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The BBC joins the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs

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The BBC launched a pledge to the Grand Coalition to remove geo-blocking from their website's academy section on all training and development material - thus, opening access to circa 1000 videos, 500 blog posts and 1700 articles and reaching to 2.5 million users by 2016.

The BBC joins the Grand Coalition with a pledge that contributes to an innovative digital sector and the Digital Single Market.

As part of its mission under Royal Charter & Agreement to contribute to a highly-skilled and competitive workforce, in an increasingly global sector, by April 2015, the BBC will remove geo-blocking from the BBC website academy section on all training and development material. As a result they will open access to circa 1000 videos, 500 blog posts and 1700 articles from career profiles for school leavers to Data Analytics for industry specialists. By doing so, the BBC pledges the website will reach to 2.5 million users by  2016, more than a 10% increase in users.

Furthermore, the BBC's pledge has a second part, which aims to increase job placements, namely to create more than 20 placements pa, in BBC Research & Development across many levels of studentship/internship. This is equivalent to  more than 10% of R&D staff and will result in R&D having ten times more placements proportionately than the pan-BBC goal.

For more information about the pledge of BBC.