Apprentice Field Technician - Foundation Degree (Level 5)



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Annual wage £16,000.00
37.5 hours per week Normal working hours for this role are 37.5 hours per week. We support our customer services 24/7 365 days of the year and therefore there will be a requirement to be part of an on-call rota covering nights and weekends
duration: 36 months
start: 14 September 2020
SO21 2QA
Foundation Degree (Level 5)
Broadcast and Media Systems Technician (apprenticeship standard)
27 April 2020 (application closing date)
Our Field Technicians provide second line field-based maintenance activities that support our broadcast infrastructure network across the UK. You will be based at one of our regional Service Centres and will be required to travel across that region to provide maintenance support and ensure the integrity of our customer services.


What will the apprentice be doing?

This is an exciting opportunity to combine study with real work-based experience and learning to enable you to gain a Level 5 Apprenticeship in Broadcast and Communications Engineering.? Given you will have paid employment?status,?you will not pay any training costs or tuition fees.?? 

This programme has been specifically designed with specialist employers in this area including Arqiva, the BBC, ITV, BT Group and Sky, and covers all aspects of TV, radio and media systems from capturing content to distributing it to users. The course will provide you with a varied?skillset, preparing you for the ever-changing world of broadcast and media, equipping you with the skills you’ll need for a successful career.?

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Our programme is delivered over 3 years via a block-based learning structure, which means you will spend up to 14 weeks per year at college alongside your fellow apprentices and with full accommodation support from Arqiva whilst at college.  You will also attend an Induction course to gain an introduction to our business and our broadcasting infrastructure and attend other relevant technical training required specifically by your role. Outside of these training blocks, you will be able to put your learning into practice in the live working environment. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We have a very high retention rate for our apprentices post qualification. We have good examples of apprentices moving across the Arqiva career structure into specialised technical roles or into management. Your learning and development doesn't end with your apprenticeship!

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, • An interest in technology.

Qualifications Required

A Level or equivalent any subject (Grade C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths, Science or Technical subject (Grade C) Essential
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