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Film4 apprentice

Film4 apprentice

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 22/04/2024
Operations / Facilities / Admin

Closing date: 22nd April at 11.59pm

Salary: £25,390

Start: January 2025

Duration: 15 months

Qualification offered: Business Administrator Level 3

Reports to: Marketing & Distribution Manager

Department: Film4 


Support the creation and distribution of high-quality UK films as a Film4 apprentice from managing diaries to assisting with events and more.

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.

Film4 is home to two departments, each with a different purpose. One is the UK’s most-watched film channel with a diverse and innovative schedule of films. The other is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division, Film4 productions. Both play a key role in bringing our public service remit to life – whether it’s on the big or small screen. Film4 Productions has developed and co-financed many of the most successful UK films of recent years. This apprenticeship is for Film4 productions.

The Film4 Productions team consists of the following departments: Creative Development, Legal & Business Affairs, Physical Production, Marketing and Distribution. It’s public service remit includes developing creative talent; making, broadcasting and distributing high-quality films intended for theatrical release; and broadcasting films which reflect cultural activity in the UK. The team works hard. 

You must be passionate and knowledgeable about film, collaborative and communicative, resilient, dedicated and discreet. You will need the ability to prioritise and manage a large and diverse workload.
Over the years, Film4 has been key to developing future generations of UK film talent, a service crucial to ensuring the long-term sustainability of the UK film ecosystem. Enabling talent to cut its teeth on smaller, independent films is essential to developing the next generation of breakout commercial film talent.



  • To provide the highest level of cross-functional administrative support to the Film4 productions team, including but not limited to: diary management, planning meetings, booking travel, booking meeting rooms, catering and collating necessary paperwork.
  • Receiving, handling and screening calls and general correspondence, redirecting effectively and efficiently where necessary.
  • Greeting and receiving guests on behalf of various team members. Ensure visitors to Film4 are handled appropriately.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of internal and external events such as Screenings, Q&A’s, Meetings, Networking Events and Presentations.
  • Attend regular meetings and taking notes when required.  
  • Regularly updating key documents. Compile status reports and agendas.
  • Assisting in the electronic and physical delivery of various materials. Making sure materials are delivered securely and promptly.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with the internal departments at Channel 4 and with our external partners.
  • Working closely with Film4’s Online team across our social channels and website. You’ll also have the opportunity to work closely with agencies, suppliers and creatives where appropriate.
  • Occasional holiday/sickness cover for PA’s within the department


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
  • Good sense of initiative and ability to work independently
  • Positive and proactive attitude
  • Computer literacy with experience of using excel, word, power-point and emails
  • Enjoy working 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 

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. 



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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