Sunday, 16 August 2015
BBC Make it Digital traineeships
Are you 16-24 years old, unemployed and love digital media? The BBC Make it Digital traineeships are now open for applications.
When the BBC Make it Digital campaign was launched by the BBC Director General Tony Hall at the start of this year its message was clear: inspiring a new generation to get creative with digital technology.
The reason for doing that is also clear: the UK is facing a massive gap in digital skills. So, the BBC has got together with the Department for Work and Pensions, the Skills Funding Agency, and other employers and training providers to create up to 5000 digital traineeships. These are for unemployed people aged 16-24yrs – and no qualifications are needed.
It is the biggest initiative of its kind. And BBC content from Radio 1 and the Great British Bake Off is being used to deliver some of the training, working with other employers and organisations in the digital sector.
Trainees will get proper work experience on the scheme. That will help employers to find digital savvy young people to come and work for them, and in the process we’ll find the young people with who will help fill the skills gap.