Post Graduate Engineer (Systems Integration) Trainee Scheme
Our core tasks of reflecting society in all its different aspects, providing impartial news and current affairs and showcasing local and regional stories, talent and creativity are as important today as at any time in our history. There is a strong appetite for local and regional programmes on TV, Radio and Online, including award winning regional TV news programmes. Local radio stations have a collective weekly audience of over six million and play an active role in local communities through local partnerships.
You will work and learn alongside a team of senior broadcast engineers and support staff in the full range of activities including maintenance of broadcast equipment, IT support, project planning and delivery.
This is an exciting opportunity to get into the world of work, earn money, and gain a fully funded post graduate diploma in Broadcast and Media Systems Engineering.
This two year graduate scheme is aimed at growing the best creative technologists for broadcasting. You will be based at one of our BBC England locations for all your work placements and will get the opportunity to undertake blended learning through a series of on line and face to face teaching blocks at University. You’ll undertake work placements in the BBC’s engineering team at your base in order to gain an understanding of the systems involved in the production and broadcast of BBC output, and the diverse technologies that make this possible. You will work with technical teams in the support and maintenance, planning, design, development, integration, commission and testing of broadcast systems.
With Birmingham City University you will study modules including:
- IP Networking Technology
- Study and Broadcast Technology
- Signal Compression and Encoding
- Broadcast Systems Integration
- Professional Development, Engineering Practice and Research
In addition you receive extra training through the BBC Academy.
You will be paid a salary by the BBC and on successful completion of the two year scheme, you will gain a Post Graduate Engineering diploma. At the end of the scheme, it is likely that you will secure a position working in one of the job areas listed below.
- Operations Engineering
- Systems Engineering
- Project Engineering
Your original location might change depending on where the vacancies occur. Starting base locations are likely to be:
- Tunbridge Wells
You will be asked to state a preference on the application form.
What we look for
Are you fascinated by technical systems and design and the way things fit together?
Do you love thinking logically and finding creative technology solutions?
Are you due to finish or have already achieved a degree in a technology related subject?
You’ll love solving problems and seeing how things work. You’ll like having a go at fixing things, or designing and building things yourself. You’ll want to work at a local BBC England base and support programme makers reaching key local audiences. 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, you will be assessed on the following:
- Problem solving
- Practical application
- Time management
We will also want you to demonstrate that you:
- Hold a degree (at least a 2:2 or equivalent) in Electronics, Computer Science or a closely related subject, coupled with high level of logical and mathematical reasoning skills. Accredition of your under graduate degree by a professional body such as IET, IMechE is desirable.
- Bring a sound knowledge of audio, video and broadcasting principles and an understanding of the demands of a broadcasting environment in local bases
- Have a personal interest in the creative elements of media and technology
You must currently hold documentation that gives you the legal right to work in the UK full time from September 2021 in order to be eligible for this scheme.
You also need to be over 18 at time of starting in September 2021.
What are we offering?
- Competitive salary £23,318
- 25 days holiday a year with an option to buy or sell days to suit you. As well as national bank holidays, you’ll also get an extra day-off between Christmas and New Year.
- Study for a Post Graduate Engineer qualification following the Systems Integration pathway with Birmingham City University
- First-rate on the job throughout the scheme led by Broadcast and Media Systems Engineers
- A mentor to support and guide you during your training.
- A defined contributions pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more
- Access to BBC networks