4creative Digital Production Level 3 Apprenticeship

Type: Apprentice
Region: Yorkshire and The Humber

Job Details

22nd April 2024 £23,170 Level 3 Apprenticeship Business Operations, Digital Marketing Leeds

4creative Digital Production Level 3 Apprenticeship

The C4 Apprenticeship Programme

If you are looking for an opportunity to gain work experience and a qualification, then an apprenticeship at Channel 4 might be for you. 

Our 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. You’ll spend 60% of your working week in your office base and 40% working from home.

The formal training provided will consist of workshops, tutorials, webinars, coaching and in some cases residential boot camps. You can read more about the qualification being offered for this apprenticeship below.

If you’d like some tips on writing your application before you apply, please watch our YouTube video, How to Write an Outstanding Application. 

The programme aims to offer opportunities to those currently underrepresented in the TV industry, so we are particularly keen to hear from Deaf and/or disabled people, ethnically diverse people and people from lower socio-economic groups.

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’ll need to have a Grade C (4) or above in Maths & English GCSE

You can’t have already completed the qualification being offered or similar at the same or higher level

Our apprenticeships are aimed at school leavers and people who do not have a degree. If you have a degree, please visit the Channel 4 Jobs website 

Channel 4 Behaviours

At Channel 4, we have four core behaviours that underpin everything we do. These are outlined below, and we will be assessing candidates on these behaviours throughout the recruitment process. 

Include – We’re Altogether Different so let’s give each other a bear hug, team up and trust each other to collaborate arm-in-arm. Don’t just listen: listen to understand.

Innovate – Don’t just rinse and repeat: don’t just go through the motions. Challenge positive and embrace change. Experiment & take smart risks.

Grow – Question Everything and school yourself. Be generous with your knowledge with others and seek feedback from them. Be clear with your objectives. 

Get it done – Make your time at Channel 4 count. Be a solution-finder, not a finger-pointer. Prioritise, decide and then act – always commercially. 

Department Description

4Studio is the home of social media content at Channel 4. This includes content that we make about, and with our TV shows and talent, content we make with our favourite brands and sponsors, or original content for social media audiences.

4Studio is based in C4’s new National HQ in Leeds and is a key component of C4’s regional strategy, creating creative job opportunities outside London and expanding the diversity of the company’s creative contribution.

We are looking for a brilliant apprentice to learn all aspects of creating original video content for a digital audience while bringing their own energy and ideas to the team. This might range research, writing a pitch deck or assisting with edits, through to planning a shoot, working on set or helping create great ideas for new content. The ideal candidate will be wildly passionate about social video content as well as TV and film, brimming with great ideas, a can-do attitude, and a hunger to learn from the best in the business.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Assisting the Original and Branded Content Production teams, you’ll get a chance to rotate and experience different roles within the team, so your day-to-day will include but not be limited to: 
  • Assisting Production Team with original video creation for C4’s Social Platforms.
  • Helping to produce digital and social assets to support linear branded programming.
  • Attending location and studio shoots in runner capacity, providing production support
  • Contributing to idea development, pitching your ideas where required.
  • Learning about production process; including storyboarding, filming, logging, editing, and delivering content to schedule
  • Working with production management to learn about the production planning process, setting up shoots and content workflows
  • Liaising with other departments at Channel 4 including Marketing, Commissioning, Legal and other areas of the business where required
  • As well as coming up with the ideas, you’ll be able to follow them through to delivery – you have a base knowledge of how social content is created and want to hone your craft
  • Quality assurance & delivery of content to the Social Media Managers
  • Sourcing material for online projects, social video, pitches & briefs
  • Transcribing videos for subtitling purposes
  • Supporting the digital team in delivering a wide variety of digital projects
  • Source interesting digital inspiration to share with the team
  • Be passionate about and have an understanding of the Channel 4 remit

Essential Experience & Skills

As part of the application process you’ll be asked to tell us how you meet the essential criteria listed below. When answering this question think about examples from your experience so far, this doesn’t need to be professional experience but could be academic, from volunteering or a part-time job. 

We’ve provided some examples beside the first four criteria of experience that could demonstrate you have these skills. Please note you do not need to use these examples, they are just here for guidance and you should draw from your own personal experiences. 

  • Verbal and written communication skills - 
  • Attention to detail - 
  • Organisation skills and ability to prioritise tasks - 
  • An understanding of and a passion for Channel 4’s remit 
  • Confirm you have Maths & English GCSE Grade C (4) or above
  • Interest in working with brands, TV talent and creators 
  • Demonstrable passion for social media and original digital video content.
  • Comfortable building relationships with internal teams and external suppliers 
  • Interested in developing and generating ideas to be used across all our social platforms 

Qualifications Offered With This Apprenticeship 

Content Creator Level 3

Length Of Apprenticeship

  • 15 months

Alternative Application Formats

We are committed to making the application process accessible. If you would like to discuss suggestions for alternative formats, or have any questions about the recruitment process in general, please contact us at apprenticeships@channel4.co.uk 

Take a look at our access page for more information. You can also watch our YouTube video, Demystifying Interview and Workplace adjustments. 


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.



Application questions to complete

Please remember to complete the additional application questions by uploading a Word or PDF attachment. These questions really help us get to know you better and we won’t be able to consider your application without them.


There are a million reasons why it’s great to work at Channel 4, here are just a few of the perks for you;

  • Private medical insurance with NO EXCESS
  • Free Virtual GP access for employees
  • Free Female Health hormone test each year
  • Free Tastecard membership
  • Financial guidance 1-2-1’s available each quarter
  • Free OnHand (as featured on Dragon’s Den) volunteering membership
  • Discounted Gym memberships
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Income Protection
  • Holiday Buy/Sell

About Channel 4

Channel 4 is free-to-air and freely available to all of the UK. We have the UK’s biggest free streaming service, All 4, plus a network of 6 television channels. Since Channel 4 was created in 1982, it has been at the centre of national conversations and a catalyst for the creation of a world-beating production sector in the UK. Our purpose is to create change through entertainment. We do this by representing unheard voices, challenging with purpose and reinventing entertainment.

Our unique model – commercially-funded but publicly-owned – means that we’re able to offer independent and distinctive, universal content reflecting the interests of different communities across the UK. As a publisher-broadcaster, Channel 4 commissions UK content from the independent production sector and currently works with around 300 creative companies across the UK every year.

Channel 4s apprenticeship programme offers people with no prior experience the opportunity to come and work for us for 14-36 months and gain a Level 2, 3, 4 or 6 qualification in a subject related to the role they’ll be doing. We offer apprenticeships in a range of departments from 4Studio to Finance, and we don’t ask for any prior experience or qualifications, just passion and commitment.

How to apply

To apply for this role and to find out more, please click on the apply button.

Please note that applications may close before the application deadline, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

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