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Data Science Degree Apprenticeship Glasgow

Job Introduction

  • Do you love using mathematics to solve problems?
  • Do you enjoy or have an interest in coding and software programming?
  • Are you fascinated about machine learning and artificial intelligence?
  • Do you want to learn and earn at the same time and have an amazing experience at the BBC and with Glasgow University.

Role Responsibility

Based in Glasgow with BBC Design and Engineering teams, you'll get to work at the heart of Data Science at the BBC, all while studying for a degree apprenticeship Glasgow University.

You will complete both off-the-job and on-the-job training. You'll study for a bachelor's degree (Hons) with tailored modules such as:

  • The use of Data Science and Engineering within the organisation to serve our audiences and story tellers.
  • Data Systems Development, modelling and Integration.
  • Programming and building/testing of business intelligence systems
  • Statistical and mathematical models and methods.
  • Structure and operation of high velocity data systems and develop understanding of operating systems, peripherals and networking hardware and software infrastructure.
  • Research and Development of prototype Data Solutions for the business and our audiences.

Through a series of university taught modules and industrial experience we will prepare you as the new community of Data Scientists and Engineers to help build and support the future BBC organisation.

Are you the right candidate?

You will be someone who naturally wants to be a hands-on Data Scientist and will feel comfortable developing over the course of the scheme to work with mathematics, computer software and associated systems.

We're not looking for you to come as a ready-made engineer/data scientist – just want you to have an ambition and determination to succeed.

Throughout the application process we'll be asking for evidence that shows your passion and ability for technology and mathematics. You need to be a good communicator and have the ability to develop to be effective in the working environment with technical or non-technical

Throughout the application process, we will be assessing the following:

  • Collaboration
  • Flexibility
  • Mathematical Problem solving
  • Awareness or understanding of Software Programming
  • Practical application
  • Resilience
  • Time Management
  • Communication

Candidates with Scottish qualifications are required to have a minimum of BBBB including Mathematics and English, all of which must have been achieved in the first sitting. (Desirable AAAA including Mathematics)

Candidates with qualifications from outside Scotland must have a minimum AAB which must include Mathematics, English and a science A-Level.
A minimum GCSE or Standard Grades qualifications in maths and English at A-C or equivalent.

You will have interest and confidence to develop your working knowledge and skills in software programming, algebra, statistics, logarithms and recurrence equations. These are some of the mathematical techniques required for Data Science.

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.

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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