Data Science Degree Apprenticeship at BBC

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Data Science Degree Apprenticeship

  • Do you enjoy coding and software programming?
  • Are you fascinated about machine learning and artificial intelligence?
  • Do you love using mathematics to solve problems?
  • Do you want an amazing experience, a salary, and get to go to university as well?

This is an exciting opportunity to get into the world of work, earn money, and gain a BSc degree.

The degree is fully funded, including any required accommodation whilst at university or with our training providers.

You'll get to work at the heart of Data Science at the BBC, all while studying for a BSc degree with a UK University and completing this industry designed apprenticeship.

You will complete both off-the-job and on-the-job training. You'll study for a bachelor's degree (Hons) with tailored modules in but limited to:

  • The use of Data Science and Engineering within the organisation to serve our audiences and story tellers.
  • Data Systems Development, modelling and Integration.
  • Programming and building/testing of business intelligence systems
  • Statistical and mathematical models and methods.
  • Structure and operation of high velocity data systems and develop understanding of operating systems, peripherals and networking hardware and software infrastructure.
  • Research and Development of prototype Data Solutions for the business and our audiences.
  • Through a series of university taught modules and industrial experience we will prepare you as the new community of Data Scientists and Engineers to help build and support the future business. You’ll develop an excellent theoretical and practical understanding of business intelligence and AI systems and their use in the fast-moving broadcasting industry.

Start Date: September 2019

Who are You?

Does this sound like the scheme for you? Here is what we are looking for…

You love solving problems and seeing how things work. You need to be the type of person who wishes to advance into a computer/data science field. You will be someone who naturally wants to be a hands-on Engineer and will feel comfortable developing over the course of the scheme to work with mathematics, computer software and hardware. We will provide you with all the training to develop into a highly capable Data Scientist or Engineer. We're not looking for you to come with work experience but throughout the application process we'll be asking for evidence that shows your passion and ability for technology and mathematics. You need to be a people person and you will develop to be effective at working with people who are either technical or non-technical.

Throughout the application process, we will be assessing the following:

  • Collaboration
  • Flexibility
  • Mathematical Problem solving
  • Awareness or understanding of Software Programming
  • Practical application
  • Resilience
  • Time Management
  • Communication

As this is a degree scheme we need strong academic performance. The minimum academic criteria is at least 112 UCAS points (300 if before 2017), including a Maths A level or equivalent qualification or closely related subject. You will have interest and confidence to develop your working knowledge and skills in software programming, algebra, statistics, logarithms and recurrence equations. These are some of the mathematical techniques required for Data Science Engineering.

To be eligible for this scheme, you will need to have the right to work in the UK.

What Are We Offering?

  • An annual salary of around £14,250 (plus £4,560 if role based in London)
  • Valuable experience working on exciting projects at one of the world’s most creative and innovative media organisations.
  • A BSc Honours degree.
  • 25 days’ annual leave and a range of flexible benefits.

About the BBC

Be part of something special. Join the BBC.

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.

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