Training Opportunity: Channel 4 Production Training Scheme 2022

The scheme will begin in January 2022 and applications close on Monday 8th November at 12pm noon.

Our Production Training Scheme is open to anyone who wants to learn about what goes into making great television programmes.

The Channel 4 Production Training Scheme is for entry-level talent who want to break into the media industry and are passionate about making television programmes. In 2022/23 we will be offering paid places at one of the UK’s independent production companies for 12 months. This round, we will be offering placements in scripted television (i.e. drama). For those of you interested in placements with unscripted companies (factual, entertainment, documentaries etc.) another round of the PTS will open later in 2022.

Our first cohort is now open for applications with opportunities available across the UK in Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool, Glasgow, and London. Companies will be offering placements in one of the two following roles (apart from Black Camel and Hollyoaks/Lime who are offering both): Scripted Development Assistant and Trainee Assistant Script Editor. More information on each role can be found in the job adverts (link below).

We are offering placements with the following companies:

  • Black Camel Pictures, Glasgow
  • Duck Soup, Leeds
  • Euston Films, London
  • The Forge, London
  • Hat Trick, London
  • Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures), Liverpool
  • LA Productions, Liverpool
  • Rollem, Leeds
  • Two Rivers, Glasgow
  • Warp Films, Sheffield/London

Please note: we encourage applicants to only apply for one placement and would advise that you focus your efforts into applying for the company that best suits your skills and interests.

Applicants applying for this scheme may already have a degree in Film and Television (or related) or have some previous experience of the television industry through running, work experience, or short term placements, but no more than 6 months.

The scheme aims to offer opportunities to those currently underrepresented in the TV industry, so we are particularly keen to hear from Deaf and/or disabled people, ethnically diverse people and people from lower socio-economic groups.

If successful, you’ll spend a week in TV Boot Camp to get things underway. Here, you’ll hear from graduates of the scheme and Commissioning Editors who’ll give you the lowdown on what it takes to succeed. Then your career in TV starts for real at your production company – but we’ll still see you once a month for training to help you further your career.


To find out more information about the Channel 4 Production Training Scheme, to apply or get assistance with applying go to: careers.channel4.com

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