional apprenticeship at the BBC should be your next step if you’re aspiring to advance your career and further your knowledge, skills and experience in finance.

As well as studying for a recognised professional qualification with our gold-standard training provider partner, you’ll also get first-hand understanding of how the world’s largest and best-known public service broadcaster manages its finances, keeps on top of its taxes and ensures that the content we make gives best value to our audiences.

Working under the guidance of our in-house finance professionals you’ll develop a range of specialist hands-on experience in providing financial advice across a vast range of business areas right across the organisation. 

  • Start Date: September 2023
  • Duration: 40 months 
  • Salary: £23,842 in year one  (plus £4,918 London Weighting for those individuals who have London as their primary work base)
  • Locations: 5 roles available across Cardiff & London
  • Typically leading to: Permanent role with our Finance Team

Role Responsibility

Delivering effective financial management, advice and support, alongside your senior management team, to ensure that best practice is paramount and that robust and top-level decision-making is at the heart of the BBC’s financial dealings.

Under the expert coaching of our Financial Business Partners you will assist in the design, development and implementation of initiatives that tackle key business challenges and engender more effective financial management.

The BBC is committed to getting the best value out of the licence fee. Through your work, through effective financial planning and focusing on innovative, forward-looking commercial and investment choices, you will help make sure that that ambition is a  reality.

On completion of your apprenticeship, you will be awarded a qualification that is accredited by a recognised industry organisation. This qualification provides eligibility to apply for membership of one or more of the UK’s professional bodies, subject to meeting the requirements/relevant regulations expected.

Are you the right candidate?

You are fully versed in financial trends and modelling and fluent in the differences between services funded by licence fees and commercial services. You’ll be a practical thinker with natural problem solving skills while able to work on your own and stay motivated. Prepared to juggle work and study and work well under pressure. If this sounds like you then check you're eligibility below and click apply!

You’ll also need the following:

  • Be aged 18 or over when the course starts in September 2023
  • Be an accountancy or business and finance graduate. We’ll also consider applications from candidates who have completed a Level 3 AAT or CICM qualification. Alternatively, you may have a qualification such as the Level 3 Assistant Account or Level 4 Professional Accounting or Taxation Technician apprenticeship
  • Be legally allowed to work in the UK
  • Have lived in the UK, Ireland or the European Economic Area (EEA), for at least three years before the start of the apprenticeship. Or have either pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme and lived in the UK, EEA or Gibraltar for at least three years
  • We are unable to consider applications from anyone who has already completed 7 or more modules of the full ACA qualification, please check out our other Trainee schemes. 

Package Description

  • A starting salary of £23,482 (plus £4,918 London Weighting for those individuals who have London as their primary work base)
  • A flexible 35-hour working week, 26 days of annual leave days (with the option to buy an extra 5 days), and a defined pension scheme
  • Discounted dental, health care, gym and much more
  • A dedicated Team Manager and Scheme Specialist to help with your development
  • An industry recognised qualification 
  • Professional Coaching and Mentoring by industry professionals
  • Access to our in-house Academy, which hosts a range of internal and external courses
  • The chance to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the BBC

Application Process

During the application process we want to learn more about your skills and interests. For further information about the application process please click here

Support with your application:

We are proud to be a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply or interview for a role with the BBC please visit our Early Careers Recruitment page

About the BBC

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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The BBC is the world’s leading public service broadcaster

We’re impartial and independent, and every day we create distinctive, world-class programmes and content which inform, educate and entertain millions of people in the UK and around the world.

We do this across:

  • A portfolio of television services, including the UK’s most-watched channel BBC One, the pioneering online-only youth service BBC Three, and our multi award-winning channels for children, as well as national and regional television programmes and services across England. Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
  • Ten UK-wide radio networks, providing the best live music broadcasting in the UK, as well as speech radio which informs, educates and entertains. We also have two national radio services each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and 39 local radio stations across England and the Channel Islands, providing an invaluable and unique service to listeners across the UK
  • Our digital services including BBC News, Sport, Weather CBBC and CBeebies, iPlayer and BBC Sounds, BBC Red Button and our vast archive
  • BBC World Service television, radio and online on more than 40 languages

Established by a Royal Charter, the BBC is principally funded through the licence fee paid by UK households. Our role is to fulful our mission and promote our Public Purposes.

Our commercial operations including BBC Studios, the BBC’s award-winning production company and world-class distributor, provide additional revenue for investment in new programming and services for UK audiences.

The BBC's Board ensures that we deliver our mission and public purposes which are set out in the Charter. The Executive Committee is responsible for day-to-day management. We are regulated by Ofcom.

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