BBC teams with SGS to train a new generation of creatives

Posted: 12th August 2015

BBC teams with SGS to train a new generation of creatives

SGS College has partnered with the BBC to provide 100 young people in Bristol the chance start a career in the world of digital.

The Make it Digital Traineeship will help 16-24 year olds discover their creative potential and inspire them to take their first steps in computational thinking and digital skills.

The Traineeship includes four weeks of training in:

  • Basic digital skills - such as planning social media campaigns by deconstructing BBC Radio 1's Wrecking Ball campaign; building simple websites; creating short videos for the web.
  • Employability skills - including how to give and receive feedback, drawing on The Great British Bake Off. Other key skills include budgeting, basic project management, team working, English and Maths.

The Traineeship also provides a three week structured work placement, with the focus on selecting companies who are likely to require basic-level digital skills.

Nationally, the programme aims to attract up to 5,000 employable, digitally savvy young people, who will be a great asset to companies large and small right across the UK.

Make It Digital launches on August 17 with a webinar hosted by BBC presenter and host of TV's Dragons' Den Evan Davies.

The College is also looking for employers of all sizes from across different sectors to host the trainees and benefit from their contribution.

The first traineeship programme starts Monday August 17; with additional starts planned for Monday 26 October and Monday 4 January.

For further information or to book a place click here a member of the team. Call: 0800 056 6940 or email: suitedbootedrecruited@sgscol.ac.uk

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