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Production Training Scheme & Production Apprenticeships

Production Training Scheme & Production Apprenticeships

Production Training Scheme & Production Apprenticeships

Our Production Training Scheme is open to anyone who wants to learn about what goes into making great television programmes.

Researchers work at the content end. You’ll get involved in the big idea, sourcing the information, contributors and editorial that make it come alive, and casting the personalities that ensure it’s essential viewing.

Production Training Scheme

The Channel 4 Production Training Scheme is for entry level talent who want to break into the media industry and are passionate about making television programmes. In 2018/19 we are offering 16 paid places at one of the UK's independent production companies for 12 months. Roles are available across the UK in London, Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester, Bristol, Brighton and Leeds. 

Applicants applying for this scheme may already have a degree in Film and Television (or related) or have some previous experience of the television industry through running, work experience or short term placements. If you have no prior experience or education take a look at our Production Apprenticeship (below).

Anyone can apply to the programme, but the scheme is particularly aimed at people with disabilities, or from BAME communities or disadvantaged backgrounds. These groups are currently underrepresented in the television industry which is something we want to change.

If successful, you’ll spend a week in TV Boot Camp to get things underway. Here, you’ll hear from graduates of the scheme and Commissioning Editors who’ll give you the lowdown on what it takes to succeed. Then your career in TV starts for real at your production company - but we’ll still see you once a month at Channel 4 for training to help your further your career.

Placements will begin on 17th September 2018.   

Applications for the Production Training Scheme are now closed and will reopen in 2019. 

Production Apprenticeships

In 2018/19 Channel 4 are, for the first time, offering 12 apprenticeships in Broadcast Production. These are for people with no previous experience (or related qualifications) who want to take their first step into the television industry. The Production Apprenticeship is a paid 14 month opportunity based at one of the UK's independent production companies. Roles available in London, Plymouth, Brighton, Birmingham (TBC) and Bristol. You will be asked your location preference as part of the application process.

Apprenticeships will begin on 8th October 2018.   

Applications for the Production Apprenticeships are now closed and will reopen in 2019. 

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