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Broadcast Engineer

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Broadcast engineers install, operate, maintain and repair the equipment used to make and broadcast radio and television programmes.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary for broadcast engineers is around £23,000 a year, rising to around £40,000. With further experience this can rise to over £50,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Most engineers in this field work for the BBC, ITV, STV, Sky or for independent radio or television companies and satellite, digital and cable broadcasters. Competition for jobs in broadcasting engineering is intense.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
5763
1.6 %
RISE
2023
5857
  United Kingdom
2018
68327
1.6 %
RISE
2023
69422

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Engineering Council sets and maintains the standards of the engineering profession in the UK. It does so through 35 professional engineering institutions which are Licensed Members of the Engineering Council.

The Tomorrow’s Engineers website has more information on careers in engineering.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

BBC Recruitment
E-mail: careers@bbchrdirect.co.uk
Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/home
Twitter: @BBCCareers

Creative Skillset Scotland
Tel: 020 7713 9800
E-mail: info@creativeskillset.org
Website: http://creativeskillset.org/nations/scotland
Twitter: @SkillsetSSC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativeskillset

Creative Skillset works with the UK’s screen-based creative media industries to develop skills and talent from classroom to boardroom.

Engineering Council
Tel: 020 3206 0500
Website: http://www.engc.org.uk/
Twitter: @EngCouncil

Institution of Engineering and Technology
Tel: 01438 313311
E-mail: postmaster@theiet.org
Website: http://www.theiet.org/
Twitter: @TheIET
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheInstitutionofEngineeringandTechnology

SEMTA (Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance)
Tel: 0845 643 9001
E-mail: customerservices@semta.org.uk
Website: http://www.semta.org.uk/
Twitter: @SemtaSkills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SemtaSkills?ref=hl

SEMTA is the Sector Skills Council for science, engineering and manufacturing technologies.

STV (Scottish Television)
Tel: 0141 300 3061
E-mail: hr@stv.tv
Website: http://www.stvplc.tv/careers
Twitter: @WeAreSTV
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stvnews

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