Work experience should employ the best person for the job

June 25, 2015 9:56 AM

The Express has a story today on how a week's work experience at the BBC was advertised on myinternswap.com, a website which many worry means that work experience is becoming ever more dependant on how 'high-up' your parents are.

Our Chief Executive Jonathan Isaby is quoted in the article saying:

Nepotism is never a good thing, and employees at the BBC should refrain from engaging in it. The BBC, like any other organisation funded by taxpayers or Licence Fee payers, should offer work experience and indeed permanent roles on the basis of employing the best person at a salary that offers value for money, regardless of their parental contacts.

The placement has since been taken down. You can read the full article here.

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