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BBC North recruitment to end next month

The BBC’s external recruitment drive for opportunities at their new northern base at MediaCityUK is to close in just over two weeks’ time.

As teams from departments including Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Manchester move into the new facilities, we’re told around three quarters of the total vacancies at the Salford site have been filled.

In a message to candidates on the BBC Recruitment website, the corporation announced: “We have been delighted with the positive response to our new home at Salford Quays and we have had an unprecedented volume of applicants for the job opportunities that have arisen from the move. We are now at the stage where we’ve filled around 75% of vacancies and are into our last phase of recruitment. This means that we no longer need to seek new applications for the majority of our roles as we have a high number of candidates already.”

The ‘BBC North Job Opportunities’ general vacancy will close at 11.59pm on Sunday 11th September 2011. Those people who have already applied and gone through the online assessment process will continue to be considered for relevant positions as they become available.

We’re also told that there are only around 200 vacancies left to fill between now and March 2012 across all BBC departments that are moving into the MediaCityUK site.

As well as 5 Live and BBC Radio Manchester, staff already based at BBC Manchester are moving to Salford – including teams from BBC Network radio such as 6 Music’s Radcliffe and Maconie show and religious and current affairs programme makers from Radio 4. Departments including Sport, Childrens and Future Media & Technology are also heading North. Find out more here.

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