Broadcast Operator Apprenticeship


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BBC Apprentices start at £12,500 (£17,015 including London Weighting).
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Job Category:
Training, Trainees & Apprentices
BBC Region / Division:
Chief Operating Group
BBC Business Unit:
D+E: Technology, Strategy & Architecture

Job Introduction

The BBC’s Local and Regional Broadcast services are at the heart of communities across the UK; telling stories that matter to people close to home, on TV, radio, online and via our wider digital services. Many of today’s media industry leaders started out their careers working on the BBC’s local and regional programmes. Through this apprenticeship opportunity, you could be part of the next generation.

Working alongside our journalists and programme makers are a dedicated team of Broadcast Technical Operators who make sure our broadcast equipment and technology side of our business runs smoothly.  This Apprenticeship is an exciting entry level opportunity to join the BBC in towns and cities right across the country; helping to sustain the reliability and quality of the BBC’s services to over 300 million people worldwide.

Main Responsibilities

You will gain the following skills via a combination of classroom based learning at College (and with the BBC Academy) and via on the job ‘learning by doing’.

On successfully completing this level 3 apprenticeship, you may wish to progress your career-path into the following specialisms:

  • Camera Operations/Floor Management
  • TV Vision Mixing
  • Radio Sound Operations
  • Technical Directing
  • Sound & Vision Editing
  • Network Monitoring,
  • Master Control Room Operating,
  • Support Technician
  • Shoot/ Edit Multi-skilled Operator
  • Media Managing

Are you the right candidate?

This apprenticeship is all about being part of the action; whether that's behind the scenes of a live broadcast in a studio, or behind the camera and knee deep in a muddy field.  You will be a fast problem solver and multi-tasker. You don't need to have previous work experience however we would love to see examples of transferable practical skills through extra curricular activities and volunteering.

We will teach you the rest!

This is an apprenticeship role ideally aimed at school leavers. You just need to be over 18 at time of starting in September.


About the BBC

We do not 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 will 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.

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