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User Experience (UX) Design Apprenticeship Level 6

Salford, London, Cardiff, Glasgow
£19,500 plus £4,918 London Weighting for those individuals based in London
Closing date
9 Dec 2022
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Job Introduction

Create ground-breaking user experiences across all screens – web, mobile apps, connected TV and games. As well as across BBC’s products: newssportiPlayersoundsbitesizeweather and Children's. You’ll work with our creative content makers and technologists to make sure all our products and services are accessible to all our users.

  • Start Date: September 2023
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Salary: £19,500 plus £4,918 London Weighting for those individuals who have London as their primary work base
  • Locations: Salford, London, Cardiff, Glasgow
  • Typically leading to: Permanent role with our User experience & Design team

Role Responsibility

Collaborate with technical, editorial and product teams from across the BBC, to create enjoyable experiences that delight and are consistent across old and new media.

Learn from industry-leading designers, who’ll teach you best practices and help develop your creative and design skills.

You'll study for a Level 6 Digital User Experience Design Degree from a UK University and The Institute of Apprenticeships in Technical Education. You’ll complete specialist modules such as:

  • Design in the digital context
  • UX project lifecycles
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Data and the digital landscape
  • UX professional practice
  • UX in the BBC
  • Interface technology and UX
  • UX psychology and testing
  • Research methods
  • Digital strategy for UX

Are you the right candidate?

You are skilled in art and design with excellent problem solving skills. You are technically minded with an understanding of software engineering. You are positive and able to apply yourself while being a good communicator and enjoy working with people at all levels. Prepared to juggle work and study while working well under pressure. If this sounds like you then check you're eligibility below and click apply!

Who we're looking for:

  • You must be 18 or over when the course starts in September 2023
  • You must have 120 UCAS tariff points from either an Extended BTEC or A-Level in art and design, or an L3 advanced apprenticeship in art or technical design. You may have a relevant degree, such as games development
  • Or, if you have qualifications from Scotland, you’ll need at least BBBB including Maths, English, Art, Design or Computer Science – and have passed first time
  • Be legally allowed to work in the UK
  • Have lived in the UK, Ireland or the European Economic Area (EEA), for at least three years before the start of the apprenticeship. Or have either pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme and lived in the UK, EEA or Gibraltar for at least three years

Don’t worry if you don’t have an extensive CV. You can share examples of your passion for art and design from anywhere. That might be other work experience, your time in education, volunteering - even times you’ve helped your friends and family out with technical issues.

Package Description

  • £19,500 plus £4,918 London Weighting for those individuals who have London as their primary work base, and potential pay increases.
  • A flexible 35-hour working week, 26 days of annual leave days (with the option to buy an extra 5 days), and a defined pension scheme.
  • Discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
  • A dedicated Team Manager and Scheme Specialist to help with your development.
  • Professional Coaching and Mentoring by industry professionals.
  • Access to our in-house Academy, which hosts a range of internal and external courses.
  • A recognised Level 6 Digital User Experience Degree from a UK University and the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education.
  • A role in the BBC Technical, Systems and Delivery team 
  • The chance to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the BBC

Application Process

During the application process we want to learn more about your skills and interests. For further information about the application process please click here

Support with your application:

We are proud to be a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply or interview for a role with the BBC please visit our Early Careers Recruitment page

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. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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We’re impartial and independent, and every day we create distinctive, world-class programmes and content which inform, educate and entertain millions of people in the UK and around the world.

We do this across:

  • A portfolio of television services, including the UK’s most-watched channel BBC One, the pioneering online-only youth service BBC Three, and our multi award-winning channels for children, as well as national and regional television programmes and services across England. Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
  • Ten UK-wide radio networks, providing the best live music broadcasting in the UK, as well as speech radio which informs, educates and entertains. We also have two national radio services each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and 39 local radio stations across England and the Channel Islands, providing an invaluable and unique service to listeners across the UK
  • Our digital services including BBC News, Sport, Weather CBBC and CBeebies, iPlayer and BBC Sounds, BBC Red Button and our vast archive
  • BBC World Service television, radio and online on more than 40 languages

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