Jack thrilled about BBC opportunity
7 January 2015
Year 2 student Jack Comerford has been selected by the BBC to be an Apprentice Broadcast Engineer which enables him to do a job he loves, get paid and achieve invaluable work experience and a BEng degree.
Starting in September 2015, he will, as part of the three year Level 6 Higher Apprenticeship programme, complete work placements with the BBC and other media companies, while studying towards a degree in Broadcast Engineering. All this and no student loan as the BBC pays an Apprentice training allowance of £11.5k and covers university tuition fees. The BBC Academy has worked in partnership with ITV, Channel 4, Red Bee Media and Arqiva, to design the Apprenticeship so that, once qualified, he will have all the skills and knowledge to be highly employable across the broadcasting industry.
Jack has been involved in this area of work for over six years now both working and volunteering and has experienced a wide range of technical roles in theatre shows, live music events, outdoor festivals and school 'multi-performance' based events, in roles such as lighting, sound, audio/video and all around technical support including being part of the team that supports college events.
Well done Jack!