Ai Graduate Programme
Our vision is to be 'More than TV' building upon ITV's unique and winning combination of creativity and commercial strength. ITV, as an integrated producer broadcaster, creates, owns and distributes high-quality content on multiple platforms globally. We also continue to diversify our business through the opportunities presented from consumers’ willingness to pay for great content and to engage with ITV as a trusted brand. We aim to be a digitally led entertainment and media company that creates and brings brilliant content to audiences, wherever, whenever and however they choose. So where does data and Artificial Intelligence fit on all this?
A truly digitally led company is driven by the smart use of data and sophisticated, automated decision making across all its departments and processes. Our strategy is to combine the best creative minds in the industry with the art of the possible in AI to deliver business facing outcomes. Imagine working with our commissioning teams to explore how we might use AI to predict what programmes viewers will want to watch in the future. Or imagine partnering with our scheduling teams to work on how best to optimise the schedules for our channels to keep bringing families together and drive ITV’s success. Working with our colleagues in studios to make more of our brilliantly produced content available globally. Think about how AI can enable the personalisation of our digital experiences, serving millions of users daily, at large scale and in some instances real time. Using it for commercial purposes so brands can better reach target audiences, but we’re not about the black box, we have a strong social purpose and will be looking to ensure our work is explainable and ethical.
These are only some of the big questions we want your help to get right. So if you want to kickstart your career in AI at the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster, look no further.
Working as part of the Data & Insights Group, this is a unique 2-year opportunity for talented and enthusiastic Masters graduates to gain hands-on experience in AI related disciplines such as data science, data analytics, machine learning, data strategy, data product development and data governance. You’ll get the best hands on training possible and exposure across all areas of the business to ensure that you have a rounded foundation for a successful ongoing career within media.
You’ll be fully supported working on cutting-edge data products providing meaningful insight into our viewers, our programmes and many other parts of the business to put data at the core of all decision making.
After your induction and initial training, you will get the opportunity to join our different functions to discover how ITV leverages AI and data to contribute to its success. During the programme, you will:
- Contribute to designing, developing and productionising data products
- Develop your technical skillset by engaging with activities such as coding, model building, productisation of algorithms
- Develop your knowledge around cloud-based technologies
- Discover the world of media and broadcasting through a hands-on approach
As you progress through the programme, you’ll be assigned data tasks and projects all under the watchful eye of your mentor. At the end of the programme, you will have acquired all the skills necessary for you to independently deliver end to end data products across the ITV business.
To be considered for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following skills: technical fit, numerical and/or coding skills, problem solving skills, communication skills, collaboration, adaptability, initiative and enthusiasm to learn and contribute.
We are looking for dynamic and driven people with an academic knowledge on machine learning, maths/statistics as well as in programming, preferably in Python. We are looking for those working towards a masters degree in Data Science or equivalently acquired knowledge on Data Science. You’ll have a desire to learn, develop and challenge yourself in a demanding and dynamic workplace.