Apprentice Media Officer Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

You will be working in a small and friendly team, responsible for finding, researching & creating stories that reflects the wide-ranging work of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Generating positive media coverage of the Yorkshire Dales National Park & National Park Authority through the creation of stories and supporting multimedia.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 11 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    You will also receive a £50 per month travel allowance for the first 12-months

  • Working week

    Normal working hours are 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.30pm on Fridays with a lunch break each working day of one hour.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    4 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will support the Media Officer in handling media enquiries and co-ordinating media responses across the Authority, including the preparation of reaction statements.
  • You will also support the Communications Officer in finding, researching and creating stories for the Dales newspaper and the Visitor magazine.
  • You will prepare content in line with the Authority’s vision and brand guidelines and which successfully engages the Authority’s discrete target audience groups.

The training you will be getting

You will be studying to achieve a diploma in journalism, from the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) through Darlington College, on a weekly day-release arrangement.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The types of careers students could progress to include:

  • Multimedia reporters and sports journalists
  • Videographers
  • Public Relations specialists
  • Broadcast journalists, including television and radio

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Politcal awareness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4) Essential

About the employer

We are the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, an organisation that protects, enhances, and promotes the immense beauty, wildlife, and character of the Yorkshire Dales. Set against expansive heather moorland tops, each valley has its own distinct charm, from crags and waterfalls to an underground labyrinth of caves. The Wildlife Team is responsible for conserving, enhancing and raising awareness of the biodiversity of the Yorkshire Dales National Park


Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority







Mark Sadler


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard


Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Our online application process allows you to complete the form in stages and you can log in/out at any time. In order for the shortlisting panel to assess your application, please clearly demonstrate how you meet the essential and desirable criteria by referring to the person specification and provide examples within your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 11 Aug 2024