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Job description

Job Introduction
Do you want to get hands on experience while gaining a qualification?

Are you interested in the technical side of news broadcasting ?

The BBC's Broadcast services are at the heart of communities across the UK; telling stories that matter to people, on TV, radio, online and via our wider digital services. Through this apprenticeship opportunity, you could be part of the next generation of broadcast operators.

Working alongside our journalists and programme makers are a dedicated team of Broadcast Technical Operators who make sure the 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 across the country; working at the front end of technical operating in the newsroom, galleries and out on location. 

Role Responsibility
You will gain the following skills via a combination of practical, classroom and on line learning at College and via on the job ‘learning by doing' at your BBC base.

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
  • Shoot/ Edit Multi-skilled Operator
  • Media Managing
  • Network Monitoring,
  • Master Control Room Operating,
  • Support Technician

Are you the right candidate?
This apprenticeship is all about being part of the action; whether that's behind the scenes of a live news broadcast in a studio, or out on location working with journalist colleagues to send the latest news back to base. The bulk of the work will be on local and national news output. 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.

Throughout the application process, you will be assessed on the following:
  • Practical application (including the ability to multitask)
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Time management
  • Collaboration
  • Agility
  • Resilience
  • Self-Awareness

As long as you have these skills, we can teach you the rest!

We're looking for grades 9 to 4 at GCSE (A-C) or equivalent.

You must currently hold documentation that gives you the legal right to work in the UK full time from (mid to late) September 2020 in order to be eligible for this scheme. 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. 

Application process:

The online application process closes on December 15th . Successful candidates will be invited to complete a video assessment. If you are successful you will be invited to an assessment centre which will take place in January/February 2020.

For tips on our application process, please click here.

Please ensure that resourcing@bbc.co.uk  is added as a preferred sender on your email account to make sure that all email communication reaches you.

Package Description
Please note that this page is for Cardiff placements only. Should you wish to apply for another UK location, please click here.

If your first choice location is outside of Cardiff please apply using the link above.  Duplicate applications will not be considered. You can only apply for the Broadcast Operator Apprentice Scheme in England or Cardiff, not both.

D) Welsh language skills are not necessary / Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.  /   Mae modd cyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg, ac ni fydd cais a gyflwynir yn Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na chais a gyflwynir yn Saesneg.

Salary: £14,250

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.

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.  Click here  to view our vacancies in an accessible format.  If you have a disability you will also have the option to go through our  Extend Hub  when you apply.


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