Full Time Apprenticeship 



The C4 Apprenticeship Programme

The Channel 4 Apprenticeship programme is designed to provide work experience and a related qualification to people leaving formal education and who have decided to pursue an Apprenticeship rather than attend University.

The 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 Apprentices have external tutors who deliver workshops and seminars to them and offer support throughout the apprenticeship.  It is essential for Apprentices to be able to balance their work and learning time and commit to delivering what is required for the formal learning elements in order to successfully achieve the qualifications on completion.

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. 

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.
  • You cannot already have a similar qualification at the same or higher level than what is being offered on this apprenticeship. For example, you are not eligible to apply for this role if you have a TV/Film related degree or a L3 qualification in Business Administration.

    Department Description

    The Creative Diversity team sit at the heart of Commissioning and work across all genres and platforms.

    They deliver increased representation on screen and behind the camera, encourage greater inclusion, and ensure that portrayal within our programmes is authentic, challenges stereotypes and reflects the lives of everyone living in Britain today. 

    They’re involved at the very start of the commissioning process helping to identify talent and opportunities that help shows to meet their Commissioning Diversity Guidelines. Through the Creative Diversity Fund they work with Heads of Departments to target funding to accelerate talent, ideas and independent producers.

    The team has an open-door policy and aim to support and advise Channel 4’s production partners, specifically to help them to meet the Commissioning Diversity Guidelines and also to support off screen talent where possible. They are creative partners, collaborators and facilitators working collectively to advocate for equality and ensure that real, substantial change takes place through their work. 

    Job Purpose 

    Reporting to the Creative Diversity Lead for Nations and Regions, also overseen by the Creative Diversity co-ordinator this role will support the team’s administrative tasks, junior project management, produce regular data reports and have a passion for D&I. 

    Key Responsibilities 

    • To provide Inclusion and Diversity support to the Commissioning teams and Creative Diversity team 
    • To provide administrative support via, meeting minutes, some travel arrangements, team project diary. 
    • To provide logistical support when relevant for events, including room booking, invite lists, support at outreach and networking events including meets and greets.
    • To maintain up to date details for alumni based in the Nations and Regions of Channel 4’s own and industry supported talent programmes.
    • Producing and collating relevant data, resources and CVs withing the CDT to ensure off-screen is collated and up to date. 
    • To support the tracking of Nations and Regions based off-screen talent from underrepresented backgrounds, and help maintain documents that track career progression. 
    • To support the co-ordinator with research and maintain details of grassroots organisations to help with outreach and engagement with local creative communities to help with talent pipelines
    • Administrative support for the CDT newsletter, research resources relevant industry information
    • To support the team in tracking commissioning projects weekly to ensure all relevant project forms have been sent 
    • To prepare and support with PowerPoint presentations with direction from relevant creative diversity lead.
    • To provide assistance and support to the Creative Diversity Lead for Nations and Regions and the Creative Diversity Disability lead to help deliver strategic projects.
    • To maintain a log of all creative diversity projects and programming to feed into team briefings and reports.
    • Some travel when required.


    Level 3 Business Administrator

Length of the Apprenticeship

15 Months

Essential Skills and Criteria 

  • Good administration experience in a demanding, fast paced environment
  • Ability to juggle busy schedules 
  • Intermediate MS Office skills
  • Good level of organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience of handling confidential/sensitive material
  • Strong ability to prioritise tasks and use own initiative
  • Good communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Ability to deal with several projects simultaneously
  • Able to balance office/remote working environment 
  • Willingness to learn and develop 
  • Demonstrable interest in television and the media
  • A good understanding of and a passion for Channel 4’s remit and Diversity & Inclusion in broadcasting

Alternative Application formats 

If you are unable to complete the Apprentice application, Channel 4 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.
If you have any questions about this apprenticeship vacancy please email the 4Skills team direct at 4Skills@channel4.co.uk


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.

How to apply:

To complete your application please provide a response to the below application questions, you can upload your response to the application questions as an attachment when submitting your application. This can be attached to your application as a PDF or Word document.  

  1. Please outline how you meet the ‘Essential Experience & Skills’ outlined in the Job Description (Max 300 words)
  2. What does Diversity and Inclusion mean to you? (max 100 words)
  3. What do you most like about C4 programmes and why? (max 100 words)
  4. Describe yourself in a tweet (Max 280 characters)


Salary: £19,047 per year 
Location: Bristol Channel 4 office 
– 26 days of annual leave (including a day off for your birthday

– Company funded Private Medical Insurance 
– A generous Group Personal Pension 
– Access to Channel 4’s flexible benefits scheme including dental, travel insurance, health screenings and more 


If you need help with your application, Babbasa’s Placement Programme Lead Husnaa can provide you with support. Email her at projects@byep.org.uk