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Daytime and Features, Commissioning Apprentice

  • Channel 4
  • Glasgow, UK
  • 09/01/2023

Job Description

Job Title: Daytime and Features, Commissioning Apprentice
Reports to: Assistant Editor
Department: Daytime and Features, Commissioning
Location: Glasgow
Number of roles: 1
Start: September 2023

THE C4 APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME

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.

The formal training provided will consist of workshops, tutorials, webinars, coaching and in some cases residential boot camps. The training is dependent on the qualification your apprenticeship offers and will be explained in detail by the training provider before you officially begin the course. You can read more about the qualification being offered for this apprenticeship below.

Our apprenticeships are aimed at school leavers and people who do not have a degree. If you have a degree, please look at our Production Training Scheme or the Channel 4 Jobs website for other opportunities suitable for you.  

If you’d like some tips on writing your application before you apply, please watch our recent YouTube video, How to Write an Outstanding Application.

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.

Am I eligible to apply?
  • You must be 18 years old or over at the time the scheme starts to apply. There is no upper age limit.
DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

Channel 4 Daytime & Features look after much-loved returning shows; Escape to the Chateau; Kirsty & Phil’s Location, Location, Location & Love it or List it; George Clarkes Amazing Spaces, Food Unwrapped, Made in Chelsea, Come Dine with Me, A Place in the Sun, Four in a Bed and recent hits Send Nudes: Body SOS, Katie Price’s Mucky Mansion, Extraordinary Extensions with Tinie Tempah as well as two live shows, Steph’s Packed Lunch and Sunday Brunch.

During your time in the Daytime & Features team you’ll get involved in all areas of the work we do, from the point of development to commission through to delivery and beyond; we’ll help you to quickly build up your skills and knowledge of the broadcast industry.

KEY RESPONSIBILITES 
  • Providing the Daytime & Features team with administrative support including diary management, writing up and distributing minutes
  • Supporting the journey of programmes from the point of development/commission through to delivery and beyond
  • Monitor the progress of different commissioning projects and liaise with departments including scheduling, press, programme management, marketing, presentation and legal and production companies
  • Complete Programme Certifications and Language Forms for all department output, and communicating Warning/Flagging and Support details
  • Act as custodian of the department’s archive and monitoring schedules for repeats across the Channel 4 portfolio 
  • Assist the Daytime & Features Programme Coordinator with programme award entries
ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

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. Written – 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
  • Love of TV
  • Possess a keen attitude and willingness to learn
  • Ability to follow instructions and to work both independently and as part of a team
QUALIFICATION OFFERED WITH THIS APPRENTICESHIP

Creative Media SCQF level 7

LENGTH OF APPRENTICESHIP

12 months

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATION FORMATS

If you are unable to complete the Apprentice application, we are happy to consider alternative formats of the application form.

For example, you could arrange a phone call with 4Skills for you to speak your answers and a member of the team can scribe, or if you’d like to create a five minute YouTube video/ voice recording, these are also options available. If you have a different alternative, we really welcome your suggestions to ensure you have a fair chance of applying. 

Take a look at our access page for more information, which you’ll find by clicking here. You can also watch our recent YouTube video, Demystifying Interview and Workplace adjustments.

If you have any questions about this apprenticeship vacancy please email the 4Skills team direct at 4Skills@channel4.co.uk

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