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 schemes are 12 months long and have lots to offer, including:
• A competitive apprenticeship salary • An NVQ in Business & Administration or Creative & Digital Media • 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 open for applications each June for a September start date. We'll have loads of information on our ITV Careers Facebook page to help you choose the best role for you. Keep a look out on our official Twitter feed @ITVCareers to hear from current apprentices and our recruitment team to help you through your application when the time comes.
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.
Here at ITV I'm one of three drama commissioners, we commission new drama programmes for the channel and my job in particular is to spear head development of new projects, so what that means is I shepherd projects right from the start of the idea all the way through to production and then each project once it's shooting we divide up so we all take different kind of shows to sort of oversee while they're being made.
I've been in TV for about 19 years and my path to commissioning, I would say quite a classic one in that I started as a script reader, I became a script editor, I did 5 years of script editing, I was a producer, I made programmes for about 5 years and then I became an executive producer and then I became a commissioner, so my background is very much in making programmes and script based work. I feel really strongly that if you're going to do this job you have to know what it's like to make the programmes.
I shepherd projects from the start of the idea all the way through to production.
I'm a production executive at ITV, I work in the non-scripted department for ITV studios. I work with the entertainment development team which means that I budget their ideas once there's a spark of interest from somewhere I work with them to get together all of the figures, which is quite interesting because it's working on programmes that absolutely haven't been seen before, so I get first look at what we're up to which is great. I also work with the global entertainment formats consultant, assist her in getting the formats information out to the various companies that decide to make our formats, not just our own production companies but our formats get sold all over the world. We've also just sent somebody out to China a couple of times because there's a Chinese version of 'Surprise Surprise' which is in production at the moment. I came in on a three month contract and I've just enjoyed the people that I've worked with - it is the people that make the difference here.
So within ITV I work for Day Break, I'm a senior producer on the features department and I oversee a department called 'The Guide', which are short films which run within the show twice a morning. And my role within that is, I kind of do everything from scripting to going out to film to coming back and actually edit the pieces together, so I kind of see it from start to finish.
So I did a journalism degree so I always knew media was where I wanted to work, but I always thought it was newspapers because I worked at local newspapers, local radio and I didn't really think much about television and then I did work experience as Grenada in Manchester and loved it and it was definitely somewhere then I knew I wanted to work so then I moved to London and started at GMTV and I've kind of just come from there really, I went from programme assistant to trainee to researcher to producer and now I'm a senior producer, so it's been brilliant, I've loved every minute of it.
I went from programme assistant to senior producer. I’ve loved every minute of it.