Congratulations to Year 13 student James Barry who has secured an apprenticeship with Channel 4. He has already completed two work experience placements with them and will now be joining their online team for a year.
He said: ‘The online team do all of the website and 4OD. There is a lot of reviewing content and the social networking, using Twitter and things like that so it sounds exciting. For the interview I had to come up with and present an idea for one of their 4shorts, which is one of the three-minute campaigns that they have. Then we had to do a group activity so we were given a brief that we had to present to another group of people from a different team. They whittled us down to four remaining candidates and we had individual interviews. They were asking us questions about Channel 4, what we can bring to the company and why we want to work in their department.
‘This is something that I have always wanted to go into. It is a year’s apprenticeship and they usually offer them full time jobs at the end if everything has worked out well. It is a great opportunity. I am just trying to gain as much experience in the work environment for Channel 4 and then see how my career develops.’