My role here at ITV is diversity manager and what that means is I look at both on-screen and off-screen diversity, so making sure the programmes that we work across are reflective of the audiences that are watching and engaging and entertaining. And also off-screen is to look at our workforce, so making sure, not only at entry point, we get the best talent and that we give that talent the opportunity to influence our business and it's inclusive in their journey here at ITV. Working here at ITV is great fun, it plays to my strengths and my skills-set, my day is very varied, I get to interact with a huge amount of people across our business, it's a great place to grow, it's innovative, it's challenging, it's rewarding, it's enthusiastic, it's brilliant, and to know you work for a huge broadcaster such as ITV, not only broadcasting, but programme making and you can sit at home and know that you have a part to play in that is amazing, it's great.
We all love sitting down in front of a great show, but have you ever thought about how our favourite programmes get on the box (or ITV Player) for that matter? There’s more to it than what goes on in the studio – our entire business comes together to deliver everything you see on screen. And with ITV’s Insight Programme, you can experience it for yourself.
Aimed at over-18s and EEA residents who have the right to work or train in the UK, the Insight programme is a great way for people looking to learn more about a career in TV. It might be that you’re a student looking to boost your studies with some TV experience, or a Media professional or teacher looking to develop your industry know-how. You could even be in the market for a career change or in the process of returning to work. The point we’re making is that the Insight Programme is for people from all walks of life, at every stage of their career.
What can you expect?
For starters, you’ll have membership of the ITV Insight Pool. That means priority access to any Insight placements that become available across the business. These can be up to two weeks and pop up at any time.
You shouldn’t automatically expect to be offered a placement though. Insight placements will become available according to business availability and that depends on a number of factors (things like shooting schedules, how busy we are and the area of the business you want to work in.)
You’ll also be invited to join the ITV Insight LinkedIn group, a members-only community where you can hear about ITV opportunities and read about other members’ experiences with us.
Once you’re on a placement you’ll enjoy the chance to get involved as well as shadowing, so you’ll really get to grips with what a role here entails.
You’ll meet and learn from people who really know their stuff, build up a network of contacts and experience the inner workings of the TV industry. So you’ll be on a firm footing for when it comes to making informed decisions about your career.
And after? We don’t want to become just a placement to add to your CV. We may be able to offer you further support around your development and a place in our Talent Pools for future roles. So be sure to keep in touch.
Remember, acceptance into the Insight Pool doesn’t guarantee a placement at ITV. Once you’re a member of the Pool, you’ll be notified of Insight opportunities that match your area of interest – but so will everyone else.
Insight placements can be up to two weeks long.
The ITV Insight Programme is essentially a volunteering scheme, which allows you to get involved and gain hands-on experience wherever possible. Because of this all placements are unpaid and travel costs will not be reimbursed.
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 a placement 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.
How to apply
If you think you’d benefit from a week or two on our Insight Programme, please apply online. Simply create a profile, upload your CV and complete an application form telling us what business areas you’re interested in. And don’t worry about closing dates – placements become available all year round, so we’re always looking for new volunteers.
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Once you’ve submitted your application, please be prepared to bear with us. Our Insight Programme is very popular and it takes time to read through and consider all your applications.
If you are successful, you’ll hear from us within three months. If you don’t hear from us it means that you’ve been unsuccessful this time. We’d like to get in touch personally, but the high number of applications we receive makes that impossible. For the same reason, we’ll be unable to provide feedback should you be unsuccessful in your application.
Once you’ve joined the Insight Pool, you’ll be placed on the mailing list for Insight placements. So any time an Insight opportunity matches the interests you lists on your application, we’ll be in touch