Completion of a new BBC Technology Apprenticeship will give participants a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Broadcast Engineering, the broadcaster has announced.

Starting in September, the course will produce 100 graduate level apprentices by 2021, with degrees awarded jointly by the universities of Salford and Birmingham City.

The BBC said that the programme will ‘help break the cycle of closed graduate recruitment and ad-hoc entry level training to attract a more diverse range of exciting young talent into the sector’.

The qualification has been designed to help address technology skills shortages in the broadcasting sector, with participants covering key topics such as software development, managing IP networks and the engineering principles of electronics, video and audio systems.

Broadcast engineering is just one of many areas of engineering work.

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