What really goes on behind the scenes?
Commissioning Features Apprentice
Hello! My name is Nicole, I'm 24 and I work as the Commissioning features apprentice.
In my job I work with the features team doing PA tasks but also working with the programme coordinator. So I get to watch A LOT of television looking for surgery scenes, swearing and nudity noting them down for editing so it's safe to say it's not like any normal office job. The way I came about my apprenticeship is pretty unusual.
I had never worked in the media business and before this job I was working as a receptionist at a hotel doing night shifts. But as cheesy as it sounds I had a dream! Television has always been my passion I have never seen it has a hobby or something I like to do, to me it's a lifestyle choice. However I was pretty stuck no media experience and only customer service jobs on my CV how could I ever work in television? And that's were Channel 4 came in.
Whilst reading about the commissioning apprentice role I knew that even though I had the basic admin skills there was something I needed to make me stand out something to show my creative side and how passionate I am about working for Channel 4. So I decided to write a song it took me 3 weeks, lack of sleep and breaking my boyfriends Playstation 3 microphone (don't ask) but it was something I was so proud of and really allowed me to physically show Channel 4 how much they have inspired me. Luckily they weren't horrified by my singing and asked me to an interview and the rest is history!