Broadcast Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

Start Date: Autumn 2021

Key details

Location: London

Scheme Duration: 36 Months (3 years) - Continuing contract

Start Date: Autumn 2021

Typical roles following the scheme: Operations Engineer, Junior Systems Engineer

What to expect on your apprenticeship

This is an exciting opportunity to get into the world of work, earn money, and gain a fully funded degree in Broadcast and Media Systems Engineering.

You will be based in London and through a series of Ravensbourne 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 technical and operational systems and equipment and their use in the fast-moving media industry.

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, infrastructure and systems integration.

As well as being the people behind iPlayer and the News, Sports and Children’s services, Engineering in the BBC develops, supports and maintains the systems and infrastructure that keeps the BBC on air. The teams are responsible for the biggest British-run digital service in the world. You’ll be working on unique challenges, hand in hand with the best creative minds in the UK and alongside one of the world's leading production and distribution companies (BBC Studios).

What we look for

You’ll love solving problems and seeing how things work. You’ll 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.

As this is a degree scheme we need strong academic performance. The minimum academic criteria is around 112 UCAS points (300 if before 2017), including a Maths A level or equivalent qualification and other science or technology subjects, for example, Computer Science, Physics or Electronics, or a BTEC in Engineering with Engineering Maths. We would also expect you to hold a GCSE at Grade 4 (C) or above in English Language and Mathematics. Equivalent qualifications will be accepted.

Throughout the application process, we will be assessing you on the following:

  • Problem solving
  • Practical application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Time Management
  • Proactivity
  • Resilience

The successful candidate must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK. Please note, this vacancy does not meet the minimum salary requirements for a Tier 2 work visa for international applicants.

You also need to be over 18 at time of starting in Autumn 2021.

What are we offering?

  • Competitive salary £19,082 (includes London Weighting)
  • 25 days holiday a year with an option to buy or sell days to suit you. As well as national bank holidays, you’ll also get an extra day-off between Christmas and New Year.
  • Gold-standard industry training delivered by the BBC Academy from specialists and senior BBC and freelance production staff.
  • A mentor to support and guide you during your training.
  • A defined contributions pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
  • Access to BBC staff networks. Our networks are open to everyone and provide an effective way to reflect and understand the communities we serve.

Application process

  • You will complete an online application which will include a variety of questions around your interest in Broadcast Engineering and what you can bring to the apprenticeship.
  • If we like what we see, you will be invited to record a few short video answers.
  • If you are invited to the next and final stage, you will be asked to attend an Assessment Day.

Due to the volume of applications it is a long process, and it could be up to three months until you hear from us about the outcome of your application.


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