UKTV is excited to welcome its first apprentice, enrolled through an initiative set up by the National Apprenticeship Service and backed by Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
Charlie Guy, who today began his 18 month apprenticeship, joins as a marketing assistant for entertainment channels Dave and Gold, assisting Will Gunton, Senior Brand Manager, Dave, and Sarah Yeoman, Senior Brand Manager, Gold.
The programme offers young people and adult learners the opportunity to earn while they learn in a full-time job, gaining a real qualification and building towards a career in an field they are passionate about.
HR Director Claire Astley, UKTV commented
?UKTV is proud to be involved in this scheme which gives talented, motivated and productive young individuals a chance to gain valuable experience and knowledge, and help them kick-start their career. We're delighted to welcome Charlie to the company?
The multi-award winning media company that reaches over 42 million viewers per month. UKTV's ten imaginative channel brands - Watch, Dave, Gold, Alibi, Eden, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home and Good Food - include the number one channel in the Factual genre, the number one channels in the Lifestyle genre (Pay and Free) and the most famous channel and programmes in the Entertainment genre.
UKTV has a truly innovative model, curating brand-defining commissions, high-profile acquisitions and the very best of BBC and Channel 4 content, and embracing technology to deliver inspired channels to audiences through Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT Vision, TalkTalk on YouView, plus direct On Demand digital services. The network distributes its highly valued programmes to 200 territories around the world and supplies Sky with more hours of HD content than anyone else.
Now celebrating its 21st year at the forefront of digital television, UKTV - an independent commercial joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI) - is proud to be the only British broadcaster to be recognised by Best Companies.