12/10/2018 BBC Plymouth PL3 5BD

Broadcast Operator Apprenticeship

  • Sector: creative digital media
  • Location: Plymouth
Broadcast Operator Apprenticeship

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Job Introduction
Do you want to get hands on experience while gaining a qualification?
Are you interested in the technical side of news broadcasting ?
The BBC’s Broadcast services are at the heart of communities across the UK; telling stories that matter to people, on TV, radio, online and via our wider digital services.. Through this apprenticeship opportunity, you could be part of the next generation of broadcast operators.
Working alongside our journalists and programme makers are a dedicated team of Broadcast Technical Operators who make sure our broadcast equipment and technology side of our business runs smoothly. This Apprenticeship is an exciting entry level opportunity to join the BBC in towns and cities across the country; helping to sustain the reliability and quality of the BBC’s services.


Main Responsibilities
You will gain the following skills via a combination of classroom based learning at College (and with the BBC Academy) and via on the job ‘learning by doing’.
On successfully completing this level 3 apprenticeship, you may wish to progress your career-path into the following specialisms:
• Camera Operations/Floor Management
• TV Vision Mixing
• Radio Sound Operations
• Technical Directing
• Sound & Vision Editing
• Shoot/ Edit Multi-skilled Operator
• Media Managing
• Network Monitoring,
• Master Control Room Operating,
• Support Technician


Are you the right candidate?
This apprenticeship is all about being part of the action; whether that’s behind the scenes of a live news broadcast in a studio, or behind the camera and knee deep in a muddy field. The bulk of the work will be on local and national news output. You don’t need to have previous work experience however we would love to see examples of transferable practical skills through extra-curricular activities and volunteering.
Throughout the application process, you will be assessed on the following:
• Practical application (including the ability to multitask)
• Communication
• Problem solving
• Time management
• Collaboration
• Agility
• Resilience
As long as you have these skills, we can teach you the rest!
This is an apprenticeship role ideally aimed at school leavers. You just need to be over 18 at time of starting in September. We’re looking for grades 9 to 4 at GCSE (A-C) or equivalent
To be eligible for this scheme, you will also need to have the right to work in the UK.

Application process:
• 14th November – Online application form closes
• 5th December – Candidates notified whether they are through to the video assessment stage
• 13th December – Deadline for candidates to complete video assessment
• 10th January – Candidates notified by this date whether they have been selected for an assessment day
• 14th 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. You’ll be asked questions relating to the BBC Values as part of your application for this role.
The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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