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Inspirational , nurturing , informative

Who we are

4Talent is all about supporting people like you to build great futures in the media. People from different backgrounds and walks of life. People at different stages of their careers. People who want to be part of this evolving, multi-platform industry.

So, wherever you want to be in our industry, whether it’s a, Presenter, Producer/Director, Journalist, Lawyer or Marketing Manager, we have a diverse range of opportunities and professions involved to suit all your interests. We’re not just talking about the high profile on-screen jobs– there’s all the vital behind the scenes areas too – like production management, creative advertising and commercial business strategy, not to mention new media, advertising, press, marketing, commissioning, HR, finance and more.

Each year we run a large number of exciting opportunities for those of you with interest but limited experience, to learn more about Channel 4 and the wider media industry.

Our areas of expertise

Helping you get where you want to be

4Talent provides a way for talented people to get invaluable experience in the media industry by providing you with the skills, experiences and attitudes you will need to succeed in working in the media.

4Talent has created a range of exciting initiatives and programmes for you to learn more about Channel 4 and the media industry. If you are starting out, there's our Work Experience Programme, Inspiration Week and our various Internship programmes.

4Talent Extra

4Talent Extra has a broad range of on-screen development programmes for experienced creative people who want to accelerate their career in the media industry.

We also offer events, sessions and networking opportunities for people from non-media backgrounds, people at all different stages of their careers, people who want to change careers and those who simply want to be part of this evolving multi-platform business.

Why we're on horsesmouth

4Talent develops and supports talented people at different stages of their careers, reflecting the diversity of the UK across a multi-platform industry.

We want to be a conduit to connect people seeking guidance and inspiration with media industry professionals who want to give you advice and wisdom drawn from their own varied media careers.

By developing the 4Talent online mentoring programme we want to encourage aspiration that anything is possible, with additional inspiration and guidance to those who may be uncertain about what avenue to follow within the creative sector. So you can experience what it is truly like to work in the media industry!

More information

Visit: the 4Talent website

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"There are 7 days in a week, and "Someday" isn't one of them...."

What is online mentoring?

If you've lived, you've learned...and you've probably got a story to tell. Mentoring online is the perfect way to share your hard earned-wisdom with those who can benefit from your experiences and knowledge, all in a supportive, safe and secure online environment. It takes seconds to sign up and you never know who you might meet!

Can't find the right mentor? Just send a request!

If you've tried using search and browsed the profiles on our site but can't find anyone who's quite right for you, send a request for a mentor to the whole community. You'll get some good responses and one or two may turn into mentoring relationships.

Other users say...


I am very lucky to have found your website. Recently I wrote about a problem which I face very often.... There were 10 responses from 10 mentors. They have really explained to me and made me understand that I do not have any problem. Your services are wonderful and I am very much thankful to all of you.

I have been mentoring on HM for 18 months. I really enjoy it & hopefully I am helping other people. Recently I posted my my first 'request for a mentor'. I have been completely bowled over by the response. So many people taking their time & making the effort to offer constructive advice in a friendly polite manner. For me it completely validates the intent behind HM. It reminds me how many good, helpful people there are out there. Thanks for providing such a great service.
'I called out for mentor assistance a week or so ago.

I have been inundated with unbelievably helpful replies, and now have a toolkit to draw on to start turning around behaviours and mind-sets that have been detrimental in my life.

I just want to thank Horsesmouth and all the amazing people who reached out to me.  Each and every one of you has given me something to think about, and some have given me heaps of material with which to start working.  Now I need to do the work! Thank you so much!' 

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