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Broadcast Operator Apprentice - BBC NI

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

Job Introduction

Are you interested in the technical side of broadcasting?

This opportunity in Belfast could be for you!

The BBC’s Broadcast services are at the heart of communities across the UK; telling stories that matter to people, on TV, radio, online and via our wider digital services. Through this apprenticeship opportunity, you could be part of the next generation of broadcast operators.

Working alongside our programme makers our Technical Operators provide the craft and technical support skills to help bring the stories and programmes to life.

This Apprenticeship is an exciting entry level opportunity to join BBC Northern Ireland; from the cut and thrust of news, the highs and lows of sport, quizzes, comedy, music and entertainment, Broadcast Operators are involved in all aspects of our TV and Radio output.

Role Responsibility

On successfully completing this apprenticeship, you may wish to progress your career-path into the following specialisms:

  • Camera Operations/Floor Management
  • TV Vision Mixing
  • Radio Sound Operations
  • Technical Directing
  • Sound & Vision Editing
  • Shoot/ Edit Multi-skilled Operator
  • Media Managing
  • Network Monitoring
  • Master Control Room Operating,
  • Support Technician

Are you the right candidate?

This apprenticeship is all about being part of the action. You don't need to have previous work experience however we do want to see your passion and drive to do this type of exciting and demanding work shine through.

We would love to see examples of any transferable practical skills that you may have through a related hobby or interest, other extra-curricular activities and volunteering.

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

  • Practical application (including the ability to multitask)
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Time management
  • Collaboration
  • Agility
  • Resilience
  • Self-awareness

As long as you have these skills, we can teach you the rest!

We’re looking for grades 9 to 4 (A-C) at GCSE in English and Maths or equivalent.

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

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. 

Salary: £14,250

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. You’ll be asked questions relating to the BBC Values as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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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