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Broadcast Technical Operator Apprentice Scheme - Level 3

Job Introduction

What you’ll get

During your apprenticeship:

  • A starting salary of £15,074 (+London Living Allowance of £4,729 for London based roles), and potential pay increases
  • A flexible 35-hour working week, 26 days of annual leave days (with the option to buy an extra 5 days), and a defined pension scheme. Plus discounted dental, health care, gym and much more
  • A dedicated Team Manager and Scheme Specialist to help with your development
  • Professional coaching and mentoring by industry professionals
  • Access to our in-house Academy, which hosts a range of internal and external courses

At the end of your apprenticeship:

  • An industry designed, A-Level equivalent apprenticeship qualification
  • An offer of a role one of the BBC’s professional technical production teams, with a starting salary of £23,300 or more
  • The chance to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the BBC

Apply on the BBC CareersHub

We’ll check that your skills are a good fit for the role and you’re eligible for the scheme. If your application is successful, we’ll be in touch with next steps.

If you’d like support with your application because of a learning difficulty or disability, please select the Extend Hub in the application.

Role Responsibility

Get involved in all aspects of technical operations: tackling technical problems with our engineers, and working behind the scene of live news broadcasts, in the studios, or out on location.

Work with local, national and international programme makers to make sure our broadcast equipment and technology runs smoothly every day. And learn best practices for preparing and setting up broadcasting equipment, media content systems and IP networks.

Hone your skills as a technical specialist, including camera work, media management, audio, TV vision mixing and much more.

And you’ll study for an L3 (A-Level equivalent) apprenticeship qualification, with specialist modules including:

  • Camera operations and floor management 
  • TV vision mixing (inc live) 
  • Radio sound operations (inc live) 
  • Technical directing 
  • Sound and vision editing 
  • Media management 
  • Broadcast and distribution network monitoring & switching 
  • Handling on-air technical incidents. 

Take a look at the candidate pack and job description for more details about the role. 

The Ideal Candidate

To be eligible for this apprenticeship, you must:

  • Be aged 18 or over when the course starts in September 2022
  • Have Maths and English GCSEs or Standard (Scotland) at 9-4 (A-C) or equivalent
  • Be legally allowed to work in the UK
  • Have lived in the UK, Ireland or the European Economic Area (EEA), for at least three years before the start of the apprenticeship. Or have either pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme and lived in the UK, EEA or Gibraltar for at least three years

We’ll ask you to give examples to show you’re:

  • Able to prioritise, multitask and work under pressure
  • Good at communicating and collaborating with people
  • A natural problem solver
  • Technically minded, with a good understanding of the role

Don’t worry if you don’t have an extensive CV or have never worked in broadcasting. Tell us about times you’ve used the relevant skills in other jobs, during your time in education, while volunteering or through work experience.

We’d love to hear from ex-service personnel for our London, Jersey and Norwich roles. If you’ve left the Armed Forces, are or thinking about it, and fit the above bill - get in touch.

Applications for this position will be closing on January 31st 2022 (23:59pm). We advise to submit your application well before this, in case you experience any technical issues.

We have received a high number of applications for our Salford and London based placements. We would encourage applications for our Cardiff, Jersey, Newcastle and Norwich placements if this is something you would consider.

Package Description

Applications for this position will be closing on January 31st 2022 (23:59pm). We advise to submit your application well before this, in case you experience any technical issues.

We have received a high number of applications for our Salford and London based placements. We would encourage applications for our Cardiff, Jersey, Newcastle and Norwich placements if this is something you would consider.

Get hands-on experience as a technical broadcast operator – in the studio, on location and behind the camera. Work for the world’s biggest public service broadcaster, honing your skills in filming, sound, editing and producing – all while studying for an L3 (A-Level equivalent) broadcast tech operator qualification.

Start date: September 2022

Duration: 2 years

Salary: £15,074 in year one (+ London Living Allowance of £4,729 for London based roles)

Apprenticeships available: 8

Location(s): *Cardiff, St Helier Jersey, London, Newcastle, Norwich and Salford

*For this role / Ar gyfer y swydd yma:
Welsh language skills are desirable / Mae sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn ddymunol

Leading to: a role in one of the BBC’s professional technical production teams, with a starting salary of £23,300 or more.

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.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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