BBC Local Radio Apprentices Complete Training
Local radio apprentices are preparing for the next step in their careers after gaining their journalism qualifications through a BBC scheme giving people a chance to break into radio.
A total of 44 apprentices, who are working as broadcast assistants at radio stations across the UK, successfully completed their NCTJ Journalism training.
They were presented with their certificates by NCTJ chief executive Joanne Butcher and BBC director-general Tony Hall at an event at BBC Birmingham on Friday 26 February. The apprentices earned their NCTJ Level 3 Diploma in Journalism Practice and Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Journalism certificates. Seven apprentices also received an NCTJ certificate for passing their 60 words per minute shorthand exam. The BBC local radio apprenticeship scheme is the largest scheme of its kind ever run by the BBC, with 46 apprentices recruited and placed at local and national stations across the UK. The apprentices took part in block-release NCTJ journalism training in Birmingham provided by the BBC Academy and City of Wolverhampton College.