BBC Apprentice Broadcast Engineer
In September 2014 the BBC will be offering school leavers three year contracts to work and train as Broadcast Engineers in a scheme supported by industry partners ITV, Channel 4, Red Bee Media and Arqiva. This is a higher level apprenticeship that supports study towards a BEng (Hons) in Broadcast Engineering accredited by the Universities of Salford and Birmingham City whilst offering work placements with the BBC and some of our partners. All university tuition fees will be paid by the BBC, as well as an apprentice’s salary.
Successful applicants will be part of a new generation of Broadcast Engineers that will help to build and support the broadcasting industry.
You will get to work at the heart of technology at the BBC and with our industry partners while building up a fantastic CV that will place you really well for competing for jobs at the end of your Apprenticeship.
You will also study for an honours bachelor’s degree – with tailored courses in:
• Computer networks, networking and IP distribution
• Electrics, electronics, power and transmission
• Software programming, application development and databases
• Audio and video signals and systems, processing and encoding.
You will have a main BBC base, but you will spend periods away on study or work placements. Through a series of academic modules and industrial experience we will prepare a 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 and equipment and their use in the fast-moving broadcasting industry.
To start with you may be based in technical support teams, working on shift with teams responsible for fixing and maintaining studios and equipment. By the end of three years you may be working on projects. You will have a placement manager who will be responsible for your learning objectives and you will be assessed on each placement
The Ideal Candidate
It’s a huge opportunity for people passionate about broadcasting, so in addition to excellent A Levels (or equivalent), you’ll need evidence that you have an interest in media technologies.
For more information on the scheme visit bbc.co.uk/techapprentices
Salary: £11,500 Apprentice Salary + fully sponsored BEng Degree Programme
Contract: 3 year contract starting September 2014