Broadcast Field Technician Apprenticeship

Arqiva Broadcast Limited
£16,000.00 annual salary
14 Mar 2017
24 Mar 2017
Role Type
Start Date
Arqiva is looking to recruit multiple Apprentice Field Technicians for various location across the UK. As a Field Technician for Terrestrial Broadcast, your role will be to provide design, build, operational and maintenance support to a range of broadcast and telecommunications systems and networks across the operational region.

  • To provide design, build, operational and maintenance support to a range of broadcast and telecommunications systems and networks across the operational region.
  • Complete corrective maintenance, demonstrating ability to identify faults and take action to rectify the issue.
  • Conduct planned maintenance in line with company procedures and standards across a range of TV, Radio and telecommunication Radio networks.
  • Assist our national project team to install, commission and upgrade new or existing broadcast systems.
  • Complete accurate and concise technical reports in line with Arqiva, customer and ISO Quality system requirements.
  • Use, maintain and secure a range of test equipment, identifying right equipment for job, conducting tests to standard and demonstrating ability to interpret results.
  • Maintain, repairs and configure electronic and mechanical broadcast/telecommunication equipment.
  • Ensure accurate records and logs are maintained
  • Identify opportunities to improve service, process or systems.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Analytical and problem solving
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Competent user of common IT systems (MS Office)
  • Good practical, manual skills
Personal qualities
  • An interest in technology and engineering
  • An ability and willingness to take the initiative and seek continuous improvement
  • Drive for results
  • Ability to work as a team worker or alone.
Qualifications required
  • At least five GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C or above including Maths, English and either IT or Science
  • A minimum of two A levels (or equivalent) preferably one of which should be in Maths, IT or Science.
Future prospects Upon satisfactory completion of their apprentice programme, apprentices will have the opportunity to progress into our Regional Operations teams as Field Technicians and from there towards Engineer status. Other opportunities will also exist for individuals prepared to be flexible and relocate where necessary.

Things to consider In order to complete our maintenance schedules, this role requires individuals to work outside in all weathers, attend isolated, rural hilltop locations and work alone on a regular basis. There is a requirement to work outside normal hours including weekends and nights where necessary to provide either planned or corrective maintenance and upon completion of training, you will be required to be rostered to be on call as part of our second line service response. From the 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. Application Process: • Online Application - Close date 27th March 2017 • Online Assessments - Ongoing • Telephone Interview - Ongoing • Work Familiarisation - 6th April 2017 • Assessment Centre (South roles) - Monday 10th April 2017, Crawly Court • Assessment Centre (North roles) - Wednesday 19th April 2017, Manchester • Start date - Monday 4th September 2017

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