I wanted to work here so badly, I was willing to re-apply time after time if I needed to. The atmosphere is so different to normal offices. I’m only 16 but I’m getting used to working and being treated like an adult, proving I can do the job. I love it, I’m working towards a qualification and getting to know the ins and outs behind the scenes at Channel 4.
Parent of Gabriele, a business administration assistant
Gabrielle’s earning while she’s learning. It’s real-life training. I know how lucky she feels to have this opportunity at Channel 4, and her confidence is growing. She’s finding out the importance of time-keeping and deadlines, and getting better at solving problems every day. I’m seeing her grow into a very responsible adult with a great future ahead of her.
Having an apprentice scheme is about recognising raw talent over qualifications or work experience. But ours is also about diversity. We’re proud of the range of voices our apprentices represent. Many of them even take part as key speakers in high-level brainstorms around programming and content for young audiences. They add huge value to what we do.