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About BMJ

BMJ started out over 170 years ago as a medical journal with the aim of leading debate on health and to engage, inform and stimulate doctors, researchers and other health professionals in ways that will improve outcomes for patients.

Today, they are a global brand with a worldwide audience, helping medical organisations and clinicians tackle the most critical healthcare challenges. They do this by publishing the newest, cutting edge academic research, providing professional development solutions and creating clinical decision support tools.

To achieve this, they focus on their core values: be proud of our people, be independent, be courageous and unbiased, be patient-centred and customer-focused, be evidence-based, be transparent, open and trusted.

They publish more than 60 medical and allied science journals, and over the past 50 years have pioneered the migration to digital publishing and the development of open access.

The company is headquartered in London and is led by Chief Executive Officer Peter Ashman.

What is it like to work for BMJ

The company organised a mental health week, in which sessions were run within working hours to help with work/life balance. The firm is dedicated to improving the mental wellbeing of staff and continuing to raise awareness and education of mental health among the team.
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This year the company continued with the summer working hours scheme, which meant that staff can work additional hours during their working week to earn an extra half day off a week, or an extra full day off every two weeks.
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Fair Deal
BMJ have a STAR award system where any employee can nominate another employee for going above and beyond. Awards are worth £150, £100 or £50 for individuals and £35 per team member for nominated teams.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:


  • UK sites:


  • Staff:


  • Male : Female:

    41% / 59%

  • Average Age:


  • Earning £35,000+:


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