BBC to remove educational information from CVs

The BBC has committed to removing university degrees and school education from CVs of potential applicants.

According to reports, the organisation may also set targets regarding the socioeconomic class of its workforce, after an internal survey revealed the extent of privilege among its staff.

Their survey found that 61% of its employees had parents who were in or had been in higher managerial positions and professional occupations – double the national average.

Meanwhile 17% of BBC staff and 25% of the BBC management team went to private school, significantly above the UK average of 7%, while 52% of staff had parents with university degrees, also above national averages.

The organisation’s director of radio and education James Purnell announced the findings at the Royal Television Society (RTS) convention in Cambridge, where he also revealed the BBC is considering introducing targets regarding the class of its workforce. 

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