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Equity & inclusion apprentice

Equity & inclusion apprentice

locationLeeds, UK
remoteHybrid
ExpiresExpires: 22/04/2024
Fixed term contract
Entry

Closing date: 22nd April at 11.59pm

Salary: £23,170

Start: January 2025

Duration: 15 months

Qualification offered: Business Administrator Level 3

Reports to: Head of Equity & Inclusion/ Disability Lead

Department: Equity & Inclusion

 

Are you passionate about breaking down barriers and promoting diversity? Join Channel 4 in creating impactful campaigns and fostering connections within employee networks.

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. 

The Equity & Inclusion team looks after workforce diversity and inclusion. The Equity & Inclusion team exist to build an inclusive culture at C4, somewhere everyone feels they belong and can be their authentic self. We strive to pioneer and lead the industry when it comes to diversity and inclusion.

The Equity & Inclusion team also work in partnership with the Creative Diversity team, who are focussed on content commissioning. Together, we ensure that Channel 4’s people and content represent and authentically portray a wide range of voices, backgrounds and experiences from across the UK.

 

Responsibilities

  • Support the Equity & Inclusion team to deliver the Equity & Inclusion Strategy.
  • Act as a champion of equity and inclusion across Channel 4 by helping to create and co-ordinate communications.
  • Carry out research on equity and inclusion barriers and provide support in creating campaigns and events.
  • Build and maintain relationships with our employee networks.
  • Administrative support for the Equity & Inclusion team and the employee network Chairs – including event coordination, liaising with internal and external contacts, document creation and ad-hoc admin tasks.
  • Build relationships with colleagues across different departments within Channel 4 to enable and encourage collaboration.
  • Develop and maintain processes to aid efficiency and strengthen diversity and inclusion within the business.
  • Update and maintain the Equity and Inclusion calendar with key inclusion-related events for the year.
  • In agreement with your manager, take ownership of planning specific projects and initiatives.

 

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
  • A keen interest in working with people and creating working environments where individuals thrive.
  • A basic understanding of accessibility, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to deal with confidential information and approach situations with sensitivity and diplomacy.
  • A ‘can do’ attitude with a problem-solving approach.

 

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

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