the North either when their BBC jobs were relocated to Salford or as a result of applying forSalford-based jobs.Of the BBC North workforce now based at MediaCityUK, made up of BBC staff and new recruits,approximately half were originally locally based (i.e. either working for the BBC in Manchester andor/living within reasonable travelling distance of MediaCityUK already), and half chose to move tothe North either when their BBC jobs were relocated to Salford or as a result of applying forSalford-based jobs.Additionally, there are Salford and Manchester-based people working at MediaCityUK for BBCNorth’s contractors and partners. BBC North also works with colleges and universities on trainingand developing a workforce for the future.You asked for information about the BBC North Recruitment Database – the ‘jobs bank’. Thedata we have for
relates to people who applied speculatively to the jobs bank.I will deal with each of your points in the order that you have raised them:
Q1. How many jobseekers registered with the jobsbank?
66,657 people registered speculatively with the jobs bank
Q2. How many of those were accepted into the ‘talent pool’ i.e. how many passed the onlinetesting?
The online assessments were designed to filter in to the talent pool c.75-80% of all applicants thatbest matched the BBC’s Values and working culture of BBC North. In line with best practice, acut-off score was set, above which candidates would progress into the talent pool. Of thoseapplicants that completed the online assessment 77% (38,876. people) exceeded the cut off scoreand progressed into the talent pool.
Q3. How many vacancies were advertised via the jobsbank?
The jobsbank was set up to create a pool of skilled applicants from which vacancies for jobs inBBC North could be filled. The objective was to make it easier and quicker for applicants so thatthey would only need to apply once for the majority of opportunities at BBC North. After makingthis speculative application their details would be reviewed to see whether they were a suitablematch for specific vacancies.As of 12 December, 238 vacancies were sourced purely from the speculative applicants within the jobs bank.
Q4. What were the postcodes of the applicants? Please could you detail how many for each area.
Table1 is a table of applications by postal district for those who applied speculatively to the jobs bank.