ITV are an employer of choice for diverse and creative candidates who are committed to ensuring their future workforce reflects and represents their future audiences. ITV offer a range of entry-level programmes, with the purpose of supporting talented and diverse applicants who may not otherwise have considered a career within the industry.
ITV are proud to be a ‘two-tick’ disability symbol holder, meaning they are renowned for their support and retention of talented individuals with disabilities. This support, of course, applies to anyone on ITV’s entry career programmes and ITV are committed to doing everything possible to make sure candidates have the support and adjustments needed to make the most of the opportunity.
Your ITV Experience Programme 14-17 years
This is a week-long programme, providing work experience and motivating future talent. It is an opportunity to spend time with the ITV teams and experience specially designed sessions to help you produce the highest quality CV, create your ‘personal brand’ and learn how to interview like a professional. Stay tuned on the next will be by following ITV on their social media platforms.
Apprenticeship Programme 16- 23 years
This award-winning programme is open to school and college leavers aged 16- 23 years without a degree. The ITV Apprenticeship programme is a great opportunity to earn a competitive apprentice salary whilst learning and many former apprentices have gone on to secure great roles within ITV. You will gain a nationally-recognised qualification and valuable hands-on experience from industry experts. Opportunities open each June for a September start, offering different apprenticeships at various ITV sites each year.
“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. 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.” – Jessica Stone, ITV Central, Business and Administration Apprentice 2014/2015
Find out more about the ITV Apprenticeship here!
ITV News Traineeship 18 years +
This paid nine-month programme is open to anyone over 18 years old who are passionate about a career in journalism. This is an exciting opportunity to be based in one of ITV’s newsrooms and work alongside experienced and talented multi-platform journalists who will teach you the basics of TV and online journalism. This hands-on experience is combined with classroom based learning to guarantee you are equipped with the fundamental skills to build a career in broadcast news. This programme is advertised either January or February each year and usually starts in August. A very high percentage of those who graduate from the programme have gone on to secure permanent jobs with both ITV News and ITV more widely.
“The traineeship is an incredible opportunity to learn from the best within ITV. The courses, such as scriptwriting and camera training, give you all the necessary skills to thrive in a newsroom. I enjoyed that it was hands-on and we could put our new training into practice in our respective newsrooms.” – Sam Holder, Production Journalist, ITV News Meridian.
Find out more about the ITV News Traineeship here.
ITV Insight Programme 18 years +
ITV’s programme for all work experience opportunities with applications open four times a year in January, April, July and October. This programme is a great way for people looking to learn more about a career in TV to experience working behind the scenes. The programme offers exclusive membership to the ITV Insight Pool, meaning priority access to any Insight placements that become available across the business. You are 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. Along with the experience and contacts the voluntary placements provide you with, you are able to apply for paid roles, offered exclusively to ITV’s Insight members.
For more information about the ITV Insight Programme, please click here.
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