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Pictures Apprentice (Leeds)

15th March 2021

13th January 2021

The C4 Apprenticeship Programme

Our Apprenticeship programme is designed to provide work experience and a related qualification to people leaving formal education and who have decided to pursue an Apprenticeship rather than attend University.

Our Apprenticeships are full-time, with four days per week spent working in a C4 department and one day per week completing the formal learning parts of the Apprenticeship.  Our Apprentices have external tutors who deliver workshops and seminars to them and offer support throughout the apprenticeship.  It is essential for Apprentices to be able to balance their work and learning time and commit to delivering what is required for the formal learning elements in order to successfully achieve the qualifications on completion.

The formal training provided will consist of workshops, tutorials, webinars, coaching and in some cases residential boot camps. The training is dependent on the qualification your apprenticeship offers and will be explained in detail by the training provider before you officially begin the course. Due to COVID there could be some changes in the way that training is delivered, for example it may be virtually rather than in person. You can read more about the qualification being offered for this apprenticeship below. 

Am I eligible to apply?

  • You must be 18 years old or over at the time the scheme starts to apply. There is no upper age limit.
  • You cannot already have a similar qualification at the same or higher level than what is being offered on this apprenticeship. For example, you are not eligible to apply for this role if you have a TV/Film related degree or a L3 qualification in Creative Media. 


The Pictures Team is responsible for all of Channel 4’s imaging needs. It forms part of the Press & Publicity department, which is responsible for Channel 4’s dealings with the press and wider media. The team supports the department in publicising Channel 4’s programmes across all media platforms by commissioning, editing and supplying high-quality images that reflect the content and values of the programming. 

Working with commissioners, producers, talent and some of the country’s best photographers, the Pictures Team develops ideas and concepts for commissioning shoots on location and in a studio. The team is then responsible for producing, editing and distributing imagery from these shoots, as well as liaising with production companies and studios to acquire programme imagery, and sourcing screengrabs from Channel 4 content. All images are then used to promote Channel 4 programming in the media as well as on the All 4 platform and third-party platforms such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Sky. 

This apprenticeship would suit someone who:

  • Wants to pursue a career in content creation
  • Is passionate about photography 
  • Has an eye for captivating imagery that tells a story


  • Caption, tag and store non-commissioned images in the team’s asset management system
  • Publish images to press website 
  • Manage internal requests for the supply of images
  • Liaise with production companies to obtain non-commissioned images
  • Liaise with and supply images to external picture desks
  • Assist Picture Commissioners in the setting up and attendance of photoshoots, both on location/in studio or in office
  • Assist Picture Editors in manipulating images using picture editing software to meet the requirements of the All 4 platform and external platforms
  • Through in-house training, eventually commission photoshoots for programme publicity

Level 3 Junior Content Producer 

15 Months 


  • Passion for photography and an interest in photo editing
  • Interested in content creation and has evidence of this
  • Able to critically assess imagery and offer suggestions on ways to improve images
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe CC suite
  • Comfortable using different types of technology (Mac, Word, Excel, Outlook) and able to learn how to use new technology confidently 
  • Able to use your own initiative to complete day to day tasks and seek out new sources for learning and development 
  • Enjoys working independently to complete tasks 
  • Great relationship building skills, with the ability to communicate confidently with people inside and outside of C4
  • Great organisational skills and ability to prioritise when managing multiple tasks 
  • Understanding and passion for the Channel 4 brand and remit


If you need to relocate in order to take up this opportunity, we can offer you support towards the financial costs of moving. This includes a contribution towards your deposit and first months’ rent, plus visits to your new city to look for accommodation.  

Salary- £19000

Benefits- There are a million reasons why it’s great to work at Channel 4, here are just a few of the perks for you;

• 26 days annual leave (including a day off for your birthday)
• Company funded Private Medical Insurance
• A generous Group Personal Pension
• Access to our flexible benefits scheme including dental, travel insurance, health screenings and more!

Applications Close Date- 01 Nov 2020

Application questions to complete

To complete your application please provide a response to the below application questions, you can upload your response to the application questions as an attachment when submitting your application. This can be attached to your application as a PDF or Word document.  

  1. Please outline how you meet the ‘Essential Experience & Skills’ outlined in the Job Description (Max 500 words)
  2. Take a look at the Channel 4 Press website ( to pick an image or a couple of images, and tell us what made them stand out to you. (Max 150 words) 
  3. Tell us about a recent image you saw anywhere that really stood out to you and why? (This image can be absolutely anything and should not relate to Channel 4) (Max 150 words)
  4. As the apprenticeship will involve you balancing a busy job as well as doing a qualification, can you tell us about a time when you have had to display really strong time management skills? (Max 300 words)
  5. Sum yourself up in a tweet (Max 280 characters)

Pictures Apprentice (Leeds)

Leeds, UK
Apprenticeships, Advanced Apprenticeship
££15,000 - £20,000

Published on 12 Oct 2020

Deadline 1 Nov 2020