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One department, 14-24 months, and a Level 3 or 4 qualification in a related subject at the end of it. You’ll learn who’s who, what’s what and where your department sits in the overall scheme of things. A range of in-depth projects will immerse you in the detail and count towards your qualification. We’re not looking for specific qualifications, but you will need to impress us with your passion for your chosen area and have the potential to stand out from the crowd.

Where they'll be

Applications are now closed for our Leeds and Manchester 2021 intake. 

  • 4Creative
  • Agency Sales
  • Finance
  • Advertising, Research and Development
  • Pictures
  • Social Media
  • Junior Content Production
  • Social Analytics
  • Programme Management
  • Cyber Security
  • IS Service Management

What to do next

Applications are now closed. 

All you have to do is convince us why you’re right for us and we’re right for you. If you're successful we’ll invite you to an assessment day. It’s a chance for us to get to know each other and for you to learn more about what’s on offer. There’ll be a presentation from us, some team working tasks and a one-to-one interview with your chosen department.

*If you’re unable to make an online application please contact the team for some help on 0207 306 5188. 

We are a Disability Confident employer. We will offer all candidates who declare a disability AND meet our minimum eligibility criteria a place at one of our assessment days. For more information please visit our support page. 


Applications open

12 October

Applications close

1 November

Interviews start


Interviews end

25 January

Apprenticeship starts

15 March

Sharon Chapendama


Agency Sales Apprentice

Before I joined Channel 4 I was a Customer Service Advisor at a Student Accommodation office, but I knew deep down I wanted to work in TV and be part of something creative.


In 2017 I went to the 4Talent Manchester Pop Up. The event turned out to be really educational, with plenty of practical stuff to get involved in! I met lots of people from Channel 4 all working in different departments. I was worried my lack of media experience would hinder the process, but I realised this wasn’t a problem after all. Everyone was supportive and took their time to speak to me about career plans. I also received a ‘Rising Star’ Certificate in Advertising which was AWESOME! I was really proud.

In 2018 I applied for work experience at Channel 4 and was successful with my application. I then had the pleasure to work in the Manchester Office shadowing Airtime, Trading and Partnerships for the week which was a fantastic experience.

A year after the work experience, I applied for an apprenticeship in the Manchester office which I was successful at securing and I was very excited to join the team. They were very supportive and welcoming when I attended the work experience so I was looking forward to joining the team once again.

Without the help of 4Talent and work experiences offered, I genuinely don’t know how I would have got my foot in the door. Working in TV has always been a passion of mine and an area of work I have wanted to explore.

I am so happy in my current job role in the Airtime team. Every day is so different, thrilling and I’m growing each day! My prouder moment so far has been taking part in the Apprentice Show which took place in Leeds at the Launch Party and interviewing Charles Gurassa! I couldn’t ask for anything better I’m so proud to work for Channel 4!



Commissioning Apprentice

Prior to my apprenticeship I was studying for my A-Levels and expected to go to university and do the classic route into the workplace. This apprenticeship has opened doors into the industry I never thought would be possible. 

I took part in the Broadcast Production Assistant apprenticeship and was based within the Factual Commissioning team. I was given some amazing opportunities during my apprenticeship, like working on shows such as First Dates Hotel and The Dog House. My proudest moment was seeing my name on the telly for The Dog House, after all the hard work it was gratifying to see, even for a solid 3 seconds, my name on the end of a programme. 4Talent is an amazing path into the TV industry as there are countless opportunities beyond just your job and the training. The people and connections I’ve made on this journey are amazing and invaluable and I’m very excited for what’s to come in the future.

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