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Post Production Technical Operator Apprentice Scheme – Level 4

London (Greater)
£15,074 in year one (+ London Living Allowance of £4,729)
Closing date
17 Feb 2022

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Work at the forefront of technical production, helping the BBC set the standard for content on TV, radio, online and other digital services. Study for your L4 Post Production Apprenticeship (HNC equivalent), while developing your creative skills in assessing, correcting, re-versioning and storing content across BBC formats.

Start date: 19th September 2022

Duration: 2 years

Salary: £15,074 in year one (+ London Living Allowance of £4,729)

Apprenticeships available: 4

Location(s): London

Leading to: a role on our Technical Production teams, earning £23,334 or more.

You’ll work alongside journalists, content makers and technologists to generate, deliver and store BBC content to standards the rest of the creative industries aspire to.

Analyse source materials and content, working to specific technical standards to assess the quality and correct issues. You’ll often handle sensitive materials and work under tight deadlines to support the world’s biggest public service broadcaster.

Combine your technical skills with your creative eye, to carry out post production jobs including editing, audio mixing and colour grading. 

You'll study for an L4 (HNC equivalent) apprenticeship qualification from London Southbank University and The Institute of Apprenticeships in Technical Education. You’ll complete specialist modules such as:  

  • Video technology  
  • Audio technology  
  • Metadata and timecode  
  • Codecs and files 
  • Edit assistant operations 
  • Troubleshooting 
  • Networks and storage 
  • Data confirming and finishing  
  • Quality control 
  • Legacy technology and archive material 
  • Working practices  

Take a look at the job description/candidate pack for more details about the role.

Are you the right candidate?

To be eligible for this apprenticeship, you must:

  • Be aged 18 or over when the course starts in September 2022
  • Have completed a L3 qualification in a media technology related subject (L3 is A levels/BTEC or equivalent)
  • Have maths and English GCSEs or Standard (Scotland) at 9-4 (A-C) or equivalent
  • 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.

We’ll ask you to give examples to show you’re:

  • Technically minded, with a good understanding of the role
  • Show an interest/experience in filming, recording sound and editing
  • Fascinated by how broadcasters generate, manipulate, reversion and archive content (audio, video and graphic)
  • Able to efficiently multitask and work under pressure
  • Good at communicating and collaborating with people
  • A natural problem solver.

Don’t worry if you don’t have an extensive CV. You can share examples of your passion for post production from anywhere. That might be other work experience, your time in education or volunteering.


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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

Established by a Royal Charter, the BBC is principally funded through the licence fee paid by UK households. Our role is to fulful our mission and promote our Public Purposes.

Our commercial operations including BBC Studios, the BBC’s award-winning production company and world-class distributor, provide additional revenue for investment in new programming and services for UK audiences.

The BBC's Board ensures that we deliver our mission and public purposes which are set out in the Charter. The Executive Committee is responsible for day-to-day management. We are regulated by Ofcom.

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