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Programme information apprentice

Programme information apprentice

locationLeeds, UK
ExpiresExpires: 22/04/2024
Editorial / Writing / Storytelling

Closing date for applications: 22nd April at 11.59pm

Salary: £23,170 per annum

Start: January 2025

Duration: 15 months

Qualification offered: Content Creator Level 3

Reports to: Programme Information Apprentice

Department: Senior Programme Information Editor


This apprenticeship would really suit someone who is passionate about content writing, wants to a pursue a career in journalism/content creation, and who has an incredibly strong written communication style.

The Programme Information team is part of Content Management, a business-critical, responsive department that performs a wide range of tasks to support the delivery of our channels’ programmes, on TV and on All 4.

The Programme Information team is responsible for publishing the following information for all Channel 4 programmes, for all of our channels and for All 4:

  • TV listings (for print and online listings publications, e.g. the Radio Times)
  • EPGs (TV on-screen guides) 
  • Programme descriptions for Channel 4 streaming



  • Management, editing and publication of certain editorial metadata for listings, EPGs and Channel 4 streaming content.
  • Providing assistance to Programme Information Editors, and sometimes deputising for them, when necessary.
  • Publication of listings and EPGs, including schedules, billings and updates.
  • Managing the workload efficiently and meeting regular publication deadlines.
  • Working independently and building relationships with the team, the department and relevant colleagues and contacts.
  • Developing a good level of understanding of Channel 4 systems and applications.


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
  • Passionate about writing and content creation
  • An appreciation of the role of programme information and its influence on viewers

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

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

Required languages

  • English

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