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Apprentice Broadcast Engineers (Sponsored Degree)

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

Job Introduction

We are offering the right candidates a three year contract from September 2016, to work and train in technology teams with the BBC and our industry partners. This is a higher level apprenticeship which supports you studying towards an honours bachelor’s degree while you gain industry experience.

There are no university fees and we will pay you an Apprentice’s salary. You’ll build up an excellent CV to allow you to apply for jobs in the industry when you graduate. Our industry partners at Arqiva, ITV, Ericsson, Dock10, BT and ATOS have helped us design the scheme so that our graduates will have the skills and experience to make them attractive to potential employees. Some of these industry partners will also be offering work placements.

We would welcome applications from women.

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Note: applying for this Apprenticeship won't jeopardise any UCAS offers you currently hold.

Role Responsibility

You'll get to work at the heart of technology at the BBC and with our industry partners, all while building up a fantastic CV that will position you really well when competing for jobs at the end of your Apprenticeship.

You'll study for an honours bachelor’s degree – with tailored courses in:

Computer networks, networking and IP distribution

Electrics, electronics, power and transmission

Software programming, application development and databases

Audio and video signals and systems, processing and encoding.

We have worked with the Universities of Salford and Birmingham City to develop best-in-class courses to give you a world-class foundation in the theory of broadcast engineering.

Through a series of academic modules and industrial experience we will prepare you as the new generation of Broadcast Engineers to help build and support the future business. You’ll develop an excellent theoretical and practical understanding of operational & technical systems as well as equipment and their use in the fast-moving broadcasting industry.

You'll have a main BBC base, but you will spend periods away on study or work placements.

To start with, you may be based in technical support teams, working on shift with teams responsible for fixing and maintaining studios and equipment. By the end of three years you may be working on special projects. You will have a placement manager who will be responsible for your learning objectives and you will be assessed on each placement.

Are you the right candidate?

As well as being passionate about how things work and solving problems, we are looking for people who are team players and good with people skills.

You'll have a keen interest the development and application of computing and the internet in the broadcast industry, as well as an interest in the creative elements of broadcasting.

We are not expecting you to have any relevant work experience but, in addition to excellent A-levels (and at least 300 UCAS points including Maths plus another Science actual or predicted), we will want some evidence that you have done something relevant to the role and have a proven interest in technology.

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 very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.


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