Lighting Workshop Trainee - BBC Studioworks

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

Job Introduction

Would you like to be part of a team that brings to life some of the UK’s most loved shows?

  • Are you a fan of Strictly? Maybe Graham Norton, The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan, or The Last Leg are favourites?  Or are you an EastEnders addict?
  • Do you want to be part of a business and industry that’s growing?
  • Do you want to work and learn from some of the most talented people in the industry?
  • Do you want to work for a business committed to supporting you and your career development?
  • Is flexibility important to you?
  • Do you want to be part of a business where environmental sustainability is a focus point?
  • Do you want to work for a business where everyone is welcome?


If you’re saying yes, you’re in the right place.

At BBC Studioworks we offer our clients world-class studios and post production spaces, equip them with the right technology and engage the most dedicated and talented people in the industry to help them bring their ideas to life.

We work with ITV, SKY, BBC, Channel 4 and many others. We have sites at Elstree and Television Centre in White City and we’re looking to grow.

We want someone who has an appetite to learn, is interested in how things can be done differently and wants to contribute beyond their role to help us grow our business and the industry.


Role Responsibility

Working as part of the electrical team, you will undertake rigging, operation and maintenance of electrical services used in the studios, taking into account the relevant safety regulations . Your other responsibilities will include:

Assisting with Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) compliance testing of all studio electrical installations to ensure they are in line with company policy. 

Ensuring that up-to-date safety test records are held for all lifting equipment and that a consistent approach is taken across all sites.

In conjunction with site electrical services, you will help operate the TVC site resilient power system especially with respect to generator power supply to the studio lighting systems.

You’ll assist the Lighting Workshop services to ensure the studio operations team receive a good service and that all critical systems are resilient and well maintained.


The Ideal Candidate

As our Lighting Workshop Trainee, you will love to solve problems and understand how things work. We will be looking for you to have a passion and interest in all things relating to power, energy and electrical systems.  You should be excited by electricity lighting up a television performance.  

We appreciate that you can’t be a qualified electrician without having had work experience, but ideally you’ll have at least acquired the GCSEs and one of the vocational qualifications detailed below or similar. 

• City and Guilds Level 3 - Electrical inspection and testing (2391) or equivalent qualification

• EAL NVQ Level 3 in Electrical Installations or Electrotechnical

• BTEC National in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

• GCSE Grade 6 or above in English, Maths, Science and a Tech Subject. 

You’ll need to be computer literate with the ability to undertake a range of physical duties, including lifting heavy and awkward loads in line with manual handling regulations. Ideally you will have a clean driving license

Above all you’ll be excited about working in a television studio environment

We can’t wait to hear from you. 

Package Description

Band: Trainee
Contract: Permanent / continuing
Location: London, W12

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/1717110/55393 in the subject. We advertise all our roles on Evenbreak, the specialist job board for disabled candidates

  • Flexible / agile working -  opportunities across the business
  • 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.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the Company

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under represented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background. We strive to be the best British content company in the world, attracting the best creative talents in the business, so that we can bring premium quality award-winning programmes, content and brands to the viewer no matter where they are.

The BBC Group has set out the first in a new series of bold steps to transform our programming and better represent the public we serve. We have the biggest financial investment to on-air inclusion in the industry, together with our existing commissioning budget, we are committed to throwing open our doors more widely than ever to diverse stories and diverse storytellers. Together with a diverse workforce we will accelerate the pace of change in increasing diversity and inclusion both on and off air

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please visit our website.

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