Broadcast Engineering Apprenitce at BBC

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Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship / Sponsored Degree (Level 6/7)
Review Date:
April 2021

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


Rotation between 3 months university and 3 months of placements across various BBC owned businesses or departments

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


Usage of Node.js, Atlassian Products (Jira, Confluence), Electronics Engineering/RF Engineering

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


Extremely, even though it is early in the scheme and during Covid-19 -- contact from line managers and systems are in place to make it a good experience

4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Balance between uni and work is good; not being on day release is a blessing

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?


Regular contact with line manager; development opportunities and talks are well placed. Regular BBC wide information events are scheduled.

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?


7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?


Courses are directly related to placements -- though placements and the actual content may be a few months apart.

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)


There are many staff networks which run regular events such as the Young Talent Network.

9a. Would you recommend BBC to a friend?


9b. Why?

The breadth of experience on offer are wide and the number of schemes available suit alot of career paths

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

Research your area of interest; Your experiences -- no matter how small -- are useful to talk about, even if you are early in your career

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