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4Studio digital production apprentice

4Studio digital production apprentice

locationLeeds, UK
ExpiresExpires: 22/04/2024

Closing date for applications: 22nd April at 11.59pm

Salary: £23,170 per annum

Start: January 2025

Duration: 15 months

Qualification offered: Content Creator Level 3

Reports to: Producer 

Department: 4Studio 

Learn all aspects of creating original video content for a digital audience while bringing your own energy and ideas to the team at 4Studio.

If you are looking for an opportunity to gain work experience and a qualification, then an apprenticeship at Channel 4 might be for you. These apprenticeships are aimed at school leavers and people who do not have a degree (full eligibility criteria below).

Our Apprenticeships are full-time, with four days per week spent working in a C4 department and one day per week completing the formal learning parts of the apprenticeship. You’ll spend 60% of your working week in your office base and 40% working from home. The formal training provided will consist of workshops, tutorials, webinars, coaching and in some cases residential boot camps. You can read more about the qualification being offered for this apprenticeship below.

4Studio is the home of social media content at Channel 4. This includes content that we make about, and with our TV shows and talent, content we make with our favourite brands and sponsors, or original content for social media audiences. 4Studio is based in C4’s new National HQ in Leeds and is a key component of C4’s regional strategy, creating creative job opportunities outside London and expanding the diversity of the company’s creative contribution.

We are looking for a brilliant apprentice to learn all aspects of creating original video content for a digital audience while bringing their own energy and ideas to the team. This might range research, writing a pitch deck or assisting with edits, through to planning a shoot, working on set or helping create great ideas for new content. The ideal candidate will be wildly passionate about social video content as well as TV and film, brimming with great ideas, a can-do attitude, and a hunger to learn from the best in the business.



  • Assisting the Original and Branded Content Production teams, you’ll get a chance to rotate and experience different roles within the team, so your day-to-day will include but not be limited to: 
  • Assisting Production Team with original video creation for C4’s Social Platforms.
  • Helping to produce digital and social assets to support linear branded programming.
  • Attending location and studio shoots in runner capacity, providing production support
  • Contributing to idea development, pitching your ideas where required.
  • Learning about production process; including storyboarding, filming, logging, editing, and delivering content to schedule
  • Working with production management to learn about the production planning process, setting up shoots and content workflows
  • Liaising with other departments at Channel 4 including Marketing, Commissioning, Legal and other areas of the business where required
  • As well as coming up with the ideas, you’ll be able to follow them through to delivery – you have a base knowledge of how social content is created and want to hone your craft
  • Quality assurance & delivery of content to the Social Media Managers
  • Sourcing material for online projects, social video, pitches & briefs
  • Transcribing videos for subtitling purposes
  • Supporting the digital team in delivering a wide variety of digital projects
  • Source interesting digital inspiration to share with the team
  • Be passionate about and have an understanding of the Channel 4 remit


Knowledge, skills, experience

As part of the application process you’ll be asked to tell us how you meet the essential criteria listed below. When answering this question think about examples from your experience so far, this doesn’t need to be professional experience but could be academic, from volunteering or a part-time job. 

We’ve provided some examples beside the first four criteria of experience that could demonstrate you have these skills.  Please note you do not need to use these examples, they are just here for guidance and you should draw from your own personal experiences. 

  • Verbal and written communication skills - Verbal - e.g. experience of dealing with customers or working as part of a team. Communication – e.g. writing emails, completing an application form or essay, or if you have a hobby that involves creative writing. 
  • Attention to detail -  e.g. Cashing up on tills or proofreading coursework.
  • Organisation skills and ability to prioritise tasks - e.g. Planning events whether personal or for professional purposes, as well as managing work life balance, for example working whilst doing coursework/exams. 
  • An understanding of and a passion for Channel 4's remit 
  • Confirm you have Maths & English GCSE Grade C (4) or above
  • Interest in working with brands, TV talent and creators 
  • Demonstrable passion for social media and original digital video content.
  • Comfortable building relationships with internal teams and external suppliers 
  • Interested in developing and generating ideas to be used across all our social platforms 

Eligibility criteria

  • You must be 18 years old or over at the time the scheme starts to apply. There is no upper age limit.
  • You’ll need to have a Grade C (4) or above in Maths & English GCSE.
  • You can’t have already completed the qualification being offered or similar at the same or higher level.
  • Our apprenticeships are aimed at school leavers and people who do not have a degree.

The programme aims to offer opportunities to those currently underrepresented in the TV industry, so we are particularly keen to hear from Deaf and/or disabled people, ethnically diverse people and people from lower socio-economic groups.

To apply

Click on the 'apply' button at the top right to progress the application process. Please include in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

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If you need to relocate in order to take up this opportunity, we can offer you support towards the financial costs of moving. This includes a contribution towards your deposit and first months’ rent, plus visits to your new city to look for accommodation.

Level of experience

  • Entry

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