BBC reveals 'Technology Apprentice of the Year' winner

The public-service broadcaster rewarded its best technology apprentice in a bid to get young people hooked on engineering.

David Hewitt, a 22-year-old student at the University of Salford, was singled out from 37 apprentices for the award as part of the BBC apprentice scheme for broadcast engineers. Tony Hall, director general of the BBC, presented him with the award.

“David is an ambassador for the scheme and continually supports his peers through sharing his knowledge and strengths,” said Huw Davies, technology programme manager for BBC Academy.

“He has had fantastic academic results during his first year and the BBC is fully supporting him to work towards achieving a first-class degree.”

According to Davies the BBC Technology apprenticeship – accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) – aims to deliver 58 new broadcast engineers and technologists into the media industry over the next five years.

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