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University celebrates as five journalism students land jobs with BBC

A university has celebrated five journalism students landing jobs with the BBC.

Students on the journalism degree course at the University of Worcester have been successful after undertaking placements on a scheme its runs in association with the corporation.

Kathryn Emerson, 22, and Emma Trim, 24, have joined BBC Gloucestershire as a reporter and social media producer respectively.

Worcester graduates Charlotte Broadbent, Max Banner and Hayden Atkins have also landed BBC jobs in Hereford & Worcester, Birmingham and the Channel Islands.

Emma Trim, left, and Kathryn Emerson

Emma Trim, left, and Kathryn Emerson

The university’s journalism course has also received Broadcast Journalism Training Council accreditation until 2021.

Claire Wolfe, principal lecturer in journalism, said: “The BBC is a great employer and the placements offer our students an opportunity to become truly professional journalists.

“The staff on the course are all dedicated to giving our students the very best start to their careers and we stay in touch, letting them know of potential contacts and opportunities after they have left.

“We never forget them and are as delighted as they are when they achieve success.”