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BT Tower visit helps school kids get work ready  

11 July 2016 

BT Tower visit

TV apprentices hosted a visit to our communications and broadcasting network nerve centre - the BT Tower in central London

It’s the first visit to the Tower as part of a programme called Visit BT, which helps to inspire youngsters with our people and technology and give them an insight into work.

Our five Tower apprentices all helped with the programme. They created information packs on all aspects of their work - these are available for anyone running a visit.

TV apprentice Jake Montague said: “The visits are aimed at 16-24 year olds. Our first visit was by London-based City Gateway, helping young people get into work.”

Fellow apprentice Sean Norgate added: “It was a really good day and everyone got a lot from it. As apprentices, standing up in front of people and explaining how TV works is all part of our development too.”

Already, the programme’s proving popular – with visits booked months ahead.

BT Centre in London and our satellite tracking station at Madley are also opening for visits - and we’re planning to include more sites.

Liz Williams, director of tech literacy and BT education programmes, explained: “Almost a million young people across the UK are struggling to find work. Some require support to build their workplace skills, while others simply need the opportunity to experience the world of work.

“The programme aims to help them close these gaps and become more work-ready.”

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