New BBC apprentice hub for creative sector launched in Birmingham

Date posted: January 28, 2022
Share
BBC

A new apprentice hub has been launched by the BBC in Birmingham to help more people get work in the creative sector.

The apprenticeships will be part-funded by the corporation while Google will pay for training costs when they are placed in local organisations.

The BBC wants 1,000 apprentices in the organisation by 2026 and recruited 200 in January in roles such as journalism.

Director-General Tim Davie said:

“I’m thrilled we’re going to be working with employers across the Midlands.”

“The creative sector is growing. That’s great news for the West Midlands where there are real opportunities.”

The Birmingham hub will increase skills in the local economy by placing up to 50 apprentices with small and medium-sized employers in the creative industry.

Star of BBC One’s The Apprentice, Lord Sugar, backed the scheme and urged employers to get involved, saying:

“The BBC’s Apprentice Hub in Birmingham will develop the kind of skills that are much needed in the creative sector in the city and the wider region.”

The BBC is doubling its commitment to apprenticeships as part of a plan announced in March and, of the 1,000 apprentices by 2026, 80% will be based outside London.

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi said:

“It is fantastic to see the BBC leading the way and supporting more people to earn while they learn.”

For the latest from our region, subscribe to Midlands Matters, the official newsletter of the Midlands Engine.

Share

Keep Updated

Latest News & Events

Global and investment scorecard

Global

Jul 11 2024

Newly published Global and Investment data reveals the Midlands’ performance across 5 major sectors

The third edition of the Midlands Engine Global & Investment Scorecard shows data for: trade; business; investment; higher education and the visitor economy.

Read more
Gigafactory

Economic Opportunities

Jul 9 2024

Major economic boost and thousands of new jobs on the way as West Midlands Investment Zone delivery plan gets green light

A detailed plan for the delivery of a West Midlands Investment Zone capable of attracting more than £5.5bn of private investment and over 30,000 new jobs has been announced.

Read more
5 people signing an agreement in front of a Loughborough University background

Global

Jul 3 2024

Loughborough Business School joins Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to launch global centre and Master’s degree

Loughborough University has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Transportation and Logistics (MIT CTL) to be the first UK member of its Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network.

Read more

Subscribe to our partnership newsletter