Channel 4’s Production Training Scheme is now open for applications. This scheme has long supported entry level talent who are passionate about TV production and is particularly focused on those currently underrepresented in the TV. They are really keen to hear from disabled people, people who come from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background and anyone from lower socio-economic groups who are from or currently living or working in the locations advertised.

14 individuals will have the opportunity to work as a researcher, and one individual the chance to work as trainee script and development editor, all placed at independent production companies across the UK. Channel 4 provides 50% of the salary as well as wraparound training and support. Our placements with indies are as follows:

  • 3 in Leeds, with True North, Garden Yorkshire and Wise Owl
  • 1 in Manchester with Studio Lambert
  • 2 in Birmingham with Full Fat and North One
  • 2 in Bristol with Plimsoll and Drummer
  • 3 in Wales, with 2 in Cardiff with Bad Wolf and Yeti, and 1 in North Wales with Chwarel
  • 2 in Belfast with Strident and Stellify
  • 2 in Glasgow with Raise the Roof and Firecrest


To Apply

People can apply via and find out about the scheme at

Applications close on Friday 29th January with trainees expected to begin in May.

In addition there will be virtual workshops for people who want to find out more about the scheme, what makes a great candidate and how to take your first steps into TV production. These workshops will include former Channel 4 trainees and representatives from the indies taking part. They will be taking place on Wednesday 20th January for Cardiff, North Wales and Bristol, Thursday 21st for Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham, and Friday 22nd for Glasgow and Belfast. Anyone interested in the Production Training Scheme or more generally about TV production is encouraged to sign up. More information and registration details are at


Source: Channel 4


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