Work Experience

Applications are now closed and will reopen for cohort 2 at the end of August.

New work experience opportunities at Channel 4 in 2017

In 2017 we will be inviting 60 more amazing people, who are on a mission to get into TV, to spend a week with us at Channel 4. This is your opportunity to understand more about the insides of the Channel and gain hands on experience working with one of our teams. This is open to absolutely anyone who wants to break into the industry – you do not need to have attended a 4Talent event previously.

Here's what a Channel 4 work experience week looks like....

Day 1: Induction with 4Talent and your Channel 4 office survival guide

Day 2, 3 & 4: Experience three days of life at Channel 4 within one of the essential departments that keep the Channel on air, as well as working on your own brief set by the department you are working in (to add to your CV / portfolio)

Day 5: Share your new knowledge, experience and ideas with the rest of the work experience crew, and meet people from the other side of the table to find out what they want to hear on your application and in interviews.

Opportunities will be available in the following teams for cohort 1:

    • Audience Research & Insight
    • Corporate Relations
    • Corporate Legal
    • Media Planning
    • Press and Publicity
    • Marketing
    • Continuity
    • Acquisitions
    • Channel Management
    • Advertising Research
    • 4Talent
    • Sales
    • Finance
    • Film 4
    • Data Science
    • Indie Growth Fund
    • Drama
    • Advertising Research & Development
    • Content Management
    • Online
    • Channel 4 News

Work experience at Channel 4 will not cost you a penny, we'll cover your travel and accomodation costs if needed and your expenses across the week. If you have any questions about eligibility regarding this e-mail 

We'll be hosting Work Experience in three cohorts in 2017: 
Cohort #1: 17th - 23rd July
Cohort #2: 23rd - 27th October
Cohort #3: 27th November - 1st December

Applications for cohort 1 have now closed. Applications for cohort 2 will open around 6 weeks before the start of the work experience.

Please note you must be 18+ to participate in our work experience programme.

Please note, Channel 4 is a public service broadcaster and it does not make its own programmes. If you are looking for production experience we recommend you apply for opportunities with an independent production company. A list of which can be found on this website