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What is a Hardware Engineer?

Within the broadcast industry there are opportunities for graduate Hardware Engineers to work for broadcast manufacturers.

As a Broadcast Hardware Engineer you would typically work on the design and layout of components which contribute to the development of a particular product or piece of equipment.

Employers would be looking for applicants with the relevant engineering degree (e.g. electronic engineering or a related subject) or equivalent qualification.  An understanding of PCB design, VHDL or Verilog is also required, whilst knowledge of digital audio and video signals would be highly beneficial.

You would be expected to work well in a team with other engineers, but also be able to use your initiative and work independently at times.

Other attributes necessary to succeed in this role include:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Being organised
  • Logical reasoning
  • Good understanding of Health & Safety
  • An interest in broadcast technology
  • ICT skills.
More about the job:

Average salaries range from approximately £25,000 – £38,000* and typical career progression would be into a Hardware Design Engineer or Hardware Team Leader type role.


*all salaries quoted should be used as rough guides only