BBC North to launch 100 apprenticeships over next four years, targets Manchester applicants

BBC North is launching a new entry level apprenticeship scheme later this Spring – open to applicants from the Greater Manchester area only and focusing on the areas of digital media and technology.

From the very beginning BBC North has been committed to playing a role in the future economic prosperity of the North of England,” commented Richard Deverell, Chief Operating Officer, BBC North.

This new apprenticeship scheme is a unique and long-term initiative that will offer a real training opportunity in the Greater Manchester area, bringing new people into the BBC as well as strengthening and enriching the creative industries across the region.”

In the first three to four years, up to 100 BBC North apprenticeships will be made available across all the divisions based at MediaCityUK. The first apprentices will join BBC North in September 2011 with twenty-five apprentices on-site by May 2012.

The BBC says the scheme will be open to people with negligible or no work experience or qualifications. Throughout their BBC North apprenticeship they will receive mentoring and coaching from BBC staff and will also be encouraged to train for an external qualification at the same time.

As we begin to make a home for the BBC at MediaCityUK I am proud that will are making good on our promise to be as inclusive as possible when it comes to recruitment,” said Peter Salmon, Director, BBC North.

Update: More information has now been released about the BBC North Apprenticeships, click here for details about how to apply etc.

BBC North is launching a new entry level apprenticeship scheme later this Spring – open to applicants from the Greater Manchester area only and focusing on the areas of digital media and technology.

From the very beginning BBC North has been committed to playing a role in the future economic prosperity of the North of England,” commented Richard Deverell, Chief Operating Officer, BBC North.

This new apprenticeship scheme is a unique and long-term initiative that will offer a real training opportunity in the Greater Manchester area, bringing new people into the BBC as well as strengthening and enriching the creative industries across the region.”

In the first three to four years, up to 100 BBC North apprenticeships will be made available across all the divisions based at MediaCityUK. The first apprentices will join BBC North in September 2011 with twenty-five apprentices on-site by May 2012.

The BBC says the scheme will be open to people with negligible or no work experience or qualifications. Throughout their BBC North apprenticeship they will receive mentoring and coaching from BBC staff and will also be encouraged to train for an external qualification at the same time.

As we begin to make a home for the BBC at MediaCityUK I am proud that will are making good on our promise to be as inclusive as possible when it comes to recruitment,” said Peter Salmon, Director, BBC North.

Update: More information has now been released about the BBC North Apprenticeships, click here for details about how to apply etc.

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