I'm a finance analyst at ITV, I work within broadcast, specifically within commercial sales, which is the area responsible for basically selling advertising that you watch on TV. I help support the business by providing them with financial information on their budgets, I give them information on specific advertising should they need it and basically just help them with any finance related queries that they have as well. I'm only one part of finance in the sense that there's other finance teams dotted across ITV, so there's the finance team with in studios and there's a finance team based in Manchester as well who do all the accounts payable and account receivable function. Prior to joining ITV I didn't have any media experience, I trained at a large accountancy firm for 4 years where I did my accounting qualification and I practiced in auditing so I went out and audited different companies and then I wanted to get some experience within a business and sort of applied for different companies and thought ITV would give me the best all round experience of just being within a company.
And if that wasn't enough
All our employees get 5 weeks’ holiday on top of public holidays, plus an option to buy more.
You’ll also benefit from life assurance cover, and have the chance to join our fantastic pension and health insurance schemes.
And whether you cycle in to the office or take the train, we’ve got you covered, either with a bike through the government’s cycle to work scheme or with an interest-free season-ticket loan.
Not to mention the fact that you can receive vouchers to save money on childcare and will also get exclusive savings on a wide range of products and services – just for working here!
In addition, you’ll participate in an ITV-wide annual bonus plan and will also be given the chance to buy ITV shares – so you can really reap the rewards of all your hard work.
Equality & diversity
At ITV, equality in the workplace is just a part of what we do. That’s why, whatever your age, gender, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity or family circumstances, we make it our business to make sure you’re treated with fairness and respect. We’re dedicated to offering flexible working that supports all of our colleagues, and when it comes to recruiting and retaining employees with a disability, we’ve been officially recognised for our efforts.
We play a big role in both national and industry-specific diversity forums – really investing in finding and developing new and diverse talent. We’re also a member of the Creative Diversity Network (CDN): in fact, our Chief Executive, Adam Crozier is now chair. The CDN's role is to bring together organisations involved in programme making across the UK television industry in order to promote, celebrate and share good diversity practices. We don’t just chair the CDN though; we’ve signed up to its Diversity Pledge. This is a public commitment to improve the representation of society on screen, and to become more diverse and inclusive behind the scenes too. And while we have most control over the programmes we make ourselves, we’re also looking at how to increase diversity in commissioned content.
At the end of the day, we want our workforce to represent the audience it serves. It’s a pretty big goal, but one that we get closer to all the time. For more on how we’re working to make ITV more diverse and other information about Corporate Responsibility, visit our Responsibility site.
During our application process, we’ll ask you whether you believe you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010. Of course, you don’t have to answer this question. The only reason we ask is because we want to give you the opportunity to really shine on your application form and enjoy a great over all candidate experience. And although we will monitor your response, it’s only to ensure that we’re being fair.
If you would rather speak to us in person about Diversity in recruitment, please email the team at email@example.com with your contact details and we’ll call you back.
Our benefits don’t just boost your bank balance though. We’re also committed to your development and improving your career. That’s why we believe very strongly that we offer the best development opportunities in the industry at every level of our business.
We have an extensive training and development offer which meets the needs of our colleagues in all areas of the business at all levels. Topics range from ‘How to Get Ahead in Your Career’, to 'Leading Change' in support of our business transformation through to project management and negotiation skills and commercial awareness. We also offer development unique to ITV such as our ‘Access All Areas’ where we create job shadowing opportunities to help our people get a better understanding of the business and where people can get to spend time sharing ideas over lunch with our senior leadership team.
Developing our people is something the whole business is passionate about.