What can you expect?
Our programmes last for 12 months or longer, depending on the qualification, and have lots to offer, including:
- A competitive apprenticeship salary
- A nationally-recognised qualification in Business & Administration, Creative & Digital Media, Customer Services, Social Media Digital Marketing
- 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 talent programmes to suit different ages and stages, such as the ITV Insight Programme.
How can I get on board?
Our opportunities open each June for a September start, offering different apprenticeships at different ITV sites each year. We’ll have loads more information on our social media platforms to help you choose the best role for you. To keep up to date with our apprenticeship news and other opportunities, like our ITV Careers Facebook page, follow us on Twitter @ITVCareers and check out our ITVentrycareers Instagram.
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.
ITV Central, Business & Administration Apprentice 2014/15 ,
ITV News West Country
ITV Global Entertainment, Business & Administration Apprentice 2011/12 ,
Through the ITV Apprenticeship, I entered an industry that I had no previous understanding of. My year as a Business and Administration Apprentice at ITV Central was amazing, as I would not have otherwise been able to experience the exciting life of broadcasting. Although I am not a stranger to administration, there were additional skills that I learnt whilst being at ITV, including the most nerve-wracking skill to learn; rolling prompt for the live broadcast!
This is the first time I have ever felt valued in a job role and in turn valued what I do. It has inspired me to pursue a career within broadcasting, working behind the scenes with the technical team so I can learn as much as I can about production.
One of my biggest achievements during my apprenticeship was being nominated for Best Newcomer in the ITV News Awards 2015, this is an honour I was so grateful to have been chosen for, as my hard work and commitment were acknowledged.
I feel I’m a real example of how Apprenticeships can turn lives around. After coming to the realisation that university was not for me, I found myself working full time in retail. The trail of retail jobs failed to ignite my passion or provide any trace of hope of becoming the individual I desired to be. I am what Apprenticeships are about. Encouraging young people to find purpose within themselves by presenting them with an opportunity which upholds their dream. Being an Apprentice has convinced me that Apprenticeships are the way forward; they allow businesses to develop the right candidate who will potentially stay in-house and be a valuable asset to its success in the future. After my apprenticeship, I secured a role as Assistant Production Coordinator, and still here now!
So, my journey began back in 2011, whilst working in Next retail I applied for an apprenticeship within ITV via the apprenticeships.gov website. I made it through the application process (I believe over 1000 people applied!) and was invited down to Grays Inn Road for an assessment workshop. I then progressed through to the next stage and was shortlisted for various interviews with different parts of ITV, such as Global Entertainment, Sport and Online.
The GE (Global Entertainment) team was impressed with my interview and I was invited back, along with another candidate, for a second interview before a final decision was made. I then received a call a few days later confirming I was successful and had gained a place on the ITV apprenticeship scheme!
The role was a team assistant within the Finance department of Global Entertainment, the distribution part of the business. Whilst working I completed an NVQ level 3 in Business & Administration. I also actively asked other departments if they needed any assistance, so I worked a lot with the Operations department within GE.
10 months into my apprenticeship, a permanent role became available within the Operations department, and because of my experience of working with them whilst an apprentice, I applied and managed to secure a role as a Sales Services Assistant, sending out content to various broadcasters and platforms across the globe.
5 years later, i am now working as a Localisation Coordinator within GE, which handles all of the content that needs dubbing and subtitling into various languages for the titles that ITV distribute internationally. So I have had 3 different roles within ITV already, and this is all thanks to the apprenticeship scheme which helped start my career.