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BBC launches new apprenticeship scheme for London 2012

8 February 2010

The BBC, in conjunction with Westminster Kingsway College, is launching its first apprenticeship scheme in the build up to London 2012 specifically aimed at people who want to gain a qualification whilst working.

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Over the next two and a half years to London 2012, year-long apprenticeships will provide on the job training across BBC Vision Productions, alongside a study programme which will lead to a Creative and Digital Media Apprenticeship Level 3 qualification.

BBC 2012 – London Apprenticeships will provide an opportunity to kick-start a career in the media for people who may never have thought the BBC was for them. Open to people aged 18 and above, the scheme will be looking for apprentices from diverse backgrounds across London.

Lucy Adams, Director, BBC People, says: "We are looking for people who are passionate about the media, full of ideas, and with real understanding or experience of the issues facing London's many diverse communities.

Roger Mosey, BBC Director 2012, added: "2012 is going to be a massive year for London and the UK. The BBC is the official Olympic broadcaster and will also cover the Cultural Olympiad and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

"We are going to need good people to tell some fantastic stories. With new intakes into the scheme over the next three years, by 2012 we will have trained three groups of apprentices with the necessary skills to be able to apply for jobs within the BBC and the wider industry."

The BBC has chosen to work with Westminster Kingsway College because it has considerable experience of delivering learning and accreditation frameworks for apprenticeship schemes.

Nicole Barber, Assistant Principal Employer Training Solutions, Westminster Kingsway College, said: "We are delighted to be working in partnership with the BBC on the new Creative Media Apprenticeship framework, which we have customised to specifically meet the BBC's mission and values. Apprentices will have a high quality experience leading to an exciting and tangible result."

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Comments

I am currently a full time student studying Travel and Tourism Level 3. I would be grateful if you can give me this opportunity to take part in your apprenticeship programme.

I am a ambitious, charismatic and quick learner. I am a person who is willing to take on any new challenges and also have the ability to work well in a team or on my own if needed to do so.

As I have always wanted to work with people both internal and external especially in the media industry and I see this opportunity as one that enable me in the near future to improve on the skills I have already and and also gain more skills, knowledge and expertise in this field.

Posted by Lisa Williams on 20th March 2012

I am a doctor by education but do not want to practice clinical medicine anymore and would like to get a chance to cover media events related to politics, current events and scientific advancements. I am as ambitious as one can get and enthusiastic to make use of my abilities.

I would therefore be highly obliged if given a chance to prove myself through this program.

Thank you.

Haya Mobeen Baig

Posted by Haya Mobeen Baig on 12th February 2012

I live in London and I am currently in full time education studying A2 MEDIA. I would love the opportunity to gain experience from your apprenticeship plan to work further in media as it is my dream.

This is an ideal choice for me to show you my skills within the media industry.

Yours faithfully

Anthony Williams

Posted by ANTHONY on 17th January 2012

I would really like to work with kids and it would be nice if i could help doing it.

Many thanks,

Annabelle

Posted by Annabelle on 4th January 2012

I live in London and would like an opportunity in your apprentices program for media on television.

I have always been interested in this position within the television industries I shall be most great full if you could give me a chance to prove myself through this program.

Thank you

Posted by Richard Bongomin on 31st December 2011

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