The BBC has launched a new training scheme to get more women into software engineering roles.

The 14 week programme will teach women how to work with websites, applications, cloud-based services and databases as well as introducing candidates to coding and responsive design.

The BBC says it has been designed for women who may be returning to work after a break, college leavers and career changers.

Following a pilot last year, the Step into Tech scheme aims to help increase the number of women working in the technology sector.

BBC chief technology and product officer Matthew Postgate said: “Women are underrepresented in the sector overall and the BBC, like many other employers in the industry, want to change this.

“This scheme gives the perfect grounding to women from all walks of life for a new career in technology.”

Applicants can apply through the BBC careers page.

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