What will I do as part of the scheme?
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) via Birmingham City Uni – 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.
Who are you?
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.
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
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.
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