Behind every live TV programme is a wide variety of engineers that ensure the programme reaches our screens. Many fields of engineering are involved in creating the programme “chain” which carries video and audio signals to our living rooms.
Engineers work on everything from developing software systems to wiring up newsrooms and maintaining satellites so events can be transmitted from the other side of the globe.
Browse these icons to find a role that interests you and click on it to learn how to get in.
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Film and TV drama
Covers genres ranging from period dramas to epic fantasies screened at the cinema, on TV or on streaming sites
Visual effects (VFX)
Involves making sequences on a computer that can't be created on set, like enormous crowds and fire-breathing dragons
Combines art with programming as well as production, design and testing - the UK’s fastest growing entertainment industry
Creates the illusion of movement, includes computer-generated, stop-motion and hand-drawn animation
Can be defined as 'TV without actors' - non-fiction telly on any subject from natural history and music to dating or learning a skill