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

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

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List Last Updated 1 November 2016

November

The Wall Street Journal Summer Intern Programme – Closes November 22
Ten week summer reporting scheme in London, Paris Brussels, Frankfurt or Rome

The Times Sub Editing Scheme – Expected to Open in November
A year long scheme for sub-editors

The Times News Reporters Scheme – Expected to Open in November
Two year scheme of on the job training, including a six month placement in Edinburgh

Sky Sports News Apprenticeship – Expected to Open in November
Two year training programme for school leavers, not graduates

Sky News Apprenticeship – Expected to Open in November
Two year training programme for school leavers, not graduates

The Independent and Evening Standard Apprenticeship – Closes November 14

December

Reuters Journalism Training Programme – Closes December 9
Four to six months on the job training in London, Africa or the Middle East

ESPN Editorial Training Internship – Closes December 31
A year long scheme as a digital editor across ESPN’s sport websites

The Sun News Journalism Apprenticeship – Closes December 5
A year long apprenticeship open to both graduates and school leavers also offering an NCTJ qualification.

The Sun Sports Journalism Apprenticeship – Closes December 5
A year long apprenticeship open to both graduates and school leavers also offering an NCTJ qualification.

Daily Mail Graduate Scheme – Expected to Open in December

MailOnline Graduate Scheme – Expected to Open in December

Daily Mail Sub-Editing Graduate Scheme – Expected to Open in December

January

The Financial Times News Reporters – Closes January 17
A year long scheme for news reporters

The Financial Times Data Journalists – Closes January 17
A year long scheme for those with a strong interest in data journalism

BBC Journalism Training Scheme – Expected to Open in January
An 11 month training contract across various departments of the BBC

BBC Production Training Scheme – Expected to Open in January
An 11 month training contract in various areas of TV and radio production

ITV News Traineeship – Expected to Open in January
Nine month contract at a local ITV region offering on the job training

Google News Labs Fellowship – Expected to Open in January
Eight week summer programme in conjunction with the FT, BBC, Guardian etc.

Guardian Scott Trust Bursary – Expected to Open in January
Funding for an MA Journalism Course, alongside a placement at The Guardian

February

Nothing we know about yet – drop us a line if you’ve got a tip off.

March

Press Association BME Bursary – Expected to Open in March 2017
Two year training at the Press Association for ethnically diverse candidates

April

Future Media Graduate Schemes – Expected to Open in March 2017 and Close in April
Several 12 month schemes at national magazine brand, including writing and videography

May

European Parliament Journalism Internship – Expected to open in April and Close on May 15
Five months paid traineeship at the European Parliament in Brussels. You must be part of a country in the EU to apply

June

Nothing we know about yet – drop us a line if you’ve got a tip off.

July

Channel 4 Graduate Scheme – Expected to Open in June and Close in July
12 month scheme focussing on big data and also offering a qualification from UCL

Channel 4 Production Training Scheme – Expected to Open in June and Close in July
12 month contract with a production house making original content for the channel

Incisive Media Graduate Scheme – Expected to Open in June and Close in July
12 month contract at one of the company’s B2b brand in finance, banking, tech etc

Shine TV Production Graduate Scheme – Expected to Open in June and Close in July
Six month contract to work on development and production skills

August

Channel 4 Apprenticeship Programme – Applications Expected to Open in July and Close in August
12 month paid scheme in various areas across Channel 4 from media and creative to finance

September

October

European Parliament Journalism Internship – Closed October 15
Five months paid traineeship at the European Parliament in Brussels. You must be part of a country in the EU to apply

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
  • Channel 4 Investigative Journalism Programme
  • Falklands Islands TV
  • BBC Radio Journalism Appreticeship

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