Depending on the Channel 4 business area you want to join, there are different ways for you to start out on your journey. We've put together some of the pathways you can choose to take your first step into the industry.
Students aged 16+ can complete this online, free work experience. Work through 5 different modules and discover more about the careers on offer at a broadcaster like Channel 4. The latest programme is open now, register and complete by 15th December 2023 to get an invite to an exclusive event.
Become an apprentice at Channel 4 and learn the ropes within the business. With students joining Channel 4 fresh out of school, they have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the industry from one of the largest broadcasters in the UK. This could be a great option for you if you find it easier to learn from on-the-job practical tasks than from theoretical school teaching. It could also be the right option for you if you’re eager to get your start in the TV industry and make your mark! By starting as an apprentice, you’ll be sure to learn a lot and if successful, you’re likely to progress within the company.
The perfect programme for entry-level talent who have a passion for making TV programmes. This scheme is particularly there to help under- represented groups get into the TV industry. You'll spend a week in TV Boot Camp with Channel 4 before going off to work at a real Production Company. With support from Channel 4 during the programme, you'll learn skills to set you up for a lifetime!
Channel 4 Talent Schemes are perfect for the next generation of storytellers. For those who are able to come up with new, exciting concepts, but also have the vision to find new ways to share them with the world. From degree's and qualifications, to awards and competitions, there's lots of ways you can get involved to showcase your storytelling talents.
This 14 week paid training and placement programme, is for people based in Leeds or Manchester. Focusing on getting new talent into the industry, there's no need for previous experience. All you need is a passion for digital content, and the drive to turn that into your future career.
4Schools brings creative careers in TV and Broadcasting into the classroom through a mix of interactive learning, expert led workshops and dedicated programme resources.
There are lots of ways your school can get involved in the programme! Registering on our website will give you access to a host of free resources (including printable handouts, information sheets and curriculum led lesson plans) and the ability to enter our national competition once it's live. For eligible schools, you will also be able to book the workshop of your choice for either virtual, or face to face delivery in your school.
Our competition is national, meaning every school in the UK can get involved and submit an entry.
4Schools is a programme dedicated for KS3 learners – those aged between 11-14
Our workshops are currently only available to schools located in the North East , North West, Midlands, Leeds, Yorkshire and Bristol areas.
4Schools provides content and resources to aid in the achievement of Gatsby benchmarks 2, 4, 5 and 7.
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