Channel 4 has opened applications for the next cohort of its flagship Production Trainee Scheme, providing entry level opportunities in TV production.
The scheme is a key part of 4Skills, which aims to find and nurture talent from across the UK, and is designed to attract people into broadcasting and production from diverse backgrounds.
For the first time in its 15-year history, this cohort of the Production Trainee Scheme is entirely focussed on scripted production, with 12 roles available as either Trainee Assistant Script Editors or Scripted Development Assistants.
Channel 4 are especially focussed on encouraging applications from groups currently underrepresented in TV production – ethnically diverse people, disabled people and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
Alongside their on-the-job-experience, the trainees will receive industry leading training and development from training partner ThinkBigger, along with a mentor at each independent production company.
The production companies taking part are: Rollem (Leeds), Duck Soup (Leeds), Warp (Sheffield), Lime (Liverpool), LA Productions (Liverpool), Black Camel (Glasgow), Two Rivers (Glasgow), Hat Trick (London), Euston Films (London), The Forge (London).
Caroline Hollick, Head of Drama, Channel 4, said: “Over the years, the Channel 4 Production Training Scheme has provided fantastic opportunities for diverse talent, working alongside our indie partners to offer substantial placements to the next generation of script editors, screenwriters, directors and development producers.
“This is the first time that Channel 4 will be delivering a scripted-only cohort, and we're very excited to take this opportunity to partner with the brilliant drama and comedy companies based across the UK.”
Applications close on Monday, 8 November 2021. For more information go to https://careers.channel4.com/.