Apprenticeship scheme offering chance to report Commonwealth Games for the BBC

THE chance to report for the BBC during the Commonwealth Games is to be provided to ten people currently neither in work nor in training or education.

Ten, year-long ‘apprenticeships in creative and digital media’ are being created in a partnership involving BBC Scotland, STV and the John Wheatley College in Glasgow. Various independent TV production companies are also expected to get involved. The apprenticeship content has been devised by the creative industries sector skills body, Skillset.

A similar scheme was launched last year, with the Olympic Games as the target event.

Says a statement issued by the BBC: “Ultimately the aim is to provide the students with sufficient skills to enable them to contribute to the BBC’s 2014 Commonwealth Games output from Glasgow across television, radio, online and supporting areas.

“This year, BBC Scotland worked with John Wheatley College on a similar apprenticeship scheme because the college has considerable experience of supporting apprenticeship training which is essential in helping develop personal and employability skills.

“Now the search is on to find a fresh batch of apprentices for the 2013 scheme.”

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