IT’S second time lucky for Stratford College student Becca Turrell – as she is off to the BBC.
The 19-year-old digital media production student has been offered a BBC local radio apprenticeship.
But this was not her first application. She first applied for a BBC apprenticeship after she began on an early tears course at a different college and realised it wasn’t for her.
But despite being unsuccessful, she knew she had found her passion in media so started at Stratford College on the digital media production course.
Media students at the college have access to a state-of-the-art TV and radio studio and develop skills in a range of areas such as writing, directing, editing, camera operation, presenting and much more.
Throughout her time at college, Becca was able to try out all these related areas to see where her passion lay. After creating episodes of a TV show and podcasts for various projects, she realised her dream job was to be a radio or TV presenter and decided to try again for the BBC apprenticeship.
And Becca said her college learning played a huge part in successfully applying to the BBC second time around.
She continued: “I definitely think completing my course gave me a better application. It gave me the experience I needed and examples of how I have applied my skills practically in my work.
“I especially developed my persistence and perseverance skills as well as being more creative.”
The apprenticeship will be based primarily in Coventry, with some work in Birmingham and Salford, and will last for eighteen months, with the chance to apply for internal vacancies upon completion.
Becca added: “I knew this is the way that I wanted to go. This apprenticeship was what I wanted to do. I am passionate about creating work that is representative and allows people’s voices to be heard and this apprenticeship will help me towards a career that will help me do that.”