Broadcast Engineering Apprenticeship

 This scheme is closed for applications.

Placement Overview

Are you fascinated about the way things work and 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.

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 have a main BBC base, but you will spend periods away on study. 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.

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.


  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Glasgow
  • London
  • Nottingham
  • Plymouth
  • Salford
  • Cardiff

You will be able to state your preferred location when you apply.

Start Date

September 2019

Who are You?

Does this sound like the scheme for you? Here is what we are looking for…

You will:

  • Love solving problems and seeing how things work.
  • 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 at least 112 UCAS points (300 if before 2017), including a Maths A level or equivalent qualification or closely related subject.

What Are We Offering?

  • An annual salary of around £14,250 (outside London) or £18,810 (inside London).
  • Valuable experience working on exciting projects at one of the world’s most creative and innovative media organisations. 
  • 25 days’ annual leave and a range of flexible benefits.


The Application Process

  • 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


We are a diversity champion and we promote a good working environment for all existing and potential staff ensuring equal treatment for all of our employees. We have formed a partnership with VERCIDA, the UK's largest diversity and inclusion focused careers site. All of our vacancies are also listed on VERCIDA. Click here to view our vacancies in an accessible format.  If you have a disability you will also have the option to go through our Extend Hub when you apply.