Work at ITV, gain a qualification and get paid? You can’t have your cake and eat it, right? Wrong.
Our apprenticeship programme offers you everything you’re looking for – well, apart from the cake. It’s a minimum 12 month PAID programme within one of our departments, and during your time here, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience from working with industry experts, and we’ll guide and support you every step of the way.
Opportunities are available in London, Manchester and Leeds, as well as some of our regional offices, and previous placements have focused on our Legal, Studio Production, News, Business Services, Marketing, Commissioning, Technology, Finance and Global Entertainment departments.
Who can apply?
Our apprenticeships are a brilliant way to continue your education and gain great work experience within the industry– which means they’re perfect for school or college leavers as an alternative to uni. You might not have loads of working experience. You might even have none at all. But that doesn’t matter: we’re looking for fresh new talent from all walks of life who can flourish with us here at itv.
You can apply if you:
- DO NOT have a degree, a level 4 qualification, or have already completed a similar apprenticeship
- Have lived in the European Economic Area for 3 years consecutively
- Are genuinely interested in learning about what we do and the role you’re applying for.
Anyone who fits the above criteria can apply. But remember, the nature of the apprenticeship, the salary, and the level of qualification are most suited to school/college leavers.
How do I apply?
We’re committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and as a Disability Confident employer we are committed to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.
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Abygail Onitolo, Talent Team Apprentice (London, 2017/2018)
I’m Aby and I’m the apprentice with the Talent Team at ITV Studios, I’ll be coming up to my sixth month in March and I’m absolutely loving it!
I work alongside the Talent Execs for ITV Studios Entertainment, Possessed, Potato and Shiver. My role involves coordinator duties like managing digital documentation, handling data, raising contracts, considering freelancer CV’s and managing the department inbox. I’ve also been involved in some self-led projects, including shooting a film for the ITV Entry Careers website.
Aside from this, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to work on shows like Five Gold Rings, the ITV Gala, Pride of Britain, and more! I’ve also been a stand in for game show rehearsals, and been given the opportunity to shadow camera operators on Daytime.
I love working with the Talent Team for a variety of reasons, for one, I get to see behind the scenes of crewing up for shows, and have gained a really special insight into what ITV looks for when hiring freelancers. I also get on really well with my team, everyone is supportive, friendly and female - a big change from a male heavy workforce in my previous jobs.
I’ve taken a unsuspecting path to get to where I am now, but I think everyone has to before knowing what works for them. I’ve come from applying to study Psychology at university, to working at Chilango (a burrito joint in East London), and although I do miss the free burritos, I definitely I’ve found my happy place here at ITV.
I was attracted to ITV because working for a company as honest & diverse as this has always been my dream. Growing up watching ITV's shows and supporting the brand meant that I knew I’d feel right at home, and what better way to break into the industry than practical, hands on experience?
My one and only tip to candidates applying for an apprenticeship at ITV is to be yourself, because as cliqued and broad as that sounds, it is the only way to succeed and make lasting and genuine connections with people.
George Thomas, ITV Sport Apprentice (London, 2017/2018)
Hi I’m George and I work in the Sport department for ITV. I have grown up watching and participating in various sports so I feel very privileged to be able to work in this area of television. When the potential opportunity arose to be an apprentice for ITV Sport, I couldn’t wait to submit my application.
I have been in my role for five months now, during this time I’ve been involved in multiple roles including being a runner and most recently a junior producer for the snooker. My daily tasks commonly revolve around assisting with scheduling matters, however due to the varied nature of sport, my tasks can differ from one day to the next.
The highlight of my journey so far has been presenting a ‘dry run’ of the Europa League highlights programme as I strive to be a presenter in the future. Other experiences have included working at Wembley Stadium and meeting members of the royal family. My achievements wouldn’t have been possible without the ongoing support of the ITV apprenticeship scheme. Being an apprentice results in having a solid foundation in which to build a successful career and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.