Graduate Opportunity

Broadcast Engineering Graduate Scheme

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  • Are you due to finish or have already achieved a degree in a technology related subject?
  • Are you fascinated by technical systems and design and the way things fit together?
  • Do you love solving problems?

This is an exciting opportunity to train as a Broadcast Engineer with the BBC, while gaining a post graduate qualification.


This 22 month graduate scheme is aimed at growing the best creative technologists for broadcasting. You will be based at one of our BBC locations for all your work placements and will get the opportunity to spend periods away on study at University You’ll undertake work placements in the BBC’s engineering teams in order to gain an understanding of the systems involved in the production and broadcast of BBC output, and the diverse technologies that make this possible.

Working in Technology at the BBC

The most exciting thing about being a techie at the BBC, is that the work we do matters to millions of people!

You will work with project, product and technical teams in the planning, design, development, integration, commission and testing of broadcast systems.

You will be paid a salary by the BBC and on successful completion of the two years you will gain a Post Graduate Engineering degree. At the end of the scheme, it is likely that you will secure a position working in one of the job areas listed below. Your original location might change depending on where the vacancies occur. Starting base locations are likely to include Birmingham, Cardiff, London or Salford.

  • Systems Engineering
  • Project Engineering
  • Software Engineering.


You could be placed in one of the following offices - Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, London, Salford. You will have the option to select your preferred location when you apply.

Start Date

  • September 2020

You will:

  • Hold a degree (at least a 2:1 or equivalent) in Electronics, Physics, Maths, Computer Science or a closely related subject, coupled with high level of logical and mathematical reasoning skills. Accredition of your under graduate degree by a professional body such as IET, IMechE desirable.
  • Bring a sound knowledge of audio, video and broadcasting principles and an understanding of the demands of a broadcasting environment
  • Have a personal interest in the creative elements of media and technology.

Throughout the application process, you will be assessed on the following:

  • Problem solving
  • Practical application
  • Communication
  • Flexibility
  • Proactivity
  • Resilience
  • Collaboration
  • Time management.

You must currently hold documentation that gives you the legal right to work in the UK full time from September 2020 in order to be eligible for this scheme. You also need to be over 18 at time of starting in September 2020.

If you have a disability and would like your application to go through the Extend Hub you will be able to select this option when you apply.


We are a diversity champion and we promote a good working environment for all existing and potential staff ensuring equal treatment for all of our employees. We have formed a partnership with VERCIDA, the UK's largest diversity and inclusion focused careers site. All of our vacancies are also listed on VERCIDA. Click here to view our vacancies in an accessible format. If you have a disability you will also have the option to go through our Extend Hub when you apply.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: BBC/TP/1347080/44895
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Opportunity Overview

  • December 13th, 2019
  • £21,216 (or £25,898 if your graduate scheme is in London) + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Birmingham, Belfast, Glasgow, London and Salford (Greater Manchester)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Electronic
  • Information Technology
  • Maths
  • Physics

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