BBC to offer 2012 and 2014 TV apprenticeships

Ten young people are to be offered the chance to contribute towards the BBC’s coverage of the Olympic Games next year and the Commonwealth Games two years later, in Glasgow as part of a new apprenticeship scheme.

AllMediaScotland is reporting that BBC Scotland has struck an agreement with the John Wheatley College, in the East End of Glasgow, and Skillset Scotland, to provide a year-long course for people aged 18 and over who are not already in full-time employment, further education or training.

They will be based at BBC Scotland, John Wheatley College, plus at STV and a number of independent production companies who have also backed the programme.

“Ultimately the aim is to provide the students with sufficient skills to enable them to contribute to the BBC’s Olympic output across TV, radio and online or look even further ahead by producing packages and content for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014,” a statement announcing the scheme said.

“We are looking for people who are passionate about the media, full of ideas, and who are keen to help tell the story of the London 2012 Olympic Games to our audiences,” said Sharon Mair, BBC Scotland Olympics and Commonwealth editor.

For more details of the scheme, click here


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