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THE BBC has been accused of discrimination after an advert for a trainee position with the broadcaster’s World Service specified applications would only be considered from candidates who are not white.
The 12-month posting, which pays £10.20 an hour, is open only to those “from a black, Asian or non-white ethnic minority background”.
The internship is billed as offering the successful applicant an “an exceptional and unique opportunity to train as a broadcast journalist”.
Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has branded the advertisement discriminatory, arguing "those most in need of a leg up" are young white males from disadvantaged backgrounds.
But the taxpayer-funded BBC says the position is simply a “training and development opportunity”, and has been organised by an independent organisation aimed specifically at increasing diversity in creative industries.
And the public service broadcaster says the traineeship is in line with equality laws.
Mr Bridgen, MP for North West Leicestershire, told MailOnline: “It's disappointing because all the figures now indicate that those most in need of a leg up and most struggling in our education system are white boys from deprived backgrounds.
“It's positive discrimination – and I thought that discrimination on the grounds of race, sexuality, or gender was illegal.”
The internship has been advertised by agency Creative Access on its website.
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