At ITV I'm the rights manager for commercial affairs for ITV network and what we essentially do is acquire rights from producers such as Talkback for the X-Factor where we buy transmissions for the ITV1 and the ITV2 transmission, plus we have exploitation online, so itv.com, we have 30 day catch-up on that website so it's my responsibility to make sure that our dot com team are aware that they have those rights and then they can make that content available for viewers online. My career at ITV started in 1998, I started here on a modern apprenticeships scheme at Granada TV in Manchester, as it was called then, in the HR department, I then went from there to the casting department where I was a casting assistant on lots of different ITV dramas including Coronation Street. I then moved to business affairs, in 2007 I relocated to London and then I came to work in commercial affairs and that's how I've ended up what I'm doing now. I really enjoy working at ITV, hence being here for 13 years, it's really good for opportunities to work in different departments, the environment's great because it's a nice creative atmosphere and everyone's really friendly and approachable and I hope to be here for much longer.
At ITV, we’re 100 per cent behind giving young people the opportunity to earn while they learn. So modern apprenticeships are right up our street. We’ve already had a number of people successfully complete our Apprenticeship programme, and many of them have gone on to secure great roles within our business.
We support apprenticeships in Creative & Digital Media and Business & Administration.
Our schemes are 12 months long and have lots to offer, starting with a training allowance. We also make sure our apprentices get all the support and guidance they need to take their career to the next stage. And that’s all on top of gaining a nationally-recognised qualification.
If you’re interested in learning more about a modern apprenticeship, then register with the National Apprenticeship Service and keep a look-out for announcements on our official Twitter feed, @ITVCareers and here on our careers site for when applications open.
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.