Broadcast and media systems engineer

Broadcast and media systems engineer

Ensure that content is broadcast and delivered on time and to the highest level of quality

A broadcast and media systems engineer brings us our favourite TV and radio shows, wherever or however we decide to enjoy them. These engineers are at the heart of the transmission process from the production studio through to the home screen, radio or streaming device. As an apprentice, you won’t be expected to technically operate or produce a programme, but you’ll ensure that content is broadcast and delivered on time and to the highest level of quality. You’ll learn to set up and design system infrastructure; identify and resolve faults; ensure the reliability and integrity of broadcast and communication systems; and ensure services are always available to end users, and that the security and quality of the media content being delivered is maintained. You’ll typically work for a broadcaster, be based in a broadcast or operations centre, and work with production studios, production companies and live event operators. On completion, you’ll achieve a relevant degree in broadcast and communications engineering or technology.


Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: Maths, science and music

Entry requirements: Two A-levels, one of which should be in maths or a science, and five GCSEs, including English, maths and science, or suitable equivalents such as BTECs

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum

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