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Daytime and features, commissioning apprentice

Daytime and features, commissioning apprentice

locationGlasgow, UK
remoteHybrid
ExpiresExpires: 22/04/2024
Operations / Facilities / Admin
Fixed term contract
Entry

Closing date: 22nd April at 11.59pm

Salary: £23,170

Start: January 2025

Duration: 12 months

Qualification offered: Creative Media SCQF level 7

Reports to: Assistant Editor

Department: Daytime and Features, Commissioning

 

Join our Daytime & Features team and play a key role in the programme journey from development to delivery.

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 Daytime & Features look after much-loved returning shows; Escape to the Chateau; Kirsty & Phil’s Location, Location, Location & Love it or List it; George Clarkes Amazing Spaces, Food Unwrapped, Made in Chelsea, Come Dine with Me, A Place in the Sun, Four in a Bed and recent hits Send Nudes: Body SOS, Katie Price’s Mucky Mansion, Extraordinary Extensions with Tinie Tempah as well as two live shows, Steph’s Packed Lunch and Sunday Brunch.

During your time in the Daytime & Features team you’ll get involved in all areas of the work we do, from the point of development to commission through to delivery and beyond; we’ll help you to quickly build up your skills and knowledge of the broadcast industry.

 

Responsibilities

  • Providing the Daytime & Features team with administrative support including diary management, writing up and distributing minutes
  • Supporting the journey of programmes from the point of development/commission through to delivery and beyond
  • Monitor the progress of different commissioning projects and liaise with departments including scheduling, press, programme management, marketing, presentation and legal and production companies
  • Complete Programme Certifications and Language Forms for all department output, and communicating Warning/Flagging and Support details
  • Act as custodian of the department’s archive and monitoring schedules for repeats across the Channel 4 portfolio 
  • Assist the Daytime & Features Programme Coordinator with programme award entries

 

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
  • Love of TV
  • Possess a keen attitude and willingness to learn
  • Ability to follow instructions and to work both independently and as part of a team

 

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 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

  • Entry

Required languages

  • English

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