BBC seeks to hire another six radio journalism apprentices

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The BBC is to repeat its radio apprenticeship scheme for a second year and will next week start appealing for candidates for the two-year scheme.
 
The project, which first began last year, offers six placements and will focus on speech radio for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service.
 
It is open to candidates without university degrees and aims to allow people from all backgrounds to gain careers in radio journalism.
 
BBC Radio controller of production Graham Ellis said: "This is a great opportunity for individuals with the right aptitude and commitment to take a traditional and effective route into journalism and broadcasting."
 
The scheme has been developed alongside the National Council for the Training of Journalists. Its chief executive Joanne Butcher said: "The NCTJ is pleased the inaugural BBC Radio Journalism Apprenticeship Scheme is to be repeated with the recruitment of a new intake of young enthusiastic apprentices.
 
"The BBC has designed a first-class on-the-job training programme, complemented by day-release training delivered by the award-winning journalism department at Lambeth College and assessed to the NCTJ’s exacting industry standards."
 
Apprentices will combine working with the BBC with study at Lambeth College. The college principal Mark Silverman said: "Last year’s cohort had a highly productive and successful experience and we aim to extend the same opportunities to more budding radio journalists."
 
Applications open on 17 March via the BBC Careers website.

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