BBC to offer up to 5,000 digital traineeships

The BBC is to offer up to 5,000 young unemployed people places on a digital training programme teaching skills such as web design and short video editing.

The corporation says the scheme – run in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions – is the largest of its kind.

A pilot scheme running in Birmingham is set to be rolled out across the UK in the summer.

Job centres will identify potential participants for the nine-week courses, which will include work placements and are designed to prepare trainees for employment or apprenticeships.

A BBC spokesperson said those offered places on the scheme would not face benefit sanctions if they refused to take part.

BBC shows such as The Great British Bake Off will be used as case studies for trainees to learn skills such as collecting feedback online and planning social media campaigns.

Director-general Tony Hall said: “We’ve already hit our target of having apprentices make up one per cent of our workforce. I’m immensely proud of that, but we need to keep on showing leadership, and keep on bringing people together in a way which only the BBC can.

“Our new Make it Digital Traineeship is a hugely ambitious partnership, one we hope will unlock Britain’s digital potential and create genuinely life-changing opportunities for young people.”

The scheme’s content has been created by the BBC Academy, and promising participants will be encouraged to apply for BBC apprenticeships.

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Some have called me a leader, and a entrepreneur, they say I have integrity, presence and skills to ensure continuous improvement and success in whatever challenges I face. They also tell me that I am positive, resilient and motivating. I say, I'm just a normaI guy from Gateshead in the North of England, who started as an apprentice engineer. I have been in the right place at the right time and in the wrong place at the wrong time! I have successfully initiated and led complex organizations and situations to completion and success, and I have been in some jobs where success seemed untouchable. Mainly though, I have tried to learn everyday, help people to progress and learn the skills they need to be successful. I have had the privilege of working with some great people locally across the UK and more recently internationally in Asia, Europe and now USA, where I am lucky enough to work for where I am head of 3aaa USA. This website is just me having an outlet to talk about all those thoughts, ideas and things I learn that pass through my head every day when I face the challenge of doing business. I will also rant on about how great apprenticeships are, and how you can help change peoples lives through them. After all thats how I got to do the great things that I have done, and also I am still an apprentice everyday! All I ask is that if you find it interesting then leave a comment and share what you read. THANK YOU.

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