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. <br></br> 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 In October we will be inviting 20 more amazing people, who are on a mission to get into TV, to spend a week with us at Channel 4

    Intake:
    Length: 1 week
  • Open 4 Open 4 gives you a chance to learn more about factual TV production and to get an insight into how programmes are made

Graduate

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

    Intake:
    Length: 2 years.

Additional Opportunities

  • Apprenticeships Our apprenticeships are about helping bright people to get experience in this industry, get a new qualification and get paid at the same time. They're our way of encouraging talented people who are looking for an alternative to university, whatever their background
  • Production Training Scheme We offer opportunities at a variety of television production companies working across our Drama, Factual and Comedy content. We offer paid 12 months contracts alongside monthly training from 'ThinkBigger' delivered at Channel 4 HQ, which gives you an amazing foot in the door of the TV production sector
  • 4Crew You could attend some of the biggest events and C4 Pop Ups, all-expenses paid and work as part of the 4Crew team to create content that will be showcased on the 4Talent website and our social networks.

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

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

MyPlus Graduates

Read what these graduates have to say about:

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

MyPlus Professionals