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Channel 4 legal work experience

 

Channel 4 Television – Calling all Aspiring Media Lawyers and Compliance Advisors!

 

C4 Legal & Compliance Launch New Mentoring and Work Experience Schemes with Aspiring Solicitors

 

Channel 4’s Legal and Compliance Team is partnering with Aspiring Solicitors to launch an exciting new mentoring scheme and two work experience schemes (Summer and Winter) for selected Aspiring Solicitors Members. The purpose of this scheme is to help improve diversity in the legal and compliance sector.

This superb opportunity offers participants an experience that every future employer will want to ask you about during your interview.

The Team is based in London and Leeds and consists of lawyers and compliance advisors.  It advises the corporation on legal, regulatory compliance and ethical matters in the making and broadcast of programmes, online and promotional content on all Channel 4 platforms.

Candidates should have an interest in pursuing a career as a lawyer or compliance advisor in the media sector.  Applicants can apply for just mentoring, just work experience, or a combination of both.  We welcome applicants from across the UK: 50% of the places are reserved for those who live outside of London.

The deadline to apply is Sunday 2nd May 2021 at 6pm.

The quick and straightforward online application is available through Aspiring Solicitors at this link.

Eligibility

Candidates should have an interest in pursuing a career as a lawyer or compliance advisor in the media sector.  The purpose of this scheme is to help improve diversity in the legal and compliance sector and is open to AS Members who:

  • have an interest in pursuing a career as a lawyer or compliance advisor in the media sector; and
  • are from at least one of our underrepresented groups;
  • have NOT have already secured a training contract; and are either
  • a 2nd year (or above) law student; or
  • a penultimate year (or above) non-law student; or
  • a GDL or LPC student; or
  • a graduate (law or non-law, including paralegals).
  • This is a truly unique opportunity for diverse and aspiring media lawyers and compliance advisors, and we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

Mentoring

  • Dates: 7th June – 30th July 2021 (session times and dates to be agreed between individual participants and their mentors)
  • Total number of places: 10 (at least 50% overall will be reserved for those from outside of London)
  • Participation: virtual mentoring sessions
  • Time commitment: 4 sessions of 1- 1.5 hours per session, plus introductory training
  • Expenses: As the scheme is virtual, we do not envisage participants will incur any expenses in order to participate

Should you secure a place, you’ll benefit from bespoke mentoring from a member of the Channel’s renowned Legal and Compliance Team.

Summer Work Experience Scheme

  • Dates: 2nd – 6th August 2021 or 9th – 13th August 2021
  • Total number of places: 5 per week (at least 50% overall will be reserved for those from outside of London)
  • Participation: virtual work experience
  • Time commitment: 5 days (Monday-Friday) 10am – 5pm
  • Expenses: As the scheme is virtual, we do not envisage participants will incur any expenses in order to participate

Should you secure a place, you’ll benefit from an immersive week of work experience in the Channel’s renowned Legal and Compliance Team, experiencing what it is truly like to work at one of the most exciting and boundary pushing businesses in the UK – and where you get to watch telly for a living.

Winter Work Experience Scheme

  • Dates: 29th November – 3rd December or 6th December – 10th December 2021
  • Total number of places: 5 per week (at least 50% overall will be reserved for those from outside of London)
  • Participation: virtual work experience
  • Time commitment: 5 days (Monday-Friday) 10am – 5pm
  • Expenses: As the scheme is virtual, we do not envisage participants will incur any expenses in order to participate

Should you secure a place, you’ll benefit from an immersive week of work experience in the Channel’s renowned Legal and Compliance Team, experiencing what it is truly like to work at one of the most exciting and boundary pushing businesses in the UK – and where you get to watch telly for a living.

The deadline to apply is Sunday 2nd May 2021 at 6pm.

The quick and straightforward online application is available through Aspiring Solicitors at this link.