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Local Apprenticeship

Put your town on the map and earn while you learn with the BBC Local Apprenticeship. It’s the BBC’s biggest ever apprenticeship scheme, and forms part of BBC DG Tony Hall’s pledge to open up the BBC to people from a wider range of backgrounds. Over 40 placements are on offer in BBC Radio teams across the UK, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.

Studying for the NCTJ diploma at the BBC

Wolverhampton Express and Star's Joe Edwards and Radio Stoke's Local Apprentice Rebecca Bradshaw explain what it’s like to learn NCTJ at the BBC

BBC Local Apprenticeship: One year on

In September 2014, 46 new apprentices walked through the doors of the BBC from across the UK and Northern Ireland - all part of the new Local Apprenticeship scheme. One year on, apprentices Emily Dittmar and Josh Cook share their thoughts on the scheme and training so far.

BBC LAS: Behind the scenes at London Comic-Con 2015

Local Apprentice Adam Beckett shares his advice on interviewing the stars as a member of the press at a large-scale event

BBC LAS: covering the election

From arranging debates to pitching ideas, BBC Local Apprentices working in radio stations all over the UK told us what it was like to be behind the scenes covering the 2015 General Election.

BBC LAS: life in local radio after six months as an apprentice

Two of our local apprentices turned broadcast assistants on booking guests, being resilient, and interviewing Brian Blessed about North Korea

BBC LAS: Reporting on King Richard lll

BBC Local Apprentice Khadija Osman talks about her work on the coverage of King Richard III's reinterment for BBC Radio Leicester

BBC LAS Blog: Balancing work and study as an apprentice

Being on a BBC apprenticeship means taking on both work and study, which can be a tricky balance. Find out how it's done from two of our Local Apprentices.

BBC LAS Blog: How I went from watching the news to being on it

Just three weeks into his placement at BBC Essex, electrician turned Local Apprentice Robby West found himself with an exclusive story on his hands that was featured across BBC News and beyond.

BBC Local Apprentices: The first day

Take a look behind the scenes as 46 new apprentices start training at the BBC Academy in Birmingham.