HR Apprentice

Vacancy Details

  • Channel 4

  • London

HR Support

The C4 Apprenticeship Programme

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.

Am I eligible to apply?

  • 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 HR.



CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice & HR Support – Level 3
Length: 16 months

Team Description

The People Team enable Channel 4 to be a great place to work by building an inclusive culture. Partnering with leaders to ensure people are engaged and inspired to be the best they can be to deliver Future4

Key Responsibilities

  • Use 4People Sage system to input data and extract reports
  • Assist with taking notes in ER cases
  • Assist with onboarding of new starters
  • Assist with offboarding of leavers
  • Manage multiple inboxes for people queries and adhere to SLA’s that are in place
  • Collate employee survey feedback and analyse data to support people partnering team
  • Understand and adhere to the principles of GDPR
  • Support the creation and review of people polices
  • Help drive process improvement
  • Manage all administrative processes around annual pay process, salary changes, promotion, leavers, and maternities (including maternity meetings) and contract extensions.
  • First line employee and line manager support – via telephone and email (query resolution and manage escalation)
  • Sending out weekly and monthly reports across the business
  • Support the induction process for new joiners
  • Ensure that HR data is accurate and up to date; undertake any data cleanse exercises
  • Manage administration around absence and end of probation
  • Support the team during ad-hoc and annual projects


Essential Experience & Skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A desire to learn and develop
  • An interest in HR systems, policies and processes
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • A thirst for knowledge
  • A passion for people and television
  • Enjoys working with people and providing great levels of customer service
  • Experience of using Excel, Word and Power-point
  • Be passionate about and understand the Channel 4 remit


Alternative Application formats

If you are unable to complete a written application form, we want to make the process of applying for one of our opportunities right for you as an individual. If needed 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.

How to apply………….

Please follow the link below to the C4 careers page and apply directly: