New opportunities for disabled people at Channel 4!

I hope you are well. A quick introduction, my name is Yasmin and I am the new 4Talent Coordinator at Channel 4!

I wanted to get in touch as we have some fantastic opportunities open at the moment, and I wanted to ask if you could kindly distribute them amongst your organisation and the people you work closely with. I will put details below, but please do get in touch if you have any questions.

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:

Channel 4 Talent

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Channel 4’s fantastic Production Training Scheme is now open for you to apply! Visit for more info!

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:

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 Want to find out more about opportunities at Channel 4? Interested in apprenticeships? Then apply to attend the Pop Ups here:

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:

Please note individuals must be 18+ to apply for our opportunities above.


As mentioned, if you do have any questions on the above please do let me know!

Many thanks,

Yasmin Mehmet
4Talent Coordinator

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: