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Channel 4 hosts Open Doors event to inspire the next generation

Channel 4 opens its doors to young people tonight

Organised by Creative Skillset, Open Doors events are designed to show the rich variety of careers available in the UK's Creative Industries. Hosted at Channel 4, one of the UK's largest broadcasters, the event will include speed networking, engagement with executives and a chance to win periods of work experience with the broadcasters.

Social Media Apprentice – Pria Quinlan

Taking place during National Apprenticeship Week, this Open Doors event will include information on the variety of routes to enter broadcasting, including via apprenticeships. Channel 4 themselves run a successful apprenticeship programme which has been instrumental in creating work-ready young people, including current Social Media Apprentice, 19 year old Pria Quinlan.

Pria said, "Channel 4 has apprentices all over the organisation and every department can have one. I knew a lot about the media but not about television specifically. The experience has taught me a lot and helped me grow so much. I am sometimes surprised by how far I have come over the period of the apprenticeship and I’m confident that I can find a place in the media industry having gained social media and project management experience."

Open Doors at Channel 4 is open to young people between the ages of 16-25. They will hear from senior executives within the broadcasters and speak to some of Channel 4's employees on how they entered the industry.

This is a fantastic opportunity to allow young people inside a really successful innovative broadcaster. Open Doors is committed to help break down the doors to these industries and connect young people to this amazing industry.” Kay Verdon, Careers Manager, Creative Skillset

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About Creative Skillset

Creative Skillset is the industry skills body for the Creative Industries. It works across film, television, radio, fashion and textiles, animation, games, visual effects, publishing, advertising and marketing communications. It works with and for the Creative Industries to develop skills and talent, supporting productivity and employability.