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Events & engagement apprentice

Events & engagement apprentice

locationLondon, UK
remoteHybrid
ExpiresExpires: 22/04/2024
Event Management / Curation
Entry

Closing date for applications: 22nd April at 11.59pm

Salary: £25,390 per annum

Start: January 2025

Duration: 15 months

Qualification offered:  Event Assistant Level 3

Reports to: Event & Engagement Lead

Department: Corporate Relations 

 

Help create, develop and implement an annual events calendar in this entry-level career booster with Channel 4.

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.

Corporate Relations is a business-leading function responsible for promoting, protecting and enhancing the Channel 4 brand and reputation amongst stakeholder groups. Working across the organisation, it is a strategic, aligned and proactive matrixed function that comprises the Corporate Communications & Campaigns team, the Corporate Brand team and the Events & Engagement team, which this apprenticeship is based in.

The Events & Engagement team is a busy and proactive team responsible for utilising live experiences to build relationships with key business stakeholder groups. It works with departments from across the entire organisation to curate, design and deliver events of all shapes, sizes and tones, and seeks to enable cross-collaboration between departments to encourage better return on investment.

 

Responsibilities

In this role, you’ll report to, and primarily support, the Events & Engagement Lead on the Commissioning & Publicity patch – but as we’re a small agile team, there will also be opportunity to work on events with other members of the team across other parts of the business.

Your role will be to support the Events & Engagement Lead in the creation, development and implementation of our annual events calendar. Evidently, specific responsibilities will vary by project, but the successful candidate can expect to perform the following tasks;

  • Idea generation for new events concepts, suppliers and venues.
  • Guestlist management.
  • Supplier management on specific briefs to ensure on time and in budget delivery.
  • Responsibility for accommodation and travel requirements for guests and on-screen talent attending our events.
  • Collation and creation of visual event assets.
  • Market research for the latest event trends and event tech.
  • Ad hoc event support.

At the beginning of your apprenticeship, you will be supporting on events managed by the team around you – but as you grow in your role, you’ll take increased responsibility culminating in owning and delivering your own events towards the latter stages of your apprenticeship.

As this is an event role, the successful candidate will need to be able to work numerous evenings and undertake occasional trips within the UK as part of their role. In these circumstances, time in lieu will be offered and for ‘late-night’ or ‘away from home’ events, Channel 4 will pay for transportation or accommodation where appropriate.


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 and output.
  • Confirm you have Maths & English GCSE Grade C (4) or above.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as a minimum – but other computer literacy skills a plus.
  • Proven desire to work within the events industry in some form.
     

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

  • Entry

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