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“A broadcast engineer ensures the technical quality of picture, sound and data broadcasts”

Playing a vital role in delivering technically complex television programming that is consumed across the globe, a broadcast engineer works in teams using their technical engineering expertise to design, build, fix and maintain studios, networks and other media equipment essential to production and post-production. In this role, your duties may include assessing and advising on the technical quality of pictures, sound and data broadcast to meet business requirements, diagnosing faults, and responding to broadcast-critical failures, as well as planned maintenance. As an apprentice, you’ll be employed by the BBC but undertake modular learning in university and workplace settings. Upon completion of your apprenticeship, you’ll gain a bachelor’s degree in broadcast engineering.

Duration: 34 months

Relevant school subjects: Media studies, English and ICT

Entry requirements: 120 UCAS points, including maths and science, or equivalent

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

Potential salary upon completion: £35,000 per annum

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