Broadcast Engineering Apprenticeship
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Apprenticeship places are available in:
Are you fascinated about the way things work?
Do you love solving problems?
Do you want an amazing experience, a salary, and get to go to university as well?
This is an exciting opportunity to get into the world of work, earn money, and gain a degree in Broadcast Engineering. The degree is fully funded, including your accommodation whilst at university.
Based at one of the locations listed, you’ll get to work at the heart of technology at the BBC and with our industry partners, all while studying for a degree in Broadcast Engineering.
You’ll study for a bachelor’s degree (Hons) – with tailored courses in:
• Computer networks, networking and IP distribution
• Electronics, power and transmission
• Software programming, application development and databases
• Audio and video signals and systems, processing and encoding.
Through a series of university taught modules and industrial experience we will prepare you as the new generation of Broadcast Engineers to help build and support the future business. You’ll develop an excellent theoretical and practical understanding of operational and technical systems, as well as equipment and their use in the fast-moving broadcasting industry.
Your work placements
You’ll have a main BBC base, but you will spend periods away on study.
You will rotate through engineering teams responsible for installing, fixing and maintaining the studios and equipment, and will also do placements with other departments working on engineering projects.
You might have the opportunity to work with not only the BBC, but also some external partners.
Are you the right candidate?
You love solving problems and seeing how things work. You like having a go at fixing things, or designing and building things yourself. We’re not looking for work experience but throughout the application process we’ll be asking for evidence that shows your passion for technology.
Throughout the application process, we will be assessing the following:
• Problem solving
• Practical application
• Time Management
As this is a degree scheme we need strong academic performance. The minimum academic criteria is at least 112 UCAS points (300 if before 2017), including a Maths A level or equivalent qualification or closely related subject.
To be eligible for this scheme, you will also need to have the right to work in the UK.
• 18th December: Online application form closes
• 28th December – Candidates notified whether they are through to the video assessment stage
• 3rd January – Deadline for candidates to complete video assessment
• 22nd January – Candidates notified by this date whether they have been selected for an assessment day
• 28th January – Assessments held this week in Birmingham
About the BBC
We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.
Diversity matters at the BBC. We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals. And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.
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