Investing in our people & industry
07:22 Peter Fincham
One of the great things about the broadcasting industry is that it attracts a lot of creative and ambitious young people who want to come into it.
00:21 Peter Fincham
If you're one of the big broadcasters like ITV and one of the big producers like ITV Studios, it's in your interest to have your doors wide open to to to that talent. And then to provide training and to you know ensure that there's development of careers.
00:39 Andy Doyle
Well we employ each year probably about 600 people to join the company and they join at a whole range of different levels.
00:49 Andy Doyle
We have a really wide range of entrance schemes into the organisation both in terms of internships and work experience programmes that offer people a taster of what working at ITV is like.
00:58 Andy Doyle
We then also have our modern apprentice programmes, our foundation placement programmes and our enabling talent programmes.
01:04 Natasha Wenham
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01:05 Natasha Wenham
My name's Natasha Wenham I'm 26 years of age and I've been working at ITV since September 2006.
01:12 Natasha Wenham
If it wasn't for the traineeship I think it would have been really hard to get into television, you know everybody wants to work in television. It was brilliant and I'm just hoping that I'll just be able to continue progressing, get more training and hopefully just carry on being successful.
01:28 TV actor
You know what he lacks in bedside manner he more than makes up for in basic incivility.
01:32 Denise O'Donoghue
ITV Studios is if you like the in-house production arm of ITV PLC, it's the largest commercial production company in the UK. We employ over 1,100 people.
01:48 Denise O'Donoghue
I have a programme budget including its overseas international business of over 600 million pounds. In addition to the shows that we make for ITV we make shows for off ITV, everything from Come Dine With Me to University Challenge to Countdown and these together with the shows that we make for our own networks contribute to a sales and format business which is a significant part of what we do.
Work has started this week of a five million pound refurbishment of our main studios here at itv Yorkshire.
02:28 Peter Fincham
Regionality if you like is in as it were in ITV's DNA and always has been. The important thing is to strike the balance between acknowledging the reality that a lot of it takes place in London but at the same time wanting to strengthen the regional centres.
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02:54 Carolyn Reynolds
ITV are one of the broadcasters that we believe is committed to the regions and committed to those voices outside of London that that really do represent the rest of Britain.
03:12 Peter Fincham
Media City obviously is a new purpose-built site and although it's been fantastic to have Granada in the centre of Manchester for all these years and there's a huge sense of heritage, I think there's such an excitement about going to this purpose built site, sort of laying down new roots, I think it's a great thing for Manchester.
03:40 Peter Fincham
ITV spends hundreds of millions every year commissioning independent production companies, our independent supplies are very important to us because essentially what do our viewers want? They want the maximum number of good programmes and the widest range of sources.
03:57 Carolyn Reynolds
Lime's partnership with ITV is is crucial to our business.
04:04 Carolyn Reynolds
When we took The Only Way is Essex as an idea to ITV they, they took the risk and went for it.
04:12 Essex lad
In Essex we all like to swish our hair a bit don't we?
04:14 Essex girl
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04:14 Essex girl
Play the hair.
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