A day in the life

Garfoot, Annie
April 2004
IT Training;Apr2004, p22
Trade Publication
This article focuses on how the head of the British Broadcasting Corp.'s £36m training business spend his day. With a £ 53m spend on training and development, the BBC's investment in learning is one of the biggest in Europe. The lion's share of this, £ 36m, is controlled by the head of BBC Training & Development, Nigel Paine. BBC Training & Development is a £ 36m business, with a team of over 350 people, the largest broadcast training provider in the world. Prior to joining the BBC in January 2002, Paine ran Science Year, an initiative that aimed to persuade young people that science and technology are core skills for the future. They have ten editorial policy staff who will now be taking a much bigger coaching role than in the past, says Paine. They had planned to implement this anyway, but Hutton has made it much more urgent, he adds wryly. Skills delivery is a blend of online and live instruction working in parallel. E-learning materials are used primarily for prerequisite and post-course performance support. INSET: Paine's week.


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