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Broadcast Engineering Degree Apprentice Scheme (Wales)

Job Introduction

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.

Role Responsibility

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.

Your degree

You'll study for a BEng 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.
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 and 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).

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.

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
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Time Management
  • Proactivity
  • Resilience
  • Self-awareness

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 and other science or technology subjects desirable. 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.

Application process:

The online application closes on the 6th December.  Successful candidates will be invited to complete a video assessment and game-based assessment. If you are successful you will be invited to an assessment centre which will take place the week commencing the 27th January.

If you have a disability and would like your application to go through the Extend Hub you will be able to select this option when you apply.

For tips on our application process, please click here.

Please ensure that resourcing@bbc.co.uk is added as a preferred sender on your email account to make sure that all email communication reaches you.

Package Description

Please note that this page is for Cardiff placements only. Should you wish to apply for another UK location, please click here.

If your first choice location is outside of Cardiff please apply using the link above. Duplicate applications will not be considered. You can only apply for the Broadcast Engineering Apprentice Scheme in England or Cardiff, not both.

D) Welsh language skills are not necessary / Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.  /   Mae modd cyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg, ac ni fydd cais a gyflwynir yn Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na chais a gyflwynir yn Saesneg.

Salary: £14,250

You must currently hold documentation that gives you the legal right to work in the UK full time from September 2020 in order to be eligible for this scheme. You also need to be over 18 at time of starting in September 2020.

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.

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.

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