What you’ll get
During your apprenticeship:
A starting salary of £29,290 (+ £4,729 London Weighting Allowance), and potential pay increases
A flexible 35-hour working week, 26 days of annual leave days (with the option to buy an extra 5 days), and a defined pension scheme. Plus discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
A dedicated Team Manager and Scheme Specialist to help with your development.
Professional Coaching and Mentoring by industry professionals.
Access to our in-house Academy, which hosts a range of internal and external courses.
Paid travel and accommodation between work and external training campuses
At the end of your apprenticeship:
A continuing contract as a Data Engineer (subject to successful completion)
A recognised qualification awarded by the BBC’s selected training provider
The chance to seek new opportunities and work in different areas of the BBC.
Design and develop AI tools for the BBC, helping us deliver innovative, tailored content and services that are used by millions of people. And use statistics to solve problems, increase efficiency and inspire creativity.
Get hands on experience to develop your knowledge of software programming, linear algebra, statistics, algorithms and machine learning. You’ll work with BBC Datalabs, R&D and production teams and learn from industry experts.
Study for your postgraduate qualification, we’ll support your learning in modules and projects including:
Statistical foundations and learning of data science
Data management, big data and exploratory data analytics
Data science in the wild
Group project in data science
Bayesian data analysis
Take a look at the candidate pack and job description for more details about the role.
Are you the right candidate?
To be eligible for an apprenticeship, you must:
Have at least a 2:1 BSc honours degree (or international equivalent) in: either maths, statistics, computer/data science, or an engineering discipline with a high level of maths and English content
If English is not your first language, you need to be at International English Language Testing System (IELTS) level 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub skills
Be legally allowed to work in the UK
Have lived in the UK, Ireland or the European Economic Area (EEA), for at least three years before the start of the apprenticeship. Or have either pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme and lived in the UK, EEA or Gibraltar for at least three years
We’ll ask you to give examples to show you’re:
Good at using maths to solve problems
Skilled in practical programming and software engineering
Comfortable communicating and collaborating with people from different departments
Able to manage time well
Flexible and resilient
If you’d like support with your application because you have a learning difficulty or disability, please select the Extend Hub in the application.
About the BBC
We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.
Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.
We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.
To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here
Would you like to be at the forefront of creating the ML / AL tools that millions of people use? This is an exciting opportunity to become part of the team developing the latest technology for one of the world’s biggest broadcasters. In this postgraduate apprenticeship, you’ll work with the BBC Product and Technology teams to expand your knowledge of data science and work towards an industry recognised L7 Artificial Intelligence (Data) Specialist Apprenticeship Qualification.
Start date: 19th September 2022
Duration: 24 months
Salary: £29,290 (+ London Weighting Allowance of £4,729) in year one
Apprenticeships available: 1
Leading to: Data Engineer or Data Scientist