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HR Apprentice (People team)
United Kingdom
Job title: HR Apprentice (People team)

Reports to: Senior People Partner 

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 HR.

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  

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


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

  • Use 4People Sage system to input data
  • 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
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • A desire to learn and develop 
  • An interest in HR 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 have an understanding of the Channel 4 remit

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.


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! 
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. What interests you about the People Partnering Apprenticeship and how does it fit with your future career plans? (Max 300 words)
3. Can you give us an example of when you have had to manage conflicting priorities? What was the situation and how did you ensure that you covered everything you needed to? (Max 300 words)
4, Providing a brilliant level of service to our fellow employees is really important to us.  Can you tell us about a time that you have delivered an excellent customer experience or level of service to someone (Max 300 words) 
5. What’s your favourite TV programme and why (Max 250 words)
6. Describe yourself in a tweet (Max 280 characters)
There 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!
17 May 2021
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