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Apply now for
Channel 4’s Content Creatives 2022

Please note: applications for the Spring Content Creatives course with Channel 4 are now closed but please check back regularly for details of future opportunities.

Applications are now open for the Channel 4 Content Creatives scheme, a 14 week paid training and placement opportunity aimed at young people across Yorkshire, offering the chance to kickstart a career in creative digital media. 

Content Creatives is open to 18-24 year olds currently living in Yorkshire. We are particularly keen to offer opportunities to young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds. Applicants do not need to have any previous experience or a degree in media or digital. We just want to hear from people who have a passion for digital content and want to see how they can turn this into a career. If you are successful, you will receive six weeks of bespoke training with SharpFutures followed by an eight-week work placement to put these skills into practice at a creative digital organisation in Leeds.

During the first six weeks of the scheme, which starts in May, you will experience all aspects of creating and delivering digital content. You’ll undertake a range of courses covering skills such as production techniques, digital storytelling, ideas generation and pitching skills, alongside soft skills such as communication and teamwork.

After this training, you will then complete an eight week placement to put these skills into practice. As well as offering placements with 4Studio, C4’s Leeds-based digital content production unit, Channel 4 have partnered with the creative and gaming companies Born Ugly, CreativeRace, Dubit, McCann Leeds and Social who can offer a range of exciting placements to successful candidates.

Applications for ‘Content Creatives 2022’ are open now.

The deadline for applications is Monday 28th February 2022 at 17:00.

Please note you must be between 18-24 years old (on Monday 28th February 2022) and live within the Yorkshire region to apply for this course.

The first 6 weeks of Content Creatives with SharpFutures is from Monday 2nd May 2022 until Friday 10th June 2022 and then the 8-week work placement begins on Monday 13th June 2022 until Friday 5th August 2022. The programme will require the trainees to be available on bank holidays.

The programme will be delivered remotely online and when possible, in person subject to COVID guidelines. The course will run Monday to Friday during office hours.


Born Ugly

Born Ugly is a brand design agency and a creative partnership. We are a team of strategists, designers and digital activators. We are the founding studio of the world’s most effective brand design consultancy, Elmwood, before our demerger as a standalone agency in 2020. You could say ‘born again in the ugliest of years’! We are an agency with a strong track record that spans 4 decades and 6 continents but has a new direction. A direction with strong foundations and values, and extraordinary commercial and cultural impact always as its cornerstone


CreativeRace is an award-winning integrated agency based in Leeds. We find the sweet spot where brand and performance meet, producing meaningful work that creates results and impact for our clients. Our 40 plus years of experience and unrivalled full-service capability, means we can provide integrated solutions that deliver predictable outcomes time after time.


Dubit is the largest developer of metaverse games, experiences, and events for brands. Our team of over 100 in-house developers provide brands and agencies with the tools, research data, and production services to launch compelling experiences in the metaverse. Dubit’s customers include Meta (Facebook), Google, Disney, and Warner Media Group. Dubit runs the Metaverse Gaming League, the first esports league in the metaverse. Streamed every week, we partner with brands and some of the biggest Roblox games to give away thousands of dollars in prizes.

McCann Leeds

McCann Leeds is part of McCann Worldgroup. McCann helps brands build the most meaningful brand platforms that drive exponential growth and leave a lasting impact on culture. Founded over 100 years ago with their own platform, “Truth Well Told”, McCann is the world’s leading advertising agency network, creating some of the most creatively and commercially impactful advertising globally. McCann is the founding agency of McCann Worldgroup a creatively driven global marketing company, part of the Interpublic Group.


Social is an award winning integrated communications agency that tells stories, engages people and improves lives. From offices in Leeds, Manchester, Bristol, London and Liverpool, we provide a full range of communications, digital, creative and public affairs services. We aim to be a force for good, both in what we do and how we go about it. We are committed to doing the right thing by our clients, our colleagues, our suppliers, our society and our planet.