The Programme

Something for everyone

Explore the creative industry in 3 core modules and pick and mix

You might be one of the many people who aren't sure where they'd start to try and get into TV and Broadcasting... and that's why we're here to give you a taste! Completing our work experience will not only give you a better idea of the different career opportunities within the industry, but you’ll have gained valuable experience that you can bring with you, whatever career you end up in. This programme is just the start!

What's involved

There are 3 core modules to complete, plus 5 optional ones - all designed to give you more insight on the world of creative careers as well as insider information from people doing these jobs for real! An example of how it works is below.

Pre-task Introduction

At the beginning of each module, you'll watch a short video that details exactly what this part of the programme is all about. You'll be tasked by a current Channel 4 Employee to complete an activity unique to their area of the business.

Complete your task

After watching the video, you'll get all the resources you need to be able to complete your task. This could include presentation layouts, industry glossaries and helpful information on what this area of the industry entails.

Upload your task

Once completed, you'll upload your task to your online portal, and then you're over half way there for this module!

Best practice advice

Watch your industry expert explain how they would have approached the task. Get best practice advice and consider if you approached the task in the same way, or what you could do differently.

Multiple choice quiz

For the last step of the module, we'll test what you've learnt. Submit your answers and that's the module complete!

The departments

What's involved?

Core Modules

The programme consists of 3 core modules. These modules offers insights into the multifaceted pathways to a creative career, as seen at Channel 4, and equips you with employability skills through practical examples and actionable content.

  1. What Is The Creative Industry
  2. Creative Personas
  3. Employability

Optional Modules

Once you have complieted the core modules you have the opportunity to take 5 optional modules. These focuses on a different team within Channel 4 that have their own unique impact on the creation of TV entertainment:

  1. Commissioning
  2. 4Studio
  3. Legal and Compliance
  4. Sales
  5. Consumer Insight

Unlock Your Creative Potential

Join the 4Skills Work Experience Programme

FAQs

No! 4Skills Work Experience is a free virtual programme, run by Channel 4 and GetMyFirstJob.
You've got the end of the programme to complete all modules. This timer starts once you begin the first module.
Easy you can sign up now here!
The programme is open to anyone aged 14 or older - but it will be particularly beneficial to you if you have less than 6 months of experience in the industry.
If you're a teacher or a careers advisor, and would like to get your school can get involved, please sign up here as a career advisor and a member of our team will reach out and get you set up.
This programme is not a feeder into a role at Channel 4. However the skills and knowledge gained along the way provide excellent experience to add to your CV, and will allow you to explore what career pathway could be right for you.
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