Broadcast and media systems technician

Broadcast and media systems technician

Ensure the reliability and integrity of broadcast and media systems

Technicians will typically work for a broadcaster or media services supplier or broadcast equipment supplier/manufacturer, working on the delivery of TV, radio and online services, an industry that operates 24/7. It’s a fast-paced, dynamic and constantly changing environment, so you’ll need to respond quickly to problems to ensure customers experience the best possible service. As a broadcast and media systems technician apprentice, you will learn to understand the maintenance characteristics that are critical to the broadcast and media equipment, including electrical, electronic, mechanical, software, environmental and ergonomics. In your daily work, you’ll interact with broadcast technical operators, broadcast engineers, customers and suppliers. It is a demanding role and may require out of hours working, shift work or on-call rotas. Other job titles could include communications technician or master control room operator.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and DT

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience.

Achievement upon completion: Level 5 (Higher)—equivalent to foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £28,000

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