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Apprentices from Oaklands College go behind the scenes at BT Tower in London
IT apprentices from Oaklands College in St Albans have seen the technology behind BT’s television services - and a spectacular view of London - with a visit to the BT Tower.
The apprentices are studying on a new type of IT apprenticeship, run by a partnership between the National Skills Academy for IT, BT, and training provider, NITP, whose St Albans Academy is based at Oaklands College, Hatfield Road.
The visit was arranged by BT’s own apprentices, including James Mellor - an IT higher apprentice at BT Media & Broadcast, who has won several Apprentice of the Year titles since 2010 and now manages 11 other apprentices at the firm.
During the visit, the new apprentices found out how the BT Tower relays television signals between broadcasters, production companies and advertisers.
One of them, Tom King, 18, said: "When you sit at home watching TV, you don’t really think about everything that’s going on behind the scenes. It was amazing to see this technology in action and hear from older apprentices, who’ve already achieved so much."
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