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Commercial marketing apprentice

Commercial marketing apprentice

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 22/04/2024
Comms / Marketing / PR
Fixed term contract

Closing date: 22nd April at 11.59pm

Salary: £25,390

Start: January 2025

Duration: 18 months

Qualification offered: Multi-Channel Marketer Level 3

Reports to: Commercial Marketing Lead

Department: 4Sales

Support the 4Sales team in the delivery of exciting social posts, promotional videos and more as a commercial marketing apprentice.

If you are looking for an opportunity to gain work experience and a qualification, then an apprenticeship at Channel 4 might be for you. 

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. 

Channel 4 Sales secures revenue from advertisers by offering a suite of advertising products to purchase across our entire TV and Digital portfolio – and some of the portfolios of UKTV and Warner Bros. Discovery, whom we represent in the advertising market. Most of our team (including this role) are based in our London HQ, with further smaller teams in Manchester and Leeds. This role sits at the heart of Channel 4 Sales, as part of a small Commercial Marketing team. It’s our job to make Channel 4 famous [well, in advertising circles at least] and to make our products and services attractive to potential advertisers and media buying agencies. 

We do this by working closely with almost every team in the department, understanding what it is that makes Channel 4 “special” and then finding all manner of ways to shout about that to our audience. For example, we run websites, send newsletters, create videos and publish research. We organise speaking opportunities, make branded giveaways and organise a substantial and diverse calendar of B2B events. But no matter the project, it all has to be to a high standard – and with a little “Channel 4” edge.

By joining this team, you’ll be in the thick of the action, supporting the rest of the Commercial team on collaborative projects and being asked to work proactively on initiatives of your own. Creative minds are welcomed, but a penchant for the logistical and administrative tasks that make marketing happen is also a must.



In this role, you’ll support the Commercial Marketing Specialist in the creation, development and implementation of a wide selection of marketing materials. As a small team, you will also have a role in helping to deliver projects across the whole of the commercial team. Evidently, specific responsibilities will vary by project, but the successful candidate can expect to perform the following tasks;

  • Support the Commercial Marketing Specialist in the delivery of social posts, website updates, promotional videos and online events.
  • Managing external design support on the creation of all marketing assets including: video creation, Award entry papers, presentations/pitch documents
  • Budget management responsibilities 
  • Ownership of specific Channel 4 Sales internal comms initiatives 
  • Marketing contact list management
  • This is a marketing role, but you may also be expected to assist with occasional event delivery projects – as such the successful candidate will need to be able to work evenings on occasion and undertake trips within the UK as part of their role. In these circumstances, time in lieu will be offered and for ‘late-night’ or ‘away from home’ events, Channel 4 will pay for transportation or accommodation where appropriate. 


Knowledge, skills and 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
  • Knowledge of Channel 4’s portfolio and products
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Proactive approach and able to demonstrate initiative
  • Desire to work within the marketing industry 


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. If you have a degree, please visit the Channel 4 Jobs website 

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.

We are committed to making the application process accessible. If you would like to discuss suggestions for alternative formats, or have any questions about the recruitment process in general, please contact us at 

Take a look at our access page for more information, which you’ll find by clicking here. You can also watch our YouTube video, Demystifying Interview and Workplace adjustments

If you’d like some tips on writing your application before you apply, please watch our YouTube video, How to Write an Outstanding Application.



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

Required languages

  • English

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