Skip to main content

Production Finance Apprentice

Posted: 4 May 2021 Closes: 18 May 2021
London 21,000
Permanent & Full-time CHL_VN447

Job title: Production Finance Apprentice

Reports to:Senior Production Finance Manager

Location: London

Start date: 27 September 2021

Interviews: July 2021


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. You can read more about the qualification being offered for this apprenticeship below.


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 already have a Level 3 or higher qualification relating to Accounting and/or Finance.

Please also ensure that you complete all of the application questions below and upload these along with your CV as without these we will be unable to progress your application

Assistant Accountant- Level 3
Length: 18 months

Commercial Affairs is responsible for the financial, legal and business aspects of programme making and is tasked with negotiating all contractual, financial and other deal terms between Channel 4 and programme suppliers, in particular independent companies who make programmes on Channel 4's behalf. The commissioning teams are supported by Legal and Business Affairs Managers and Production Finance Managers who work with commissioning editors to agree the editorial, financial and contractual details of each project, and to manage the business issues arising.

  • Running transactional reports from Business Objects (reporting system) and carrying out reconciliations and analysis.
  • Preparing data presentations for non-finance areas of the business.
  • Coding and undertaking necessary checks to process invoices.
  • Updating the Cash System with creditors and payments forecast, in line with agreed cashflow.
  • Prepare first drafts of finance committee approval paperwork for review by PFM or PFC.
  • Preparation of agendas and meeting minutes for Business Approval Board and Programme Finance Committee.
  • Preparation of spend to date reports for review by PFC.
  • Maintenance of some departmental spreadsheets.
  • General admin and team support to include diary management and meeting organisation.
  • Ensure that all essential information is electronically filed and easily accessible across the Production Finance team;
  • Support the production finance team with other duties as required by the role.
  • A passion for Channel 4,our remitand all things TV
  • Numerate and confident dealing with figures
  • Highly diligent, organised, and self-motivated
  • Ability to work accurately and pay attention to detail
  • Self-motivating and able to work independently
  • Confident manner dealing with people
  • Computer literacy with experience of using Excel and MS Power-point
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Due to the level of this Apprenticeship, must also have gained GCSE A-C (4-9) in Maths and English

If you are unable to complete the Apprentice application , we are happy to consider alternative formats of the application form.

For example, you could arrange a phone call with 4Skills for you to speak your answers and a member of the team can scribe, or if you'd like to create a five minute YouTube video/ voice recording, these are also options available. If you have a different alternative, we really welcome your suggestions to ensure you have a fair chance of applying.

Take a look at our access page for more information, which you'll find by clicking here

If you have any questions about this apprenticeship vacancy please email the 4Skills team direct at


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.


We know that applying for a job can be a lengthy process and that you invest a lot of time and effort in your application, it really doesn't go unnoticed! Please bear with us as it may take a little time to get back to you following the close date due to the high volume of applications received but please be reassured we look at every application and will get back to you with an outcome as soon as we can.

Stage One - Online application process
Please don't forget to complete and upload your responses to all of the application questions as without these we will be unable to progress your application

Stage Two - If successful through the first screening you will be invited to complete a short video interview to show us your passion for Channel 4 and tell us more about your background. You might even be asked to complete a short work-related task depending on the business area you apply to

Final stage - The final stage will consist of a virtual interview with the hiring manager where you will be able to find out more about the team you will be working with and ask any questions that you may have.

We look forward to receiving your application!
Salary21,000Application 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. Can you describe a situation where you worked with numbers? How did you ensure you were accurate with your work? (max 300 words)
3. Can you tell us when you have had to meet a deadline and had conflicting priorities to deal with? How did you organise your time to ensure you completed everything you needed to? (max 300 words)
4.Can you tell us about your experience of working with spreadsheets? This could include data entry, sorting and using simple formulae (max 300 words)
5. What's your favourite TV programme and why? (max 300 words)

BenefitsThere 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 Date18 May 2021
If you would like help and advice about applying for this role please visit the Career Hive

Share Job

If you would like help and advice about applying for this role please visit the Career Hive