Having worked for the BBC for more than a decade I can tell you it’s an amazing experience and a very great honour. It almost feels like representing your country and there is no denying the credibility of the organisation around the world opens up doors for you in every part of you career. I’m sure this is, in large part, down to the excellent training and support you get when you work for the BBC.
If you’re young and unemployed you have a chance to take advantage of all these benefits as up to 5,000 young unemployed people will be offered BBC Traineeships to help them boost their digital skills and help them get a foot on the jobs ladder.
The nine-week traineeship:
- Includes training from the world-renowned BBC Academy.
- Teaches basic digital skills, such as creating simple websites and short videos for the web.
- Gets young people ready for work with employability skills and a work placement.
- Is the largest traineeship of its kind – a major partnership between the BBC, Department for Work and Pensions and Skills Funding Agency, supported by a range of other organisations.
Tony Hall, BBC Director-General, announced the BBC Make it Digital Traineeship last week. Currently in pilot phase in Birmingham, the Traineeship is due to be rolled out nationally in the summer 2015. The DWP’s nationwide Jobcentre Plus network will play a crucial role talent-spotting and identifying suitable candidates, who will be invited to take part by their Jobcentre Work Coaches. Find out more about the initiative here.