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Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship at BBC

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The BBC is the world’s leading public service broadcaster. Funded primarily through the television licence fee, the BBC provides audiences in the UK with high quality and distinctive services across television, radio and online. In the UK the BBC provides 10 network television services, 10 network radio services, 46 radio services in the nations and regions of the UK, plus an extensive online presence. The BBC also delivers impartial news and information to audiences around the globe through the World Service.

Mechanical Engineering Apprentice

Looking for your first job after leaving school/college or possibly looking for a career change? Interested in earning and learning at the same time? Then a BBC Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship might be for you.

A career within our Broadcast Mechanical Services team is an ideal way to kick-start your career in a wide variety of challenging and exciting mechanical engineering opportunities within the Creative Media industry.

Main Responsibilities

Our team provide the support and maintenance of broadcast equipment in our live studios ranging from camera pedestals, cranes to the latest in camera robotics. We are also responsible for the regular servicing and health and safety checks of many mechanical and electronic equipment our programme makers and broadcast engineers use.

Where: You will work from our central London office but may be required to travel as required.

When: Starting in September 2019

What you need to apply: Ideally you will have at least 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or equivalent including Maths, English and a relevant engineering/technology based subject.

Salary: In your first year of the apprenticeship you will receive an annual salary of £18,810 in London rising in the second year to £20,310. Following which and on completion of your apprenticeship you will hopefully secure a permanent position at a competitive rate.

The Ideal Candidate

You should be someone who has a real passion for mechanical engineering including interest in machining and small scale manufacturing using lathes, drills, CNC mills, folding press and woodworking machinery.

If that wasn’t enough you will also be directly involved with problem solving issues impacting our broadcast facilities, designing new solutions using skills you will acquire to produce engineering drawings and undertake fault finding and investigations of incidents reported from our colleagues across many parts of the organisation.

Over the two year period of this scheme you will undertake a L3 qualification with a local college; you can also work towards professional accreditation by a recognised industry body like The Institute of Engineering and Technology at EngTech level.

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