Camera Trainee (Casualty)

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

Job Introduction

Do you proven knowledge of camera engineering and the working of camera equipment?  Are you passionate about Drama?  Ready for the opportunity to progress your career?   Then this is the role for you!

Multi award-winning drama series about the staff and patients at the Holby City Emergency Department, charting the ups and downs in their personal and professional lives whilst tackling many controversial and taboo issues. Through great writing and visual flair the show balances gritty realism with high drama to keep its millions of dedicated viewers coming back for more, on-screen and on-line, week in week out.

Becoming integral member of the Camera Department of a Continuous Drama is relentlessly challenging and diverse. Refining your ingenuity and problem solving to keep the show rolling. The fast paced and varied  nature of Casualty nurtures development in all areas of the profession. Being a Medical Drama creates challenging stunts, current medical storylines and long running character development.

The most junior role in the camera department, the Junior Camera Assistant will provide a basic level of support to the camera team. The successful candidate will have a basic knowledge of camera equipment.

Role Responsibility

Your Key Responsibilities will be –

  • Support all members of the camera team in their duties and responsibilities;
  • Under supervision support work on the rigging, de-rigging and preparation of electronic cameras and equipment including line-up and checking equipment performance and safety
  • Support the operation of an electronic camera according to the briefing and cueing, to obtain television pictures to meet the artistic and technical requirements of the production
  • Support the operation or direction of camera mountings and associated cabling to meet the artistic and technical requirements of the production
  • Assist in the resolution of operational problems of camera position, and movement and shot feasibility
  • An understanding of the development of techniques associated with new equipment and production demands
  • Filling out of camera reports if required;
  • Following appropriate training, assist the team in their performance of general operational duties including:
  • Sound, camera and vision systems rigging, movement and de-rigging
  • Monitor, projection equipment, prompting devices rigging, movement and de-rigging
  • Cable handling

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following –

  • Proven knowledge of camera engineering
  • Proven knowledge of the working of camera equipment
  • Knowledge of relevant Health & Safety guidelines and Legislation
  • Willingness to learn and enthusiasm for the craft of camera
  • Experience of carrying out instructions with great accuracy and attention to detail
  • Experience of working under pressure and in stressful situations
  • Experience of dealing with range of individuals
  • A valid and clean driving licence
  • Proven knowledge of TV Productions and production processes


Package Description

For this role  /  Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

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

Contracts:       2 x 12 Month FTC / Attachments

Band:               A

Location:         BBC Roath Lock, Cardiff Bay

**Please note that this is a standard Studios Production contract and potentially can involve up to 55 hours per week **

We are really proud to share that we are a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and so if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply please do contact us on with ref: BBC/TP/224227/58173 in the subject.

We advertise all our roles on Evenbreak, the specialist job board for disabled candidates.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English. 

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.

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, sexuality, social 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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