If you’re over 18 and want to find out whether TV production work is the kind of thing that floats your boat, our Insight Programme can give you a brilliant taste of what it’s like to work here at ITV.
For starters, you’ll have membership of the ITV Insight Talent 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.
Once you’re on a placement, you’ll enjoy the chance to get involved on top of shadowing an experienced colleague, so you’ll really get to grips with what it’s all about. And fast, too.
It’s all about meeting and learning from people who really know their stuff, building up a network of contacts, and experiencing the inner workings of the TV industry. All of which will give you a brilliant head start when it comes to your career.
Getting with the Programme
- You’ll need to apply online at our ITVJobs.com website, so try to make your application the best it can be.
- If you’re successful, you’ll be invited to join our ITV Insight Talent Pool group. Once you’re there, keep an eye out for placements and opportunities posted just for members.
- If you spot one that catches your eye, send your CV and short cover note to the specified email address. This is your chance to convince the team that you’re the one.
- If we choose you for a placement opportunity, our team will be in touch to discuss placement arrangements.
Remember, getting into our Insight Talent Pool doesn’t guarantee a placement at ITV. But once you’re a member, you’ll have access to the great opportunities offered through the group. However, so will everyone else, which is why it’s important to make your CV relevant to the opportunities you’re interested in. We want you to have the best chance possible of gaining a placement!
We open Insight placements 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 experience).
It’s also a volunteering scheme, which allows you to get involved and gain hands-on experience wherever possible, for up to two weeks. Because of this all placements are unpaid and we can’t reimburse your travel costs.
How to apply
Our Insight Programme opens will open again in October, which means you’ll have three windows of opportunity to apply each year. We can’t guarantee that the range of placement areas on offer will be the same each time, so if your area of interest isn’t included, check the next Insight window.
We’re committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and as a Disability Confident employer we are committed to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.
Hayley and James
The ITV Insight Programme,
Hi both, can you tell us a bit about you and your role at ITV?
Hayley: Hi I’m Hayley, and I started my role in January as part of the new Late and Live team in Content Delivery but I first came to ITV as part of the Insight Programme Talent Pool early last year. My main responsibility is to capture content from the live broadcast stream for the ITV hub and other platforms.
James: Hi, I’m James, I look after the team that transfers ITV’s content from a physical asset, from tape or film, to a digital asset which we can then easily distribute to other broadcasters around the world.
James, why did you decide to take on someone through the Insight Programme into your team?
J: My manager and I had been looking to introduce some work experience opportunities into the department, and we found the Insight Programme a great forum of pre-approved individuals looking to start their careers at ITV. I hoped we’d get to work with passionate and enthusiastic people, but Hayley really exceeded my expectations.
Hayley, why did you apply to do for the Insight Programme at ITV?
H: I’d heard about the scheme by following ITV Careers online, and knew that it a good place to find placement opportunities. The scheme is really well suited for people like me who are passionate about television and content and want the chance to gain that practical experience.
What did you enjoy about the Insight programme? Any highlights?
H: I enjoyed observing the team, absorbing all of their knowledge and finding out about the different elements of Content Delivery. I contributed towards valuable processes such as at tape ingesting and time code capturing.
Would you recommend applying for the Insight Programme to others and why?
J: Absolutely! It gave me the opportunity to see Hayley in a live environment, interacting with my team and helping process work. The application process is dead easy to use and we’re looking to repeat again at some point this year.
H: Definitely, not only did I really enjoy the work experience opportunity but it allowed me to make a good impression which allowed me to secure a permanent role with the team for the role that I’m still enjoying a year on.