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.
At ITV, we’re always on the look-out for new talent. And we’re 100 per cent behind providing opportunities to earn-while-you-learn. So apprenticeships are right up our street. We’ve already had a number of people successfully complete our award-winning scheme, and many have gone on to secure great roles within our business.
What can you expect?
Our programme is 12 - 18 months long, depending on the qualification, and has lots to offer, including:
• A competitive apprenticeship salary
• A nationally-recognised qualification in Business & Administration, Creative & Digital Media or Customer Services
• A year of valuable hands-on experience working alongside industry experts
• Guidance and career support every step of the way.
Who can apply?
ITV Apprenticeships are a great way to continue your education but within a workplace environment, perfect for school or college leavers. You might not have loads of working experience, or none at all. 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.
If you fit the above criteria you can apply – but do remember, the nature of the apprenticeship, the salary and the level of qualification would be most suited to school/college leavers. Here at ITV we have several entry schemes to suit different ages and stages, such as the ITV Insight Programme.
How can I get on board?
We have TWO amazing opportunities open to apply for right now.
If your interests include graphics, news and TV, then have a look at our ITV Graphic Design Apprenticeship at ITV News Central in Birmingham. Applications are open through the National Apprenticeship Service website until Sunday 23rd August.
If you're passionate about TV and love administration, then apply for the Shiver Production Team Assistant Apprenticeship at ITV Studios in Leeds. Applications are through the ITV careers site, and open until Monday 31st August.
We're proud to be a ‘two-tick’ disability symbol holder, meaning we’re recognised for our support and retention of talented individuals with disabilities. This support, naturally, extends to anyone on our Apprenticeship programmes and we’ll do everything we can to make sure you have the support and adjustments you need to get the most out of your time with us.