Production Training Scheme: Production Co-ordinator

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Job Summary

Reference HR0054
Location Positions available across the UK
Salary 20000 
Hours 35 per week
Closing Date 05 June 2017 at Midnight

This role is offered as part of Channel 4's celebrated Production Training Scheme. In 2017/18 we are offering 16 places to diverse entry level talent who want to break into the media industry. This programme is for people who want to make television programmes, for those applicants in working at Channel 4 we advise you take a look at our apprenticeship programme.


The Production Training Scheme is a paid 12 month opportunity based at one of the UK's independent production companies. Roles will be available across the UK, and you will be asked your location preference if you are invited to attend an assessment day at Channel 4. If you are sucessful, as well as working at the independent production company you will receive monthly training at Channel 4 to help you begin to build your career. For more information please visit the 4Talent website by clicking the following link.


Timeline from applications open


  • 2 May Applications open

  • 4 June Applications close

  • 5-16 June Shortlisting

  • 26 June – 4 July Assessment Days

  • 18-27 July Interviews

  • 28 July Offers made

  • 18 September Programme begins


Production Co-ordinator

What does a Production Co-ordinator do?

A coordinator helps the Production Manager with the smooth running of the production from organising the early morning taxis to set to preparing the post production paperwork that is delivered to the broadcaster.


Who makes a good Co-ordinator?

To be a good coordinator you need to be the organised one in your group of friends; you are always the one who knows where you are going, when and how you’re going to get there. You don’t need to be a maths genius but you aren’t scared of numbers and enjoy working with Excel. You must relish working in a team and be able to problem solve quickly in a pressured situation.



1. Providing admin support for the Production team (creating call sheets etc)

2. Running duties (helping on set, getting teas and coffees for talent / crew etc)

3. Helping to co-ordinate shoots (booking kit, accommodation and travel)

4. Organising Post Production paperwork (music cue sheets etc)

5. Providing office support to teams out on location

6. Managing petty cash/floats



- Keen interest in television production, particularly the Production Coordinator / Production Manager role

- Strong organisational skills to keep the crew on the road

- Good attention to detail and getting things right!

- Ability to multi-task and prioritise

- Confidence to do things under own initiative when necessary

- Ability to work well within teams and a be a supportive team player

- Familiarity and ease when working with computers & with numbers

- Ability to learn new software and use programmes like Excel

- Excellent communication skills

- Driving licence beneficial


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Further information

Celebrating diversity is at the heart of Channel 4's purpose both on-screen and off-screen. Being different is therefore at our core - and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds encourages our workforce to be vibrant, creative and think differently. Our goal is also to be truly reflective of the makeup of society and we actively recruit from groups that are under-represented in the media sector. So we welcome difference be it ethnicity, religion, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

We have won awards from Stonewall for our work on screen and in the workplace, we are a member of the Business Disability Forum, and we are signed up as a Disability Confident employer with the Department of Work & Pensions. Channel 4 also won the company National Diversity Award - 2016. At the end of 2016 Channel 4 was awarded the National Equality Standard by EY, the only company ever to be placed at the highest level 'Institutionlised Inclusion'.

We understand that disabled people might have concerns about being discriminated against if they declare their disability when applying for a job. If that's you then don't worry - we will judge you on your abilities and fit against the job description. We are happy to discuss with you any adjustments you need to give you a level playing field during recruitment and then, if you're made an offer, we can then discuss with you the adjustments you might need to get on with the job and develop your career. Furthermore we can offer a guaranteed interview to any disabled applicant who meets the essential skills or experience listed above.

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