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People and Inclusion

Here at Channel 4 we are passionate about supporting people to build great futures in the media industry – this includes people from all backgrounds and walks of life. By nurturing new and future talent and original ideas, we can inspire change in our industry and reflect the diversity of Britain today.

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People and inclusion at Channel 4

Channel 4 is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and celebrates diversity in all areas of our workforce. We do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, ethnic origin, disability, political or religious beliefs in our recruitment or employment practices.

We monitor our diversity figures regularly and have short and longer-term targets within our Diversity Charter. We are also committed to the government’s ‘Disability Confident’ agenda.

In 2016, our ‘Year of Disability’, we had an increased focus on providing opportunities for candidates with disabilities. Places on our Apprenticeship, Work Experience and Production Training Scheme programmes have been allocated to provide opportunities for disabled candidates.

We are passionate about providing routes into the industry for new and emerging talent. Our varied 4Talent programmes enable young talent to gain valuable experiences and connections into broadcast and digital media. We provide schemes for those with no previous experience alongside development programmes for creatives with more experience.

Our ‘C4 Pop-Up’ is a national outreach programme of skills workshops targeted at young people in locations across the UK. Open to all and free to attend, we aim to take the industry out to the Regions and enable hundreds of young people to get practical advice and make contacts to start their careers.

All of our roles are advertised on the Channel 4 jobs site. These include a wide variety of positions in departments including IT, Consumer Insights, Commissioning, 4Creative, Legal, Marketing, Corporate Affairs, Finance, HR and Sales alongside our apprenticeships and work experience placements.

We are a key sponsor of ‘Great with Disability’ which enables us to promote our opportunities to candidates with a wide variety of disabilities and also partner with organisations including Mencap, Scope, JobCentre Plus and Mind.  

Channel 4 employees have access to a variety of learning and development programmes and opportunities. These include coaching, mentoring, e-learning, formal training, team development, soft skills, IT training and line management. 

We are committed to providing a work environment that allows employees to flourish. Well-being and employee engagement are central to employees being empowered and enabled to do their best and most-fulfilling work.