Broadcast Engineering Sponsored Degree


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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
BBC Apprentices start on £12,500 (£17,015 including London weighting). There are annual increments.
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Job Category:
Broadcast Engineering
BBC Region / Division:
Chief Operating Group
BBC Business Unit:
D+E: Infrastructure, Services, Operations & Commercial

Job Introduction

  • 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 BEng degree. 

The degree is fully funded, including your accommodation whilst at university.

Main Responsibilities

Based at either Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, London or Salford, you'll get to work at the heart of technology at the BBC and with our industry partners, all while studying for a BEng degree.

Your degree

You'll study for a bachelor's 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.

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 operational and technical systems as well as equipment and their use in the fast-moving broadcasting industry.

Your work placements

You'll have a main BBC base, but you will spend periods away on study.

To start with, you may be based in technical support teams, working on shift with teams responsible for fixing and maintaining studios and equipment. By the end of three years you may be working on special projects.

You will have the opportunity to work with not only the BBC, but also:

  • Arqiva   
  • BBC StudioWorks         
  • British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS)  
  • BT
  • Dock10 Studios
  • Hat Trick Productions
  • ITV
  • STV – Glasgow

Are you the right candidate?

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.

As this is a degree scheme we need strong academic performance. The minimum academic criteria is at least 120 UCAS points (300 if before 2017), including a Maths A level or equivalent qualification or closely related subject.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. You’ll be asked questions relating to the BBC Values as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.