Chloe Bartlett, Global Brand Coordinator, BBC Studios

How did studying at Pearson College London help you get into the world of business?

Through working at the BBC full time and studying with Pearson 1 day a week over an accelerated period of 2 years it gave me the opportunity to understand how to apply theory to real life practices in an intense environment. The skills learnt from managing both challenging but rewarding paths that Pearson and the BBC gave me it made the transition into my current job role easier.

Where have you gone on to work and what is your role?

I have been fortunate enough to keep working with the BBC as a Global Brand Coordinator within the Children’s team at BBC Studios.

What are you working on at the moment?

I am supporting and managing the key franchise children brands for BBC Studios, implementing them into different territories around the world,  working with some amazing global, internal and external teams to help land the brands with great success into the localised areas.

What do you enjoy most about working for BBC?

Firstly, I love the content that the BBC produces, particularly in my role currently I really enjoy watching brilliant, creator led programmes grow in wider markets and being loved by all.It has always been a great experience to be part of a bigger picture where there is so much opportunity for growth both personally and professionally and each day feels like an exciting new challenge.

What is your day to day life like as a Global Brand Coordinator?

One thing I love about my role is that no day is the same, in an ever changing world each day brings new ways we can develop our brands. Each week there are early and late calls with different regions to discuss their brand plans and how we can all work together to build success for these brands as well as providing assets that will help them to grow.

What was your favourite part of studying at Pearson College London?

enjoyed working with such like-minded individuals, all having chosen the route away from a traditional university but being dedicated to the success that the challenge could result in. Lots of my friends who went to a traditional university struggled to understand the concept of going to university 1 day a week for 2 years but also working full time because it didn’t have the same party feel they had a university. Though I am so pleased I never went down that route, Pearson College London gave me the opportunity to fast track my education whilst jumping straight into the world of work whilst still having fun at the same time. 

If you had to sum up your time at Pearson College London in one word, what would it be and why?

Eye-opening - Pearson has given me a whole new perspective on what studying in an innovative environment can do for individuals who want to work hard. I never knew what degree apprenticeships were before Pearson but I am so glad I found out. The  valuable skills learnt from both university and work during the entry point into my career have built the foundations for my future so I am incredibly grateful.

What lessons have you learnt during your time studying and your time working in business?

That the hard work will result in success and that the feeling of pride from looking at what you have achieved completely outweighs the feeling of struggle. - That lesson can be applied to any situation now and helps me to work harder at my job to produce something I can be proud of.

What advice would you give to students looking to start a career within the business industry?

Dig deep to find your passion, it may not be the passion you will have forever but find something within what you are doing that ignites your motivation. It helps you to not forget why you started this journey, days can be challenging and you might feel like the hard work is leading nowhere but by having a passion for what you are doing and what you want to achieve it helps you stay on that path to success.

What's your favourite brand and why?

I may be totally bias but my favourite brand is one that I am working on at the moment, Hey Duggee!  It’s a gorgeously crafted preschool animation that has captured the hearts of children and parents around the world. I am totally fascinated by the unique level of engagement this has with parents and it is only getting started in its success so I am super excited to be working on such a lovely brand.

What course did you study?

Business Management (Chartered Managers Degree Apprenticeship)

Pearson College London gave me the opportunity to fast track my education whilst jumping straight into the world of work whilst still having fun at the same time.

Chloe Bartlett, Global Brand Coordinator, BBC