If you’re a school leaver (or soon to be) and you have a strong interest in technology then the BBC’s ground-breaking Broadcast Engineering Apprenticeship is for you.

As part of the three year training programme you’ll complete high quality work placements with the BBC and with other media companies, at the same time as studying towards an honours degree. You’ll also build up an excellent CV which will put you in a great position to compete for jobs in the media industry once you graduate.

And the brilliant news is, as well as building up great work experience, you don’t run up any debt getting your degree! The BBC pays you an Apprentice salary of £11.5k and you don’t have to pay university tuition fees – it’s all part of the Apprenticeship.

It’s a qualification specifically targeted at addressing a big skills shortage across the media industry. So, once qualified, you’ll be in a great position to offer your skills and talents to a wide range of media companies on the look-out for people like you. This is a higher level apprenticeship (Level 6) and is being supported by government funding in order to address an urgent lack of young technology talent in Britain.

There are opportunities based in:

• London
• Salford
• Birmingham

The Beeb say:

“As well as being passionate about how things work and solving problems, we want to hear from you if you’re an energetic team players and good with people. You don’t need to have any work experience but we will be looking for good A levels in Maths and a Science subject. And you’ll need to have done something that demonstrates your interest in technology. The scheme lasts for three years, starts officially on 30th July 2013 with a group Induction Day, and your teaching and placements start at the end of September.”

And BBC Radio is launching a new apprenticeship scheme aimed at giving people without a university degree a break into radio.

The two-year scheme, believed to be the first of its kind, will focus on speech radio and will concentrate primarily on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. It will offer six placements.The BBC Radio Journalism Apprenticeship will combine study at Lambeth College in London with work placements with the London programme teams of the BBC’s Radio Production department.

Apprentices will be trained in every aspect of radio journalism, from how to create accurate and balanced reports, to how to write for radio, the web, and social media.

The aim is to appeal to people from a wide range of backgrounds who can demonstrate passion and potential rather than academic qualifications.

The application process for both schemes will be via the ‘BBC Careers’ web site.

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