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How productions ‘crew up’

In production we hire people on a range of assignments both long and short-term.

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Our long-running shows, Coronation Street and Emmerdale, and our Daytime output run all year round and so hire many roles on a fixed term or permanent contract basis.

Most of our other business areas, however, are ‘project-based’, crewing up for productions as they are commissioned throughout the year. When we’re looking for teams in this way, we draw on a huge and vibrant community of freelance talent with proven skills/credits of a particular show or genre. We also add new talent by advertising for specific roles/programmes and are constantly refreshing our talent pools.

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Our Promise

We’re committed to making sure our search for talent reaches people from all groups and backgrounds.  We proactively seek out and champion candidates from under-represented groups including those from lower-socio economic backgrounds, those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and disabled people.

We will offer support and advice through our CV clinics, speculative interviews and networking events as well as guidance on development opportunities and career progression.

And through our collaboration with third party organisations we will strive to create a positive, supportive and inclusive environment for our freelance production community.

Our goal is to create a great place to work for all who join us.

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Want to join us?

We’ve outlined below some information on how we find people, who does the hiring, and where we advertise. We’ve also included some valuable hints and tips to help you find your next production role, whatever stage of your career you’re at.

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How production labels hire for permanent roles

Shows that run all year round - namely the soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale and much of our daytime output, Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning and Loose Women - will hire many people on a fixed term or permanent contract basis to maintain continuity of expertise.

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How production labels hire for freelance roles

Most of our productions are commissioned on a project by project basis. We hire for these shows, often last minute, from our extensive and inclusive talent pools of freelancers.

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Entry routes into TV production

If you’re looking for your first role in TV production, whether you’re fresh out of school or changing your career, there are a range of options open to you. They include our own ITV Apprenticeship Scheme, many industry-wide schemes, as well as direct entry to running, logging and data wrangling roles on production.

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Work experience and mentoring opportunities

Our production work experience and mentoring opportunities are a great way to get a feel for what it’s really like to work in TV production. And they can help you make your mind up when it comes to what roles might suit you best. You can read more about what we offer here.

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