New BBC apprenticeship launches

The BBC has announced it is to partner with Birmingham City University to launch a new apprenticeship scheme aimed at training the next generation of TV and radio engineers. Birmingha, City was chosen as the BBC’s partner provider for the specialist Higher Level apprenticeship, which gives students real-world experience as well as equipping them with a degree.

Huw Davies, Programme Manager for BBC Academy, said “Birmingham City University put forward a tailored proposal that aligned very well with our industry designed apprenticeship scheme. Also, with the University’s recent reorganisation and convergence of teaching faculties they are aligning ever closer.

“Technology is evolving the digital landscape and the BBC need to be an ‘Internet Fit’ organisation for our global audiences. Our new talent to come from apprenticeships like this will drive the future of technology across the UK creative media industry.”

 

‘Set up for a long and successful future in the industry’

Simon Handley, Associate Dean for Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment at Birmingham City University, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as the BBC’s provider for this course and even more pleased to have opened our doors to these 20 new students.

“Giving young people the education and training they need for a career is one of the most important roles a university serves, and these kind of higher level apprenticeships are a really important way for us to do that.

“Over the next three years the skills, experience and training these students receive, in both the University and the BBC, will set them up for a long and successful future in the industry.”