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Commissioning operations apprentice

Commissioning operations apprentice

locationGlasgow, UK
ExpiresExpires: 22/04/2024
Operations / Facilities / Admin

Closing date for applications: 22nd April at 11.59pm

Salary: £23,170 per annum

Start: January 2025

Duration: 12 months

Qualification offered: Diploma in Digital Application Support at SCQF Level 6

Reports to: Commissioning Operations Apprentice

Department: Head of Indie Relations

Join Channel 4's Commissioning department in this 12-month apprenticeship opportunity!

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.

The Commissioning department is responsible for selecting and helping shape all the content we distribute on our linear channels and across our digital platforms. We do this through a mixture of commissioning and acquiring shows and films, as well as news and sports coverage.

This role will be working close with the Director of Commissioning Operations, the Head of Indie Relations, and the connected team who are responsible for developing our relationships with independent producers and creative businesses, as well as maintaining commissioning processes and ensuring we are operating as efficiently as possible.



  • To provide administrative support which may include diary management, meeting minutes, travel arrangements and managing and filing expenses
  • Supporting the project management of key initiatives including, but not limited to, the Emerging Indie Fund and 4Producers Network
  • Tracking emerging on-screen talent
  • Working with the DCO to help support suppliers
  • Maintaining accurate records of supply chain data
  • Assisting with the maintenance and updating of the 4Producers website
  • Supporting the delivery of virtual and in person events and functions
  • Provide cross-functional support to other teams in Commissioning, such as the Creative Diversity team, as and when necessary
  • Ensure visitors to the team are handled appropriately
  • Preparation of PowerPoint presentations.


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
  • Keen interest in on-screen talent and content, both linear and digital
  • Basic admin and office skills, including Word, Excel and email
  • Ability to problem solve and use initiative to resolve issues
  • Possess a keen attitude and a willingness to learn
  • To be adaptive with a flexible approach to tasks.


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.

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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