Altogether the BBC on the Quays will house 2,300 jobs. 1,500 of those were due to be filled by people relocating from London, and 800 were moving across from the Beeb on Oxford Road in Mancland. However only 45% are coming from London which leaves around 800 vacancies and the BBC is going to start recruiting for these very soon.
Great news for Salford? Just one problem. TV industry magazine, Broadcast, reports that “almost 1,000 staff from across the BBC, whose roles are not moving to BBC North, have expressed an interest in the move”.
Which, according to my maths, means minus 200 jobs for Salford people now eagerly training up in media courses all over the place. But don’t worry, I’m sure they’ll find them all security hats and waitress outfits…
See also Media City Dreamland and Beyond The Media City Jobs Hype