BBC North comes to Teesside

TEESSIDE University students were given an opportunity to speak with the Director of BBC North and get an insight to the work it does for the region.

Alice Webb, came to the Curve building, and gave students some invaluable advice on their route into the BBC, what BBC North delivers and how to get their attention when applying for jobs.

When talking about why the BBC set up home in the North, she said: “We are better placed to represent everyone in the UK. Not just London.”

Also in the meeting was General Manager for BBC North, Adrian Mills, and he was also able to discuss opportunities at the BBC with Students.

General Manager of BBC North, Adrian Mills, talking to Teesside Students

General Manager of BBC North, Adrian Mills, talking to Teesside Students

Some of the ‘Top Tips’ given were:

  • Do not go to an interview and tell them you can be whoever they want you to be. Be unique.
  • Research. Look at what the business does and see if you have skills that would fit in with them.
  • Do not tell them what your hobbies are. Tell companies what you are doing now. Include links to projects or examples of work.

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