The ban from Auntie

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Industrial placements are one of the big draws for T levels, the first wave of which are launching in less than two years.

But the BBC, one of the biggest public sector employers in the UK, have withdrawn plans to offer such placements for students owing to the associated ‘significant and costly’ needs, dependencies and risks.

The BBC was apparently involved in phase one of the pilot, which involved offering placements for four students in a software development team within the BBC design and engineering department based in Salford, but it will not take part in phase two.

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