Journalism Graduate and Trainee Schemes: The Complete List

The only complete and updated list of media and journalism graduate schemes or traineeships in the UK.

We aim to update this list every week – but do get in touch if you spot something which isn’t quite right.

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Opportunities in green are currently open at the time of writing, while those in orange are expected to open on time as we’ve conducted checks! If something is in black, we’ve based this on data from the previous year.

List updated March 18


Trainee Journalist, JPI Media – Closes March 18
An opportunity to join one of JPI’s Burnley Express media room in Burnley. A suitable graduate position, with an opportunity to be trained to NCTJ standard.

Junior Video Producer, Bauer Media – Closes March 18
An entry role suitable for a graduate, where you will assist Bauer’s video team in the creation, delivery and optimisation of compelling entertainment video content. Projects will be showcased across Bauer’s biggest radio and magazine brands.

Junior Press Officer, Co-Op – Closes March 18
Based in Manchester, this is a potential graduate role where you’ll have the chance to influence and shape the PR strategy for one of the UK’s leading supermarket brands. Tasks will be various, but will include writing press releases, reports, influencer and spokespeople briefs.

EuroNews and AfricaNews Apprenticeship 2022 – Closes March 31
A fantastic opportunity for successful candidates to embark on a two-year diploma, enrolling in one of France’s most prestigious journalism schools, while training in one of Europe’s leading newsrooms in Lyon.  Includes tuition fees and a monthly salary between 
€800 and €1,000 during the two-year programme. Must hold a bachelor’s degree and have a minimum of C1 French.

EuroNews Apprenticeship – Closes March 31
Your tuition fees covered and monthly salary of €800-1000 during the two-year programme starting in September 2022.

DOLBY Broadcast Student Placement – Closes March 31
12-month student placement opportunities starting in July/August 2022.

London Sport Graduate PlacementsClosed March 11
12-month placement in marketing and communications

BBC Digital Journalism Apprenticeship Closed March 15
A two-year placement with BBC News teams, working towards a Level 3 Diploma in Journalism. 

Financial News Internship Scheme – Closed March 31
A ten-week internship in London, focusing on financial reporting.

The Telegraph Editorial Training SchemeExpected to Re-Open in Spring 2022
A 2-year scheme with top-quality training with stints at the Press Association, leading regional news organisations, as well as the different sections of the Telegraph itself.

Daily Mail Sports Graduate SchemeExpected to Re-Open in Spring 2022
Year long scheme, giving graduates in-house training and five-month external placement.

Sky News Apprenticeship ProgrammeExpected to Re-Open in Spring 2022
Work across editorial, gaining your NCTJ journalism diploma, for two years, with the chance to gain a specialism.

Sky Sports News Apprenticeship ProgrammeExpected to Re-Open in Spring 2022
A two-year programme, working alongside the sports news team and gaining your NCTJ in journalism.

IMG Productions Broadcast Engineering SchemeExpected to Re-Open in Spring 2022
12 month training programme across TV production

BBC Digital Apprenticeship SchemeExpected to Re-Open in Spring 2022
Scheme for non-graduates offering a level 3 diploma

Sarah Corp FellowshipExpected to Re-Open in Spring 2022
A year-long programme in memory of the Channel 4 journalist. Spend six months at the Channel 4 foreign desk in London, and six months in their Washington DC Bureau.

IMG Production Apprenticeship – Expected to Re-Open in Spring 2022
12-month scheme to give you a grounding on getting into sports broadcasting.

tvf Media International Media TraineeExpected to Re-Open in Spring 2022
Structured training scheme with the world’s leading factual documentary programmer.

Falklands Island Television, Broadcast Journalism SchemeExpected to Re-Open in Spring 2022
A 12-month contract getting to grips with all aspects of producing a TV programme.

BBC News Disability Development ProgrammeExpected to Re-Open in Spring 2022
A 12-month training scheme and contract for journalists, video journalists and production managers in news and current affairs.

The Times Sports Sub-Editing Graduate Scheme – Expected to Re-Open in Spring 2022
Spend 12 months learning the skills of sub-editing across print and digital platforms.

rad Television Researcher – Expected to Re-Open in Spring 2022
Seven living wage placements for under-represented groups for 10 months in Scotland, with full training to become a TV researcher.

Sky Sports Journalism Graduate Scheme Expected to Re-Open in Spring 2022 
12-month contract across all areas of news, rotating across teams to work on various stories.

The Times Graduate Trainee SchemeExpected To Reopen In Spring 2022
The two-year scheme is based in London and includes a six-month placement on our Scottish edition in Glasgow and formal journalism training with News Associates.

Government Communication Service Internship Expected to Re-Open Spring 2022
A level three apprenticeship which will leave you fully qualified across camera operations, vision mixing, sound and vision editing etc.

CNN London, Digital and Video InternshipsClosed March 1
A whole bunch of four-month-long paid schemes across either digital or news (May 1 – August 31)

The Associated Press News Internship 2021 – Closed March 15
A 12-week training course for new or recent graduates who can get to London for fieldwork.

BBC Production Training Programme – Closed March 3
An intensive 11-month scheme producing some of the BBC’s most popular content

ITV News Traineeship – Closed March 13
Nine-month contract at a local ITV region offering on the job training, alongside an opportunity to join national and regional news teams as a trainee journalist. Applications from candidates from underrepresented backgrounds strongly encouraged.


Play Sports Group InternshipCloses April (tbc)
12-month fixed-term paid internship, running from June 2022 – June 2023.

Institute of Art and Ideas, Graduate Digital Marketing TraineeCloses April 3
Three-month scheme looking at social media, newsletters, and content.

Trainee Reporter with Edinburgh Live, Reach Plc – Closes April 14 (May close early)
Successful applicants will get the chance to train in a specialised patch in Edinburgh, for one of Reach Plc’s most popular newsrooms. 

E.O.I Runners, BBC Studios Factual Entertainment – Closes April 15
Studios in Cardiff and Bristol are on the lookout for Runners to assist production teams in office. Duties include courier responsibilities, assisting camera crew and members of the public. 

Penguin Random House Internships – Closed April 1 
Earn £22,000 pro-rata for six months on these hands-on editorial internship schemes.

Channel 4 Social Media Apprenticeship – Closed April 3
Learn how to engage and drive audiences to Channel 4 and E4

Channel 4 Picture Editor Apprenticeship – Closed April 3
Work with the All4 team on selected and editing eye-grabbing imagery.

The Hundred Rising Reporter Scheme – Closed April 7
Write up eight match reports for use in national, regional and sports titles.

The Spectator Summer Internship Programme –  Closed April 13
Four schemes in Editorial, Politics and Broadcast

Google News Initiative Fellowship – Closed April 14
An eight-week-long summer placement working in newsrooms such as FT, TBIJ, Guardian

Editorial Assistant and Production Assistant – Sky Studios – Closed April 16
Based in Osterley, this 12-month programme will teach you everything that’s needed to create a TV show. 

Trainee Sports Reporter and Trainee Sports Production Journalist at Sky Sports – Closed April 16
Over 12-months, learn how to produce quality sports journalism. 

Assistant Editor & Social Media/Video Editor Assistant Producer at Sky Sports – Closed April 16
Over the course of two 6-month placements, you’ll publish live action, highlights, analysis and features for socials. 

Digital Video Junior Assistant Producer & Junior Assistant Producer at Sky Sports – Closed April 16
During this year-long course, you’ll learn how to produce digital video for Sky Sports.  

Assistant Digital Producer, Assistant Audio and Podcast Producer at Sky News – Closed April 16
Split into two 6 months placements, you’ll learn how to deliver news coverage across Sky News’ 24-hour operation. 

The Economist Foreign InternshipClosed April 20
Three-month placement, paying £2,000 a month

The Guardian Scott Trust bursaries – Closed April 30
Financial support for graduates to study for an MA in journalism. Applications from graduates with diverse social and/or ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Hearst UK ‘The Nest’ InternshipExpected to Re-Open in April 2022
7-week programme working experts across the business

Edinburgh Film Festival Internship SchemeExpected to Re-Open in April 2022
Various internships from events to marketing, up to five months per role

The DO School ScholarshipExpected to Re-Open in April 2022
A four week funded scheme in Berlin to look at creating meaningful connections. 

European Tour Live Production Trainee – Expected to Re-Open in April 2022
Spend 10 months based in London and travelling to events, working in a live gallery on production.


The Guardian Scott Trust bursariesClosed May 2
Bursaries to study for an MA in journalism. They cover tuition feeds and contribute £6,000 towards living expenses.

NATO Internship programme – Closed May 2
A six-month long placement with NATO which pays € 1069 a month

Channel 4 Apprenticeship Schemes – Closed May 10
A 12-month scheme while earning a level three or four qualification.

Penguin Random House ‘The Scheme’ – Closed May 16
Six months working as part of the editorial team at one of PRH’s London offices. Open to applicants from a BAME community, and/or from a socio-economically disadvantaged background.

Maisie Hylton Fellowships – Closed May 30
Launch yourself into one of the world’s most respected and international news organisations with one of two six month internships. The successful candidate will be paid a monthly bursary of £2,400.


Lime Pictures Publicity & Digital Internship – Expected to Re-Open In June 2021
A nine month scheme across both video and written word.

Harper Collins Publishing BAME Graduate and Trainee Scheme Expected to Re-Open In June 2021
A 12-month scheme in publishing for those identifying as BAME. Degree not mandatory.

Shine TV Production Graduate Scheme – Expected to Re-Open In June 2021
33-month contract to work on development and production skills, with additional relocation bursary.

BBC Communications Trainees – Expected to Re-Open in June 2021
Four places on offer on the 12-month scheme in the BBC Communications team.`

Nico Colchester Journalism Fellowships Closed June 7
Two Fellowships on offer, including three month internships at The Economist and the Financial Times. Both winners will receive a bursary of £6,000 to cover accommodation and travel.

The Spectator Internship SchemeClosed June 11
CV and name blind scheme offering magazine, data, and broadcast internships. Paid opportunity, where interns typically spend five days in the office.

Relations Group Paid Media Internship in Broadcasting and PR – Closed June 17
A number of paid internships, offering candidates with a passion for broadcast and radio experience in variety of media practices, from liaising with media, generating ideas and researching stories and statistics.

i Talent Scheme – Closed June 18
An exciting new apprenticeship scheme to train and nurture future journalism talent with the i Paper. Open to all, especially candidates who may traditionally face barriers into media careers.

Press Association News Trainee ProgrammeExpected to Re-Open In June 2022
A two-year scheme in the PA newsrooms across all the basics of reporting.


Haygarth Graduate Scheme – Closed July 4
One year scheme for graduates looking to work in marketing. Pays London Living Wage.

Editorial Apprenticeship with Evening Standard – Closed July 5
A postgraduate editorial apprenticeship lasting 15 months, with day-release training for an NCTJ qualification and work experience in print and digital. Paid LLW (£10.85 per hour). Candidates must come from a British Muslim community.

Editorial Apprenticeship with The Independent – Closed July 5
A paid opportunity with The Independent for a talented apprentice from the British Muslim community. Includes 15 months on the job, with external training from the NCTJ. 

New Scientist Diversity Internship Programme – Closes July 7
A six-month internship for anyone from a BAME background with a degree in science tech or computing. London Living Wage.

The Economist 1843 Journalism Internship – Closed July 7
*BAME candidates only* 6-month magazine journalism covering every aspect of production, with opportunities to pitch and write stories, promote content through their social-media channels and carry out administrative tasks.

The Economist Britain Team Journalism Internship – Closed July 7
*BAME candidates only* 6-month magazine journalism pitching and writing original articles for the print edition of the weekly magazine (Britain section).

The Telegram Editorial Graduate Programme – Closed July 9
A two year scheme offering graduates top quality training and mentorship alongside The Telegram. Offers a broad array of experiences in numerous departments, including news and sport.

CNN London, Digital and Video InternshipsClosed July 10
Four month paid scheme across either digital or news (September 1 – February 28). Pays London Living Wage.

PA Media Entertainment Data Apprenticeship – Closed July 12
Paid 12-18 month scheme, including a Level 3 Content Producer qualification.

PA Media Racing Data Apprenticeship – Closed July 12
Paid 12-18-month scheme, including a Level 3 Content Producer qualification.

PA Media Sports Data Apprenticeship – Closed July 12
Paid 18-month scheme, including a Level 3 Content Producer qualification.

PA TV Media Page-Ready Data Apprenticeship – Closed July 12
Paid 18-month scheme, including a Level 3 Content Producer qualification.

Hachette Fresh Chapters TraineeshipClosed July 14
12-month scheme for BAME candidates only – six months with an editorial department and six months within either a Marketing or Publicity department

Yahoo UK Diversity in Journalism scheme –  Closed July 8
Take part in a fully-funded NCTJ accredited course with expenses paid and the potential of gaining a full-time role. 

Youth4Regions – Closed July 13
Journalism students and graduates who are interested in EU policy can apply for this scheme, which will provide them with opportunities to work alongside journalists during EU Region Week, attend press trips, receive training and visit EU Media HQs. 

Broadcast Journalist Scheme at FITV – Closed July 26
A 12 month entry-level scheme as a broadcast journalist in the Falkland Islands, including flights.

Getty Editorial Entertainment Photographer and Videographer Internship Expected To Re-Open In July 2022
12-month scheme paying £25,000pa working as an editorial entertainment photographer and videographer.

The Guardian Trainee Sub-Editor SchemeExpected To Reopen In July 2022
12 month paid position to teach you the skills to become a sub-editor.

FT Specialist Reporting Traineeship Expected To Reopen In July 2022
18-month traineeship gaining experience within different areas of the business and will join a team of 80 journalists based in London, and a total of 150 worldwide, writing for a diverse range of audiences.


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The Times and Sunday Times Data Visualisation Graduate Trainee Scheme – Closed August 10
A scheme for two enterprising graduates with a graphical eye and enthusiasm for data-led storytelling.  A two-year training scheme, where successful trainees are offered a staff job at the end of the scheme. 

BBC Future Voices Programme – Closed August 17
An opportunity to work with the World Service Languages department of the BBC.  Applicants must be fluent in an additional language as well as English. Training will be provided. 

Digital Projects Intern, TVF Media – Closed August 18
Three-month internship at National Minimum Wage, with potential for a permanent position.

International Media Trainee, TVF Media – Closed August 29
Join the UK’s leading provider of factual programming, and learn all the skills required in documentary making.


New York Times International Fellowship – Expected To Open September 2022
An exciting opportunity for an early-career journalist to cover breaking UK and European news from their London office

Reuters Journalism Training Programme – Expected To Reopen In September
A nine month scheme with one-month training in London before another placement.

CNBC News Programming Internship – Closed September 5
12-month training scheme across scheduling and programme research.

Graduate Project Assistant at INKClosed September 10
An entry-level position for a recent graduate interested in a career in creative management. Paid between £20 and £25k. 

Poetry Translation Centre InternshipClosed September 11 
A year-long, part-time internship paid at London Living Wage. Your role will span content, organisation and research. 

Asian Network Placement Programme, BBC – Closed September 19
Five month placements for four applicants based in Birmingham, based at the BBC Asian Network headquarters. Primary roles include working with teams across shows and departments, from daily shows to music sessions to digital content.

Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins Publishers – Closed September 20
An entry level opportunity with the 4th Estate team supporting the Publishing Director and Editorial Director in their publishing of a broad range titles, from literary to crossover fiction and narrative to subject-driven non-fiction.

ITV Wales Trainee SchemeClosed September 21 
A 9-month training programme creating short-form digital content for political and current affairs stories within ITV Wales. 

Legacy Digital Media Intern, National Library of Scotland – Closed September 22
Six month internship involving the identification, assessment, processing, and documentation of objects in archival born-digital activities.

Communications Assistant Apprenticeship, Which? – Closed September 26
A Level 3 Apprenticeship giving candidates the opportunity to keep our employees informed of new developments within the business and deliver creative communications. Can be remote.

Scottish Documentary Institute Film Distribution Internship – Closed September 26
6-month documentary development training, a cash budget, production support, and up to one year of international festival distribution. Open to emerging filmmakers based in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Digital Content Apprentice – Closed September 26
A Birmingham-based apprenticeship offering full training both on and off the job, with an NVQ Level 3 qualification in Digital Marketing. 

The Times, Graduate Graphic Designer – Closed September 26
A full-time position working across print and digital platforms, developing skills in infographics and animation. 

The Times & The Sunday Times, Picture Researcher Graduate Training Programme – Closed September 26
In this two-year training programme, you will research and source images for the news, foreign, business, sport and features departments. 

The Times, Sub-Editing Graduate Training Programme – Closed September 26
Over two years, you will be trained as a sub-editor, learning how to produce polished, accurate copy and headlines.

BAFTA Scotland Games Mentoring ProgrammeClosed September 27
Created alongside ScreenSkills, BAFTA’s unique gaming programme aims to identify individuals who are seeking entry level positions across different disciplines within the Scottish Games sector, supporting them at the beginning of their careers.

Harper Collins 2022 Traineeship SchemeClosed September 27
12 months rotating across 6 teams – including Publicity, Marketing, Digital and with a focus on Editorial.

Trainee Multimedia Live News Reporter at MyLondon – Closed September 28
NCTJ training and experience in newsroom across the capital. Aimed at people without a degree in journalism.

Internship with 1843 Magazine, The Economist – Closed September 28
A six month paid internship offering insight into the administrative, production, and pitching processes at 1843 Magazine.  £26,000 pro rata.  

Hearst ScholarshipClosed September 30
During this two-week scheme, you’ll learn how to write and pitch stories alongside an editor. 

Institute of Art and Ideas, Science Research InternClosed September 30
A scheme for graduates with a passion for science, you’ll be involved with event planning for their online programme.

UnHerd Editorial Traineeship – Closed September 30
Spend six months working with the UnHerd team on original stories, podcasts and social 

European University Institute Trainee Scheme – Closed September 2 2019
12 month paid position in Florence focusing on writing, social media and photography.

Haymarket Journalism Apprenticeship – Closed September 2019
Full-time 18 month apprenticeship with Autocar, offering an NCTJ qualification and £15,000pa.

Business Insider Entertainment Fellowship – Closed September 2019
A six-month scheme covering entertainment with their London team.

Business Insider Food & Travel Fellowship – Closed September 2019
A six-month scheme covering food and travel with their London team.

Business Insider Visual Features Fellowship – Closed September 2019
A six-month scheme covering features which lead with amazing imagery.

Business Insider Editorial Tech Fellowship – Closes September 2019
A six-month scheme covering start-ups, gadgets and the world’s biggest tech companies.

Falkland Island Television Broadcast Journalism Scheme – Closed September 2019
12-month contract with island TV station, pays £1,218 per month plus accommodation and flights.

Unity Theatre Digital Marketing Assistant Apprenticeship – Closed September 2019
Receive full digital training as part of this scheme at a Liverpool Theatre.

ArtReview Editorial and Publishing Trainee – Closed September 2019
Six months working in the editorial and publishing department on web, social, research and admin.


NBCUniversal InternshipsExpected To Reopen In October
A year-long internship in NBC’s digital media department, for people who are still at university or have just graduated. 

S&P Global Platts Commodity Associate Programme – Closed October 8
This seven-month programme includes training and reporting in the commodities market, with the potential to end in a full-time role.

The Washington Post Newsroom Internship – Closed October 6
International internships with roles in social, video, audio and more. They run in summer 2022, and pay $750 a week.

talkSport Apprenticeship – Closed October 12
A training scheme across audio, social and live shows, including an NCTJ qualification with PA Training.

Disney Digital Media Internship – Closed October 14 
A 12-month internship where applicants can learn more about digital media engagement and content production. 

The Wall Street Journal Health and Science Internship Scheme – Closed October 16
A ten week programme in winter 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week.

The Wall Street Journal Data Reporting Internship Scheme – Closed October 16
A ten week programme in summer 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week.

The Wall Street Journal US News Reporting Internship Scheme – Closed October 16
A ten week programme in summer 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week.

The Wall Street Journal Video Internship Scheme -Closed October 16
A ten week programme in summer 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week.

The Wall Street Journal Magazine Internship Scheme – Closed October 16
A ten week programme in summer 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week.

The Wall Street Journal F.J Pensiero Internship Scheme – Closed October 16
A ten week programme in summer 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week plus a $3,000 accommodation stipend.

The Wall Street Journal Photo Editing Internship Scheme – Closed October 16
A ten week programme in summer 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week.

The Wall Street Journal Data Science Internship Scheme – Closed October 16
A ten week programme in summer 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week.

The Wall Street Journal Graphics Internship Scheme – Closed October 16
A ten week programme in summer 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week.

The Stage Media Company Trainee Journalist SchemeClosed October 20
This six-month internship will see you working across The Stage and The Bookseller, mostly in editorial but with the chance to gain experience in marketing and production. 

The Hudson Bec Group, HBC Thrive Placement – Closed October 21 
A month placement across editorial, creative and business management. Pays £1,850.

Am Pàipear’s Graduate Digital Journalist SchemeClosed October 23
Based in Balivanich, a village on the island of Benbecula off the west coast of Scotland, this year-long scheme pays £22,000. You’ll be creating articles, videos and social content for Am Pàipear, the local paper. 

News & Sports Journalists Traineeships, MailOnline –  Closed October 29
Beginning March 2022, trainees embark on a year-long programme that involves intense training, assessment and on-the-job experience at regional daily newspapers and agencies.

ESPN Graduate Editorial Traineeship – Closed October 30
A four-month training scheme across news, social, features and live programming.

The Bristol Cable Early Career Journalism Placement – Closed October
Five months working on original content for the Bristol Cable website.

The Telegraph Apprentice News Reporter – Closed October
A two-year programme to learn all areas of news reporting, as well as gain a level 3 qualification.

The Financial Times Maisie Hylton Fellowship – Closed October
Two six-month schemes for BAME candidates to work in sub-editing and production.

Business Insider Fellowships – Expected To Re-Open October 2022
A range of six-month schemes are available at Business Insider UK, for the influencer, finance and strategy verticles. They are set to start in January, so get your applications in ASAP. 

NBU Telemundo Internship – Expected To Re-Open October 2022
Telemundo interns will be placed on assignment across NBU’s production and organisational departments. Paid opportunity, working 20 hours per week.


Channel 4 Production Training Apprenticeship – Closed November 8
Work with the 4 Creative team to create engaging programmes for Channel 4. Placements across multiple studios across the UK, including (but not limited to): London, Glasgow and Liverpool.

Bloomberg London Winter News Internship – Closed November 20
Spend 12 weeks learning about financial journalism with the Bloomberg team. Fluency in a foreign language is a plus here. 

Communications (EMEA Kids) Placement Intern – Closed November 28
An opportunity to work across Warner Media departments and gain experience in managing press releases, media management and talent management.

ESPN Editorial Internship – Closed November 28
Exclusively made for undergrads on their placement year, this 12-month scheme pays £21,000pa. You will be writing and sourcing sports news.

Deutsche Welle Traineeship – Closed November 29
A two-year multimedia journalism placement in Bonn and Berlin. You’ll need to be fluent in German to apply. 

European Parliament Traineeships – Closed November 30
Five months paid traineeship in a European country, with choices including journalism, podcasting and web-editing.  You must be part of a country in the EU to apply.

Global Data Journalism Graduate Programme – Closed November 30
12-month training scheme across various business publications.

Apple Marketing Communications Industrial PlacementScheduled To Re-Open In November 2022
For BAME candidates looking for a placement or recent grads. London Living Wage.

Entertainment One, Development Trainee Video EditingScheduled To Re-Open In November 2022
For BAME or lower socio-economic backgrounds. Six-months on editing and scripting.

The Sun Journalism Trainee SchemeScheduled To Re-Open In November 2022
Two schemes for those with and without an NCTJ or degree. Paid training and newsroom experience.

Digital Production Apprentice, 4creativeScheduled To Re-Open In November 2022
Based in Leeds, this year long-scheme is paid at minimum wage and will teach you to produce digital and social campaigns. There’s a focus on social media advertising. This and those similar (below) are for people without a university degree. 

Channel 4 Advertising, Research & Development ApprenticeScheduled To Re-Open In November 2022
Based in Manchester, this apprenticeship will show you how to sell advertising across our TV channels and All 4 platform.

Junior Digital Content Producer Apprentice, 4StudioScheduled To Re-Open In November 2022
Spend a year producing social and digital content with 4Studio. Based in Leeds. 

Channel 4 Pictures ApprenticeScheduled To Re-Open In November 2022
Work with commissioners, producers, talent and photographers, to develop ideas and concepts for shoots. Learn how to produce, edit and distribute imagery for C4’s content. Based in Leeds. 

Social Analytics Apprentice, 4StudioScheduled To Re-Open In November 2022
For people with a good grasp of numbers and data, this will give you a crash course in analysing content on social media. 

Social Media Apprentice, 4StudioScheduled To Re-Open In November 2022
A year-long scheme working with the social team. You’ll curate and create short-form content for Channel 4’s social media channels. Based in Leeds. 

Yahoo! Journalism BursaryScheduled To Re-Open In November 2022
A fully funded NCTJ course with expenses paid, moving onto a six month full-time contract.

FT Marjorie Deane InternshipScheduled To Re-Open In November 2022
A six-month-long position as a reporter on the Financial Times’ Companies Desk. Will start remotely with the hope to move to the newsroom depending on restrictions.

Junior Journalist Apprentice at PA News – Expected To Open In November
This two-year scheme pays £12k and there’s one track for news and one for sport. It includes PA newsroom training and a 17-week NCTJ-approved journalism course. 

Senior Journalist Apprentice at PA News – Expected To Reopen In November
Similar to the above, except you need to have a recognised journalism qualification, including media law and shorthand at 100wpm, it pays £14k and can lead to a staff position with PA. 


BBC Broadcast Operator Apprenticeship – Closed December 15
A level three apprenticeship which will leave you fully qualified across camera operations, vision mixing, sound and vision editing etc.

The Taylor Bennett Foundation, PR Training Programme – Closed December 31
A ten-week virtual traineeship filled with workshops and tasks. For BAME candidates only. Pays £287.00 per week. 


The Journo Resources Fellowship Programme – Closed January 1
A paid fellowship scheme with yours truly for new, underrepresented journalists. During the fellowship, you will learn the ins and outs of digital journalism and be paid to write at least one feature with JournoResources. 

The Economist, Social Media Fellowship – Closed January 2
12-month contract working across The Economist’s social media team.

Wall Street Journalism, Europe Reporting Internship – Closed January 3 
A ten-week internship in summer 2021 based in their London, Brussels or Paris office. You will get experience mentorship and training. 

The Wall Street Journal’s Social Media Internship – Closed January 10
A 10-week paid summer internship in the WSJ’s New York City office, working on social media for the opinion desk.

Joseph Rago Memorial Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism – Closed January 11
A nine-month paid fellowship at the Wall Street Journalism open to graduates with less than five years’ experience.

Bloomberg Summer News Internship – Closed January 14
10 weeks in London, learning on how to report on global finance markets.

Financial Times Paul McClean Graduate Trainee Programme – Closed January 23
A full-time contract as a trainee at the Financial Times. You will spend seven weeks training and then take on two years of six month assignments.

The Economist Richard Casement Internship – Closed January 29
3-month scheme reporting in science and tech, with a £2,000 monthly stipend.

CNN London, Digital and Video Internships (Undergraduates) – Closed January 30
Four month paid scheme across either digital or news (January 1 – April 30)

BBC Elevate – Closed January 30
A two-year-long programme to give disabled people with some industry experience the chance to work on flagship BBC shows. 

Apple News Fellowship, Apple Media Services Development Programme – Closed January 31
A 12 month scheme with the curation team at Apple News. You’ll also complete a personal project.

A+E Networks Planning Internship  – Closed January 2021
This on-air internship will see you working on Sky History, Blaze, Crime & Investigation, Lifetime and Sky History2. You need to be studying on a sandwich course to apply for this. 

A+E Networks Insights + Analytics Placement – Closed January 2021
This internship will see you running and analysing data across all brands and territories, including Sky History, Blaze, Crime & Investigation, Lifetime and Sky History2. You need to be studying on a sandwich course to apply for this. 

British Vogue X BMW UK Scholarship Programme – Expected To Open In January 2023
Spend 4-months working with British Vogue’s publishing team in London, gaining experience in advertising.


Daily Mail Sub-Editing Graduate Scheme – Closed February 4
Year long scheme, giving graduates in-house training and five month external placement.

Grierson DocLab Training Scheme – Closed February 11
A training scheme supporting 12 young applicants aged 18 – 25 in becoming ‘job ready’ for roles in factual TV and documentary filmmaking. New entrants welcomed, supporting a variety of entry level roles behind the camera.

Daily Mail Reporting Graduate Scheme – Closed February 11
Year long scheme, giving graduates in-house training and five-month external placement.

BBC Journalism Apprenticeship Advanced – Closed February 14
An advanced apprenticeship scheme for applicants aged 18 or over, in numerous locations across the UK. Successful applicants will have a chance to study and learn on the job for a Level 7 Apprenticeship, and the industry recognised NCTJ National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ)

BBC Production Advanced Trainee Scheme – Closed February 14
A paid traineeship and apprenticeship offering extensive training and expertise in radio, TV and production. Broad experiences on offer, including (but not limited to) opportunities to cover current affairs, education, drama and sport. 

The Wall Street Journal Bartley Fellowship, Arts Criticism – Closed February 15
A summer 2021 programme for graduates, paying $900 a week. It is based in their New York office but could be remote.  

bet365 Media Graduate Scheme – Closed February 15
A 12 month rotation across all their media departments, including both in the UK and in Malta. You need to have graduated in the last three years for this scheme.

British Horseracing Development Programme – Closed February 28
An opportunity to attend lectures, tours and visits while taking on specialist placements in marketing, digital, journalism and sales to name but a few. Applicants paid living wages for an industry placement lasting at least 8 weeks. 



Other Schemes

There are a number of other schemes we are aware have run in the past but we are unable to provide details of when or if they will re-open at present. We will provide new information as soon as it becomes available.

These schemes are:

  • The Sun Graduate Scheme
  • The Sunday Times Graduate Scheme
  • Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People Graduate Scheme
  • BBC Radio Journalism Apprenticeship
  • Incisive Media Trainee Scheme
  • Evening Standard and The Independent Apprenticeship
  • BBC World Service Future Voices Scheme
  • Future Media – Video Graduate Scheme
  • Business Insider Social Media Fellowship / Finance
  • BBC Sport New Voices Scheme
  • DK Editorial Internship Scheme
  • Warner Bros Apprenticeship Programmes
  • Twofour Broadcasting Junior Researcher Trainee
  • Independent and Evening Standard Investigative Scholarship
  • Always Audio, Four Weeks For Our Future
  • Associated Press Global News General Assignment Internship