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Early careers apprentice

Early careers apprentice

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 22/04/2024
Human Resources and Talent Management

Closing date for applications: 22nd April at 11.59pm

Salary: £25,390 per annum

Start: January 2025

Duration: 15 months

Qualification offered:  Customer Service Practitioner Level 2 

Reports to: Early Careers Manager

Department: People


This apprenticeship would suit someone interested in helping people from diverse backgrounds find career opportunities through youth outreach events, early career programmes or working with schools.

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.

4Skills is our training and development initiative that brings together all of our existing training schemes across C4. This on-going programme is focussed on finding and nurturing talent from the Nations and Regions with the aim of attracting people into broadcasting and production from diverse backgrounds. 4Skills will address skills gaps and also play a key role in progressing the careers of those already in the industry. Find out more by visiting our website 

This role sits within the People Team and will support on a variety of current schemes and new initiatives that support our ‘4Skills’ vision, working closely with our 4Skills colleagues based in the National HQ in Leeds. The wider People Team supports the 3 business areas within the channel (Creative, Commercial, Operations) and the Early Careers Apprentice will support with each of these areas, across all C4 locations, by delivering Apprenticeship and early career programmes that help people start their careers in the media industry.

This role will be based in the London HQ where you’ll support on the delivery of our 4Skills programmes that help young people gain experiences at C4 or via one of our events or outreach programmes. This apprenticeship would suit someone who is interested in working on apprenticeships, early career programmes, youth outreach events or working with schools, but most importantly you’ll need to be passionate about helping people from diverse backgrounds find career opportunities.


  • Support across the 2025 Apprentice programme and other 4Skills initiatives 
  • Post job adverts on the Channel 4 careers website using our recruitment system
  • Utilise social media to promote opportunities
  • Learn how to screen and process candidates in our ATS (Applicant Tracking System)
  • Assist with selection processes
  • Book interviews and utilise HireVue (our online video interviewing platform)
  • Complete the onboarding process for any new apprentice hires 
  • Liaise with hiring managers and candidates
  • Monitor the 4Skills inbox to assist with candidate queries
  • Provide constructive feedback to candidates
  • Attend careers events and other 4Skills activity to promote opportunities at C4


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
  • Committed to providing excellent customer service
  • Passionate about diversity and inclusion 
  • An interest in social media and creating content to use for promotional purposes
  • Interest in events planning


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

Required languages

  • English

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