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Work Experience

Work Experience

Work Experience

If it’s your dream to work in TV, this is your chance to experience it for real. We have 20+ places available to anyone aged over 18 who can show us they have a real passion for our industry. Hands-on experience and the opportunity to gain an insight into how we work await those who are successful.

Here’s how a week's work experience at Channel 4 works:

Day 1

Day one kicks off with an induction with 4Talent and useful office survival guide.

Day 2-4

Days two, three and four will give you the inside track on what it’s like to work for one of the many departments that keep us up and running. You’ll also get to work on your very own brief so you’ll have something meaningful to flesh out your CV.

Day 5

Day five you’ll share what you’ve learned with the rest of the work experience crew. The people who sit in the interviewer’s chair will share with you what they’d like to hear from you – whether it’s on your application form or during an interview. You will then wrap up any last minute work with your departments and say your thanks and goodbyes! 

In 2019 4Talent will be inviting even more passionate individuals to participate in work experience at the channel. We will have opportunities available suited to those who are passionate about working TV and want to get their foot in the door of a UK broadcaster. We want to make our work experience opportunities open to all, therefore if you are successful it will not cost you a PENNY to take part. We will cover all travel and lunch costs, and hotel and dinner expenses costs for those based outside of London.

Our first work experience opportunity will take place on the 15th & 16th April, open to 20 people who are 16+ and looking to find out more about the TV industry, and the departments who work behind the scenes to keep the channel running. This would be great for you if you aren’t quite sure what area of TV you would like to work in, but want to find out more about the different areas of the industry. Applications are now closed. 

Our next opportunity of 2019 will take place from 20th – 24th May and is a fantastic chance for you to experience a week in a real department at Channel 4. A range of departments are up for grabs, for example 4Creative, Sales, 4Talent and Commissioning and more! The full list will be released when applications open. You must be 18+ to apply for this opportunity. Applications are now closed. 

Finally on we will host a one day experience of our Sales department in our London office, giving 20 candidates to chance to find out what our Sales team in London does and participate in workshops with members of our Sales team. Applications are now closed. 

We will be opening more work experience opportunities in 2020, please check back or follow us on social media for updates. 

To sign up for alerts so you are notified when our work experience cohorts open please click here. 

If you have any questions regarding eligibility, email us at

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