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 two weeks – 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’re based this on data from the previous year.

List Last Updated October 3

October

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

Wall Street Journal Video Internship SchemeCloses October 22
Ten week paid internship in New York focusing on video journalism.

Wall Street Journal Reporting Internship SchemeCloses October 22
Ten week paid internship in New York focusing on reporting

Wall Street Journalism Health and Science Internship Scheme – Closes October 22
Ten week paid internship in New York focusing on health and science journalism

Sky Marketing Graduate SchemeCloses October 29
A permanent scheme in Sky’s marketing department

The Times Reporting Graduate SchemeCloses October 29
Two year scheme including a six month regional placement

The Times Sub-Editing Graduate SchemeCloses October 29
12 Month scheme across news, sport and features

The Times Picture Editor Graduate Scheme – Closes October 29
12 Month scheme across news, sport and features

Reuters Journalism Internship Programme – Closed October 1
A ten week programme from June 2018 in reporting

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

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

November

The Wall Street Journal Summer Intern Programme -Expected to Re-Open in October 2017
Ten week summer reporting scheme in London, Paris Brussels, Frankfurt or Rome

The Times Sub Editing Scheme – Expected to Re-Open in November 2017
A year long scheme for sub-editors

The Times News Reporters Scheme – Expected to Re-Open in November 2017
Two year scheme of on the job training, including a six months placement in Edinburgh

Sky Sports News Apprenticeship – Expected to Re-Open in November 2017
Two year training programme for school leavers, not graduates

Sky News Apprenticeship – Expected to Re-Open in November 2017
Two year training programme for school leavers, not graduates

The Independent and Evening Standard Apprenticeship -Expected to Re-Open in November 2017

The Financial Times News ReportersExpected to Re-Open in November 2017
A year long scheme for news reporters

The Financial Times Data JournalistsExpected to Re-Open in November 2017
A year long scheme for those with a strong interest in data journalism

December

Reuters Journalism Training Programme – Expected to Re-Open November 2017
Four to six months on the job training in London, Africa or the Middle East

ESPN Editorial Training Internship -Expected to Re-Open November 2017
A year long scheme as a digital editor across ESPN’s sport websites

The Sun News Journalism Apprenticeship -Expected to Re-Open November 2017
A year long apprenticeship open to both graduates and school leavers also offering an NCTJ qualification.

The Sun Sports Journalism Apprenticeship – Expected to Re-Open November 2017
A year long apprenticeship open to both graduates and school leavers also offering an NCTJ qualification.

January

Deutsche Welle International Graduate Trainee Programme – Closed January 23
A trainee programme for both German and English native speakers in multimedia journalism

The Telegraph Business Reporters Editorial Training Scheme – Closed January 15
Four year scheme to fast track graduates with a specialism for business

The Telegraph News Reporters (Leadership) Editorial Training Scheme – Closed January 15
Four year scheme to fast track graduates with a passion for news reporting and aspiring to an editor’s position

The Telegraph News Reporters (Digital) Editorial Training Scheme – Closed January 15
Three year scheme to fast track graduates with a passion for news reporting and digital storytelling

The Telegraph Features Reporters Editorial Training Scheme – Closed January 15
Three year scheme to fast track graduates with a passion for features

February

Google News Labs Fellowship – Closed February 10
Eight week summer programme in conjunction with the FT, BBC, Guardian etc.

London Sport Graduate Placements – Closed February 5
Five 12 month placements across insight, support and marketing.

Daily Mail Graduate Scheme – Closed on February 10
Year long scheme, giving graduates in-house training and five month external placement.

MailOnline Graduate Scheme – Closed on February 10
Year long scheme, giving graduates in-house training and five month external placement.

Daily Mail Sub-Editing Graduate Scheme – Closed on February 10
Year long scheme, giving graduates in-house training and five month external placement.

Channel 4 Investigative Journalism Programme – Closed February 12
This is not a ‘grad’ scheme – you’re expected to have two years experience.

BBC World Service Languages Future Voices Scheme – Closed February 14
Six week paid scheme for bilingual students or graduates with an interest in journalism

Sky Sports Graduate Scheme – Closed February 14
Eleven month scheme for those about to finish their degree.

ITV News Traineeship – Closed February 26
Nine month contract at a local ITV region offering on the job training

June

Channel 4 Production Graduate Scheme – Closed June 5
Two schemes for production and researchers, 12 month contract

Business Insider, Video Editing Fellowship – Closed June
6 month paid scheme across the video desk

ASOS Marketing Graduate Scheme – Closed June
2 year scheme across four departments in ASOS

The Economist, Social Media Fellowship – Closed June 19
12 month contract working across social media

Shine TV Production Graduate Scheme – Closed June 25
3 month contract to work on development and production skills

July

European University Institute Trainee Scheme – Closed July 16
Two paid positions lasting 12 months in Italy

Channel 4 Apprenticeship Programme –  Closed July 30
12 month paid scheme in various areas across Channel 4 from media and creative to finance

August

Business Insider, Social Media Fellowship (Video) – Closed August
6 month paid scheme across social platforms, specialising in video

Haymarket Media Editorial Apprenticeship – Closed August
12 to 15 month training contract across several titles and brands

Future Media Video Graduate Scheme – Closed on August 2
Part-time position with training in social video in Bath

Digital Content Trainee, Institute of Art and Ideas – Closed August 3
Full time role requiring a 2:1 degree and marketing experience

Independent and Evening Standard Investigative Scholarship – Closes on August 21
FundInvestigativegative Journalism Contract and a trainee contract

September

Business Insider UK, Research Fellowship – Closed September
Six months paid scheme working with video producers at the London office

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
  • Falklands Islands TV
  • BBC Radio Journalism Apprenticeship