Advanced Level Journalist Apprenticeship JOHNSTON PRESS PLC

You will be taught to write articles for websites and for our print titles, use social media to promote our content, and learn about journalism law, court reporting, and public affairs, as well as learning shorthand. Learning to shoot good video will also become one of your core skills.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £209.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - one day at College. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2018

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001310681

  • Positions

    4 available

Johnston Press Apprentice Scheme 2017/2018. Earn while you learn and train to be a journalist with the Johnston Press apprentice scheme!

As a successful apprentice you will be paid to train as a Journalist with a combination of time in our newsrooms and at college.

The apprentice scheme runs over 18 months, leading to the NCTJ pre-entry qualification, the Diploma in Journalism.  You will spend four days in one of our newsrooms, learning 'on the job' core skills and mentored by our senior journalists. A fifth day will be spent in college, at Highbury College where you will combine your newsroom experience with classroom-based learning.

You will be taught to write articles for websites and for our print titles, use social media to promote our content, and learn about journalism law, court reporting, and public affairs, as well as learning shorthand. Learning to shoot good video will also become one of your core skills.

Remember - this is not an internship, you will be paid throughout the training period as an apprentice.

Here’s what Johnston Press is looking for in its apprentice journalists:

  • A passion for news or sport.
  • Knowledge of new media - including social media.

  • A good command of the English language.

  • Confidence in your writing.

  • Willingness to listen and learn.

  • A great work ethic and be self-motivated.

  • Willingness to study and work simultaneously.

  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written.

  • Be presentable.

  • Have the right to work in the UK and the right to hold a valid passport.

  • A full driving licence is desirable but not essential.


All apprentices will be chosen from their performance at an assessment, and this will be followed by  selection interviews in Chichester 

There are four apprenticeships available within Johnston Press, based in Chichester 

As well as receiving the fully funded training through Johnston Press, successful applicants will be offered an 18- month fixed term contract at a competitive salary with 5 weeks’ holiday per annum.

Please submit a 400 word summary of why you should be considered for the Johnston Press Apprentice Scheme. Separately, list your achievements to date, including exam grades, work experience and any paid employment. Please email your submissions to paul.foster@highbury.ac.uk .


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A passion for news or sport.
  • Knowledge of new media - including social media.
  • Good command of the English language.
  • Confidence in your writing.
  • Willingness to listen and learn.
  • A great work ethic and be self-motivated.
  • Have the right to work in the UK and the right to hold a valid passport.
  • A full driving licence is desirable but not essential.

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to study and work simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written.
  • Be presentable.

Qualifications required

  • 5 A*-C GCSE's, including English and Maths. Ideally you will also have two A levels or a BTEC equivalent.
     

Future prospects

Potential of full time employment after the apprenticeship.

About the employer

Johnston Press is one of the largest local and regional multimedia organisations in the UK. We provide news and information services to local and regional communities through our extensive portfolio of hundreds of publications and websites.Our titles span Scotland, the North East, West Yorkshire, the North West & Isle of Man, South Yorkshire, the South, Midlands and Northern Ireland - delivering extensive coverage of local news, events and information. Each month our news brands touch the lives of more than 29m people across our publishing regions, delivering extensive coverage of local news, events and information. We offer national and regional advertisers a highly successful platform to link them directly with local audiences.

Employer

JOHNSTON PRESS PLC

Address

City Gates

2-4 Southgate

Chichester

PO19 8DJ

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Training provider

  • NCTJ Qualification in Journalism.

Apprenticeship framework

Unknown Framework

Training provider

HIGHBURY COLLEGE PORTSMOUTH

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Highbury College

Contact

Paul Foster Paul.foster@highbury.ac.uk


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Closing date: 30 Nov 2017