BBC apprentices return to Stratford College - The Stratford Observer

BBC apprentices return to Stratford College

Stratford Editorial 27th Feb, 2024   0

TWO BBC apprentices returned to Stratford College to inspire the current media students.

Lewis Hawkins and Becca Turrell both completed the college’s digital media production course and gained places on different BBC apprenticeships.

Lewis procured a production apprenticeship with the BBC education department in Salford. He works as a junior video editor and researcher and his role includes working on the YouTube and social media channels for CBBC, CBeebies and Newsround, with some of his work generating millions of views online.

During his time as an apprentice, he has also had a wealth of work experience opportunities including working on Eurovision, Radio 5 Live and Morning Live.

Becca works as a production apprentice at BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Radio and works on a range of areas including recording and editing social media content, attending events, going on locations with reporters and calling up contributors and fading them into live shows.

Both Lewis and Becca shared a range of examples of the work they do on their apprenticeship and then detailed the range of apprenticeships available within the BBC.

They also discussed how apprenticeships work, top tips for applications and where to find more information.

Digital media production lecturer Sarah Downing said she was so pleased to welcome Becca and Lewis back.

She added: “They both worked hard during their college course and I felt really proud to know that they are continuing to develop their skills with excellent apprenticeships which will put them in good positions for their chosen media careers. Becca and Lewis’ experiences have really inspired the current students. It has shown them that excellent opportunities are within their reach and the work they are completing on their media course will showcase their skills to potential employers.”

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