Broadcast Engineering Graduate Trainee Scheme (Wales)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Are you due to finish or have already achieved a degree in a technology related subject?

Are you fascinated by technical systems and design and the way things fit together?

Do you love solving problems?

This is an exciting opportunity to train as a Broadcast Engineer with the BBC.

Role Responsibility

This 22 month graduate scheme is aimed at growing the best creative technologists for broadcasting. You will be based at one of our BBC locations for all your work placements and will get the opportunity to spend periods away on study at University. You’ll undertake work placements in the BBC’s engineering teams in order to gain an understanding of the systems involved in the production and broadcast of BBC output, and the diverse technologies that make this possible. You will work with project, product and technical teams in the planning, design, development, integration, commission and testing of broadcast systems.

You will be paid a salary by the BBC and on successful completion of the two years you will gain a Post Graduate Engineering degree. At the end of the scheme, it is likely that you will secure a position working in one of the job areas listed below. Your original location might change depending on where the vacancies occur.

  • Systems Engineering
  • Project Engineering
  • Software Engineering

The Ideal Candidate

Throughout the application process, you will be assessed on the following:

  • Problem solving
  • Practical application
  • Communication
  • Flexibility
  • Proactivity
  • Resilience
  • Collaboration
  • Time management
  • Self-awareness

We will also want you to demonstrate that you:

  • Hold a degree (at least a 2:2 or equivalent) in  Electronics, Physics, Maths, Computer Science or a closely related subject, coupled with high level of logical and mathematical reasoning skills. Accredition of your under graduate degree by a professional body such as IET, IMechE desirable.
  • Bring a sound knowledge of audio, video and broadcasting principles and an understanding of the demands of a broadcasting environment
  • Have a personal interest in the creative elements of media and technology

Application process:

The online application form closes on the 13th December, successful candidates will be invited to complete a video assessment. If you are successful you will be invited to an assessment centre which will take place the week commencing the 3rd February.

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.

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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 Graduate Scheme in one location.

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: £21,216

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.

Successful candidates will complete the Wood Norton Foundation Programme.

About the Company

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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