Broadcast Engineering Degree Apprenticeship
Is This Scheme For Me?
- Are you fascinated about the way things work?
- Do you love solving 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 degree in Broadcast Engineering. The degree is fully funded, including your accommodation whilst at university.
You'll have a main BBC base, but you will spend periods away on study. Through a series of university taught 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 technical and operational systems and equipment and their use in the fast-moving media industry.
You will rotate through engineering teams responsible for installing, fixing and maintaining the studios and equipment, and will also do placements with other departments working on engineering projects, infrastructure and systems integration.
As well as being the people behind iPlayer and the News, Sports and Children’s services, Engineering in the BBC develops, supports and maintains the systems and infrastructure that keeps the BBC on air and are responsible for the biggest British-run digital service in the world. You’ll be working on unique challenges, hand in hand with the best creative minds in the UK and alongside one of the world's leading production and distribution companies (BBC Studios).
You’ll get to work at the heart of technology at the BBC and with our media partners, all while studying for a degree in Broadcast Engineering.
You'll study for a BEng degree (Hons) – with tailored courses in:
- Computer networks, networking and IP distribution
- Electronics, power and transmission
- Software programming, application development and databases
- Audio and video signals and systems, processing and encoding.
Belfast, Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Salford
Start Date: September 2020
Who Are You?
You love solving problems and seeing how things work. You like having a go at fixing things, or designing and building things yourself. We're not looking for work experience but throughout the application process we'll be asking for evidence that shows your passion for technology.
Throughout the application process, we will be assessing the following:
- Problem solving
- Practical application
- Time Management
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 and other science or technology subjects desirable. We would also expect you to hold a GCSE at Grade 4 (C) or above in English Language and Mathematics. Equivalent qualifications will be accepted.
The successful candidate must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK. Please note, this vacancy does not meet the minimum salary requirements for a Tier 2 work visa for international applicants.
You also need to be over 18 at time of starting in September.
If you have a disability and would like your application to go through the Extend Hub you will be able to select this option when you apply.
We are a diversity champion and we promote a good working environment for all existing and potential staff ensuring equal treatment for all of our employees. We have formed a partnership with VERCIDA, the UK's largest diversity and inclusion focused careers site. All of our vacancies are also listed on VERCIDA. If you have a disability you will also have the option to go through our Extend Hub when you apply.
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.
We’re looking for people to help us deliver award-winning content. The BBC offers work experience, degree schemes and apprenticeships in business, journalism, production and technology.
We’re different from other broadcasters. Funded by the licence fee and guided by a unique set of principles and values. People know us and are passionate about what we do.
You’ll also be making things that are enjoyed by millions. Almost everyone in the UK spends time with our content each week and it feels great to be part of something that reaches so many people.
How to apply
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