4talentChannel 4 has chosen Wigan as one of its seven locations nationally for a full day event where the broadcaster hopes to meet young people aged between 16 and 25 with a “passion for our industry.”

The ‘4Talent’ event is being held at Wigan Youth Zone on Wednesday 17 July but if you are interested for yourself or a colleague or family, get your skates on as applications to attend close today (Wed 10 July).

The 4 Talent days follow a series of five events last year which included one session in Barnsley.

The free event in Wigan will be the broadcaster’s only Northern location this year.

Channel 4 intends that these events are occasions where they can “spill the beans on how our industry works.”

Attendees will meet industry professionals who will share their expertise and who will try to help attendees recognise what skills, experience and ‘attitude’ they can do with with if they are serious about pursuing a career in broadcasting and the ‘media’.

The free workshops span acting, presenting, and journalism through to digital skills such as social networking and gaming and also include related areas such as advertising.

Channel 4 staff and practitioners from regional creative industries will also be on hand to offer some career guidance and for a lucky few, the broadcaster will also be offering some longer term work experience opportunities including apprenticeships, intern-ships and production traineeships.