Apprentice broadcast engineer at BBC

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship
£12,500 annually
Review Date:
January 2017

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1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


My role involves, looking after a range of broadcast and non broadcast specific technical equipment ensuring the BBC and its partners are able to produce content.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


I have learnt a large range of skills ranging from Cisco computer networking to hands on practical skills and fault finding. Along side these practical skills I also attend university to back this on the job skills

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I really enjoy the different range of experiences That are available to me on the placements. The hard side is the intense periods of university often 9-5 days 5 days a week block taught modules covering the same topic for the entire week ready to be examined a few weeks later at the end of the university period.

4. How valued do you feel by BBC?


I feel valued as I get be involved in a range of different jobs and shows, that are actually assist in the day to day running.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The programme is well organised with 5 different placements over the course of the three years, in. Between each placement a period is spent at university. This is all laid out on a timetable from the start

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


The training provider provides limited support outside of our university periods as we spend long periods away from them meaning our only contact is often only via email

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


My employer provides good support being in regular contact and one to one meetings. They are also available to ring up and email providing a fast response to any problems

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


All expenses related to the course can be claimed back alongside the companies expenses policy and I'm also paid a reasonable wage alongside this to cover my living costs which also rises throughout the apprenticeship.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are many opportunities to get involved in extra experiences with in the broadcasting industry such as national televised awards.

9a. Would you recommend BBC to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

I feel there a fair employer who values the employees as individuals and cater for there need providing an enjoyable working experience.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BBC? *

Make sure you understand what your course is training you towards and be passionate about the broadcasting and engineering Industry.

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