Digital Producer Apprentice

  • Internship
  • Leeds
  • £20,972 GBP / Year
  • Applications have closed.
  • Salary: £20,972

Channel 4


Job Title: 4Studio, Digital Producer Apprentice
Reports to: Digital Producer – Branded Content
Department: 4Studio
Location: Leeds
Number of roles: 1
Start: September 2023


If you are looking for an opportunity to gain work experience and a qualification, then an apprenticeship at Channel 4 might be for you.

Our Apprenticeships are full-time, with four days per week spent working in a C4 department and one day per week completing the formal learning parts of the apprenticeship.

The formal training provided will consist of workshops, tutorials, webinars, coaching and in some cases residential boot camps. The training is dependent on the qualification your apprenticeship offers and will be explained in detail by the training provider before you officially begin the course. You can read more about the qualification being offered for this apprenticeship below.

Our apprenticeships are aimed at school leavers and people who do not have a degree. If you have a degree, please look on the 4Skills website or the Channel 4 Jobs website for other opportunities suitable for you.

If you’d like some tips on writing your application before you apply, please watch our recent YouTube video, How to Write an Outstanding Application.

The programme aims to offer opportunities to those currently underrepresented in the TV industry, so we are particularly keen to hear from Deaf and/or disabled people, ethnically diverse people and people from lower socio-economic groups.

Am I eligible to apply?

  • You must be 18 years old or over at the time the scheme starts to apply. There is no upper age limit.


4Studio is the engine room for C4’s digital acceleration strategy, with the mission to create, adapt and distribute brilliant content across social media channels. We work very closely with key people and departments within C4 to make this a success.

4Studio is based in C4’s new National HQ in Leeds and is a key component of C4’s regional strategy, creating creative job opportunities outside London and expanding the diversity of the company’s creative contribution.

We are looking for a brilliant apprentice to learn all aspects of creating content for a digital audience while bringing their own energy and ideas to the team. This might range from writing copy for a range of platforms and assisting with edits, through to planning a shoot or helping create great ideas for new content. The ideal candidate will be wildly passionate about social video content as well as TV and film, brimming with great ideas, a can-do attitude, and a hunger to learn from the best in the business.


  • Assisting the Digital Branded Content Producers, your day-to-day will include but not be limited to:
  • Helping to produce digital and social assets to support linear programming, as well as some original content creation
  • As well as coming up with the ideas, you’ll be able to follow them through to delivery – you have a base knowledge of how social content is created and want to hone your craft
  • Quality assurance & delivery of content to the Social Media Managers
  • Sourcing material for online projects, social video, pitches & briefs
  • Transcribing videos for subtitling purposes
  • Supporting the digital team in delivering a wide variety of digital projects
  • Potential to attend social shoots in a runner capacity, providing production support
  • Source interesting digital inspiration to share with the team
  • Be passionate about and have an understanding of the Channel 4 remit


As part of the application process, you’ll be asked to tell us how you meet the essential criteria listed below. When answering this question think about examples from your experience so far, this doesn’t need to be professional experience but could be academic, from volunteering or a part-time job.

We’ve provided some examples beside the first four criteria of experience that could demonstrate you have these skills.  Please note you do not need to use these examples; they are just here for guidance, and you should draw from your own personal experiences.

  • Verbal and written communication skills – Verbal – e.g. experience of dealing with customers or working as part of a team. Written – e.g. writing emails, completing an application form or essay, or if you have a hobby that involves creative writing. 
  • Attention to detail –  e.g. Cashing up on tills or proofreading coursework.
  • Organisation skills and ability to prioritise tasks – e.g. Planning events whether personal or for professional purposes, as well as managing work life balance, for example working whilst doing coursework/exams. 
  • An understanding of and a passion for Channel 4’s remit
  • Interest in working with brands
  • Demonstrable passion for social media, digital marketing and branded content
  • Comfortable building relationships with internal teams and external suppliers
  • Interested in developing and generating ideas to be used across all our social platforms


Content Creator Level 3


15 Months


If you are unable to complete the Apprentice application, we are happy to consider alternative formats of the application form.

For example, you could arrange a phone call with 4Skills for you to speak your answers and a member of the team can scribe, or if you’d like to create a five minute YouTube video/ voice recording, these are also options available. If you have a different alternative, we really welcome your suggestions to ensure you have a fair chance of applying.

Take a look at our access page for more information, which you’ll find by clicking here. You can also watch our recent YouTube video, Demystifying Interview and Workplace adjustments.

If you have any questions about this apprenticeship vacancy please email the 4Skills team direct at


If you need to relocate in order to take up this opportunity, we can offer you support towards the financial costs of moving. This includes a contribution towards your deposit and first months’ rent, plus visits to your new city to look for accommodation.