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Creative diversity apprentice

Creative diversity apprentice

locationBristol, UK
remoteHybrid
ExpiresExpires: 22/04/2024
Operations / Facilities / Admin
Aspiring
£20,000 to £30,000 per year

Closing date for applications: 22nd April at 11.59pm

Salary: £25,390 per annum

Start: January 2025

Duration: 15 months

Qualification offered: Business Administration Level 3

Reports to: Creative Diversity Lead

Department: Commissioning

 

Are you passionate about increasing representation in the TV industry, both on screen and behind the camera? Don't miss a unique opportunity with Channel 4's Creative Diversity team.

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 Creative Diversity team sit at the heart of Commissioning and work across all genres and platforms. We deliver increased representation on screen and behind the camera, encourage greater inclusion, and ensure that portrayal within our programmes is authentic, challenges stereotypes and reflects the lives of everyone living in Britain today. 

We’re involved at the very start of the commissioning process helping to identify talent and opportunities that help shows to meet our Commissioning Diversity Guidelines. Through the Creative Diversity Fund we work with Heads of Departments to target funding to accelerate talent, ideas and independent producers.

The team has an open-door policy and aim to support and advise Channel 4’s production partners, specifically to help them to meet the Commissioning Diversity Guidelines and also to support off screen talent where possible. We are creative partners, collaborators and facilitators working collectively to advocate for equality and ensure that real, substantial change takes place through our work. 

Responsibilities

  • To provide Inclusion and Diversity support to the Commissioning teams and Creative Diversity team.
  • To provide administrative support via meeting minutes, some travel arrangements, team project diary. 
  • To provide logistical support when relevant for events, including room booking, invite lists, and support at outreach and networking events including meets and greets.
  • To support the tracking of Nations and Regions based off-screen talent from underrepresented backgrounds and maintain documents that track career progression. 
  • To support the Creative Diversity Co-ordinator with research, maintaining details of grassroots organisations, supporting outreach and engagement with local creative communities, and helping with talent pipelines.
  • To provide administrative support for the Creative Diversity team newsletter, researching resources and relevant industry information.
  • To support the team in tracking Commissioning projects weekly to ensure all relevant project forms have been sent.
  • To prepare and support with PowerPoint presentations with direction from relevant creative diversity lead.
  • To provide assistance and support to the Creative Diversity Lead for Nations and Regions and the Creative Diversity Disability Lead to help deliver strategic projects.
  • To maintain a log of all Creative Diversity projects and programming to feed into team briefings and reports.

 

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. 
  • Confirm you have Maths & English GCSE Grade C (4) or above
  • Good administration experience in a demanding, fast paced environment and experience of handling confidential/sensitive material
  • Strong ability to prioritise tasks and use own initiative and an ability to juggle busy schedules 
  • Ability to balance office/remote working environment 
  • A good understanding of and a passion for Channel 4's remit and Diversity & Inclusion in broadcasting and a demonstrable interest in television and the media


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 apprenticeships@channel4.co.uk.

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

 

Relocation 

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

  • Aspiring

Salary range

  • £20,000 to £30,000 per year

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