Channel 4 welcome applications from disabled people for their apprenticeship programme.

Channel 4 are looking for 12 amazing people to work with them on their 2016/17 apprenticeship programme. 

You don’t need any previous experience or qualifications to join us, you just need to love TV and be passionate about starting a career in your chosen department.

Opportunities are available in:

• Continuity – The people who announce what shows are up next live on air

• Production Finance – The people who set and manage the budgets for our shows

• Press and Publicity – The people who promote our shows and our brand through the press

• Digital Sales – The people who sell our online advertising space to brands

• Corporate Relations – The people who manage our relationship with the government and other stakeholders

• Commissioning – The people who decide what shows go on our Channels

• Advertising Research – The people who provide research and data to our sales team to evidence that we know our audiences and how brands can reach them

• Agency Sales in Manchester – The people who manage our relationships with advertising agencies based outside of London

• 4Creative – The people who make the ads for our upcoming programmes and high profile marketing campaigns

• Information Systems – The people who make sure the technology systems work across the business

• Nations and Regions in Glasgow – The people who support production companies outside of London to make our programmes

4 Talent

2016 is the Year of Disability at Channel 4 and this year we particularly welcome applications from disabled people for our . To be eligible for this scheme you must be over 18.

Accessibility Information – 4Talent

At Channel 4, we believe that everyone should have the same chances to get ahead in the media industry. Currently there are not enough people with disabilities working in front of the camera, behind the camera and within broadcasters like Channel 4.

In 2016, it is 4 Talent’s mission to change this, because bringing different life experiences, ideas and viewpoints together is part of our remit as a broadcaster and central to Channel 4’s ethos.

We want to make the process of applying for one of our opportunities right for you as an individual. If you would like to apply for an opportunity at 4 Talent and we can do anything to make that process simpler for you, please email us or call Gaby Power on 0207 3068195.

7th July Applications open
28th August Applications close
19th – 30th September Assessment days at Channel 4
17th October Start working at Channel 4

To apply head to:

Citizenship and rights

Insights, updates, and personal reflections from Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults at the Department of Health.

In praise of ‘access to named social worker’ pilots

As social workers our job is to support, empower and protect the most vulnerable individuals and families in our communities.

As well as being able to challenge decisions about a person’s care or treatment, we have a responsibility to articulate our expert view with confidence and professionalism.

We do this to ensure we are alongside people, in partnership, empowering them to have control over their care and support. This has to be from a position of independence and authority to enable us to challenge decisions made by clinicians and social care colleagues on the health and wellbeing of others.

Social work

Last year, the Government’s response to the ‘No voice unheard, no right ignored’ consultation for people with autism, learning disabilities and mental health conditions made this approach a priority for all of us working across health and care.

A consequence of this renewed focus was a commitment to pilot access to named social workers for individuals, families and their carers. In these pilots, social workers will provide professional advice and support, not just to those with health and social care needs, but to other individuals and services making up the network of care.

It’s a model I wholeheartedly endorse as it draws upon the established values, knowledge, skills and ethics of social work – holistic, person-centred and proactive in co-opting awareness and support from other services.

The aim must always be to support people to lead as fulfilling and independent lives as they can, and have the support to make choices that are right for them. This is true for all those we seek to help, not just those living with autism and other cognitive conditions.

‘We are there alongside people, in partnership, empowering them to have control over their care and support.’

The pilot schemes are already demonstrating great progress, with areas like Portsmouth rolling out the named social worker model across their integrated learning disability teams and seeing great benefits. Other areas are already considering how named social workers can be developed as part of their transforming care plans.

Our profession is fortunate to have the skills to support individuals with complex care needs. The named social worker programme is an opportunity to demonstrate the difference that good quality, citizenship and outcome focused social work practice can make in supporting people to have the best lives possible.