About Us

As Britain's Creative Greenhouse, Channel 4 creates innovative and alternative content which is distributed for free and admired globally. We are a publicly-owned, commercially-funded public service broadcaster, we don't receive any public funding and have a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive

Our overall role is to champion innovation in TV, film & digital - nurturing and growing new ideas, formats, views and voices, faces, talent, audiences and production companies. We drive growth and create jobs in the UK's creative industries, supporting hundreds of small businesses and our formats are successful all over the world.

We are extremely proud of the contribution we make to the British film industry through Fillm4. Since 2004 the 117 Film4 productions have won 32 Oscars and 26 BAFTA's.

Our remit ensures that we inspire citizenship, especially among hard to reach audiences. We have a greater impact than any other broadcaster in challenging prejudices, giving diverse viewpoints and inspiring change in people's lives - we're a world leader in bringing diversity into the mainstream.

Did you know?

2016 is our "Year of Disability" at the channel, activity is focused on improving representation and training and development for people with disabilities.

Off screen we are progressing the careers of 20 disabled people already working in the industry in 20 of our biggest suppliers and internally 50% of our apprentices and 30% of our work experience placements are being offered for people with disabilities.

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Accessibility Awards

- Creative Diversity Network Awards:
Siobhan Sinnerton (Special Recognition for Commissioning Award)

- Mind Media Awards: My Mad Fat Diary (Tiger Aspect) - Drama Award

- Embarrassing Bodies: Live From the Clinic (Maverick TV) Entertainment

Internship

  • Work Experience We run 3 cohorts of work experience per year, each hosting 20 individuals in different departments around Channel 4 for a week! This is a fantastic entry level opportunity to get a taster of Channel 4. We also pay all travel, lunch and accommodation costs (if necessary) to allow more people to take part!

    Cohort 1: 17th – 21st July

    Cohort 2: 23rd – 27th Oct

    Cohort 3: 27th – 1st Dec

    Applications for Cohort 1 will open on the 18th May, more info can be found here: http://4talent.channel4.com/get-involved/work-experience

Graduate

  • Graduate Opportunities Channel 4 is looking for talented and enthusiastic graduates to join our data science team!

    Intake:
    Length: 2 years.

Careers Events

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Additional Opportunities

  • Production Training Scheme 12 month placement opportunities available amongst a variety of independent production companies across the UK in cities such as Bristol, Belfast and Glasgow. There are 16 spaces available, and two streams to apply for, a Researcher and Production Coordinator. The scheme is particularly aimed at people with disabilities, from BAME communities or disadvantaged backgrounds – because these groups are currently underrepresented in the television industry, which is something we want to change. This is a paid opportunity, and an entry level role for those with less than 12 months experience in production.

    Applications are open until the 4th June.

    More info and how to apply can be found here: http://4talent.channel4.com/get-involved/work-programmes/production-training-scheme-2016-17
  • Pop Ups - Apprenticeships We will be on the road in June to talk to people about apprenticeship opportunities at Channel 4 in different departments such as Sales, HR, and IT for example. This will be a day filled with networking, workshops and opportunities to ask our current apprentices lots of questions! We will be in London on the 21st June, Manchester 29th June and Glasgow 6th July.

    Applications are open until 28th May.

    To apply visit: https://jobs.channel4.com/Pages/event_apply.aspx?jobId=4556&Type=3

Tips for applying

(HR recruiters/past graduates share their tips for applicants)

  • Be upfront Don't be scared to disclose your disability at the earliest opportunity - it will give the organisation a chance to provide you with the help and support you need.
  • Be positive Managing a disability can help you develop different skills and strengths. Highlight these at interview by drawing on your own personal experiences.
  • Be assertive Be proactive and clear in asking for any reasonable adjustments that you need. Don’t apologise!

Your Plus

Reassure students that employers are looking for key strengths (beyond disability!) and encourage them to assess their personal qualities against the list of competencies your organisation looks for in their people.

No matter what you're disability. We'll be looking for particular strengths and cognitive abilities – character traits and skills you’ll find in our colleagues all over the business

  • Agile learner
  • Resilient performer
  • Relationship navigator
  • Team collaborator
  • Numerical interpretor
  • Critical analyst

Recruitment Adjustments

Students need to know that they will be supported through the recruitment process. What are some of adjustments recruiters can provide?

If there is a dedicated contact person, please state their name and contact details.

  • Increased time available When you are completing your verbal and numerical reasoning, verbal comprehension tests, as well as increased preparation time at assessment centres.
  • Hard copy We can arrange for a hard copy version of your tests to be completed within the office.
  • Contact point You will have a dedicated point of contact within the Campus Recruitment team.

Workplace Support

What support and adjustments can graduates expect once they start work at Channel 4?

MyPlus Graduates

Read what these graduates have to say about:

Their career at Channel 4
Managing disability at work
Tips and advice

MyPlus Professionals