This STEMNET resource introduces John Gray who is a specialist engineer for the BBC. His role is crucial in ensuring that the programme production system used by local radio stations across England works properly.
John was at university studying for a degree in Computational Physics when he first worked for the BBC during the summer vacation.
Problem solving is one of the reasons John loves his job. He relishes the challenge of identifying faults and working out how to tackle them. His job is fast-paced, time critical and never the same from one day to the next. John has been involved with the implementation of systems to combine television, radio and online production as part of the digital switchover. John says “One of the best parts of my job is being able to improve the quality of service to the public, so I’m thrilled to be able to help the BBC do this.”
John is pictured at a transmission site in the Midlands.
Photograph by Richard Cannon and provided by STEMNET.