For the last ten years, Channel 4 has been working with some of the UK’s top production companies, providing a launchpad into the industry for people who never thought they’d get a foot in the door. Perhaps they believed that their background was against them, or their lack of experience or qualifications.
Since then, the scheme has helped to kick-start more than 130 careers in a wide range of roles. Past trainees can now be found doing all sorts of jobs like directing Hollyoaks, producing peaktime documentaries, reporting on the Paralympics, developing entertainment shows and many more.
The big news it that Channel 4 is launching the scheme in Belfast in 2012.
It offers paid placements of up to a year. During that time, you’ll find out what the industry’s about, learn plenty of new skills and discover where you could fit in.
For Channel 4, it’s all about nurturing new talent, exploring original ideas, championing alternative voices and bringing fresh perspectives to the TV business.
The word ‘talent’ is an important one. To apply, you’ll need plenty of it, as well as a real passion to work in TV. If that sounds like you, just visit channel4.com/jobs to find out more from 1 June 2012. The closing date for applications is 22 June 2012.