Outside broadcasting engineer apprenticeship

Work on location to provide picture and sound coverage of a range of events

An outside broadcasting engineer works on live relays of sporting, music or other cultural events, as well as recordings of dramas or music captured on location away from a studio. On an outside broadcasting engineer apprenticeship, you’ll be commissioned to provide content for TV, web, live cinema and corporate events from venues such as sports stadia, theatres, concert halls—or locations with little or no direct facilities to help the production, such as farms, factories, historic buildings or churches. You may be part of a crew based in an outside broadcasting truck, a television studio gallery on wheels equipped with the same facilities needed in a fixed-site installation, or you may be required to assemble a production gallery within a venue. Knowledge of safe working practices, a multi-skilled approach to the job and an enquiring mind that is able to problem-solve are essential. On completion, you’ll achieve a postgraduate diploma in outside broadcasting engineering.


Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: ICT

Entry requirements for the outside broadcasting engineer apprenticeship: A degree within an engineering or technical media discipline, or a substantial level of experience, three years or more, in a related work area. Also, a driving licence and the flexibility to work away from home are essential

Achievement upon completion: Level 7 (Degree)—equivalent to a master’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum

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