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 20th September

September

Sarah Corp Fellowship Closes September 30
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.

The Times Sports Sub-Editing Graduate SchemeCloses September 30
Spend 12 months learning the skills of sub-editing across print and digital platforms.

International Media Trainee, TVF MediaCloses September 30
Join the UK’s leading provider of factual programming, and learn all the skills required in documentary making.

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

ASOS Marketing Graduate Scheme – Expected to Re-Open in September
2 year scheme across four departments in ASOS

Sky Marketing Graduate Scheme – Opens September
A permanent scheme in Sky’s marketing department

October

BBC News Disability Development ProgrammeCloses October 8
A 12 month training scheme and contract for journalists, video journalists and production managers in news and current affairs.

The Times Reporting Graduate Scheme – Closed October 29
Two year scheme including a six month regional placement

The Times Picture Editor Graduate Scheme – Closed 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

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

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

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

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

November

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

Global Data Journalism Graduate Programme – Closed November 9
12 month training scheme across all areas of the business, including the New Statesman

MailOnline Graduate Scheme – Closed on November 17
Year long scheme, giving graduates in-house training and five-month external placement.

December

Summer Internship Programme at Dow Jones –  Closed December
10 week scheme in fiancial reporting in London

Reuters Journalism Training Programme (Middle East and Africa) – Closed December 22
On the job training, initially in London, before going out to the Middle East or Africa)

ESPN Editorial Training InternshipClosed December 15
A year long scheme as a digital editor across ESPN’s sport websites

January

Deutsche Welle International Graduate Trainee Programme – Closed January 1
A trainee programme for both German and English native speakers in multimedia journalism

Falklands Island TV Graduate Programme – Closed January 5
Spend 12 months as a video journalist on the Faulkland Islands, learning TV reporting skills

The Economist Richard Casement Internship – Closed January 6
A 3 month scheme reporting in science and tech, with a £2,000 monthly stipend

BBC Production Training Programme – Closed January 7
An intensive 11-month scheme producing some of the BBC’s most popular content

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

Editorial Internship Programme, Dennis Publishing – Closed January
A one month scheme to work across tech titles in the group.

February

Daily Mail Sub-Editing Graduate SchemeClosed February 9
Year long scheme, giving graduates in-house training and five month external placement.

Daily Mail Graduate Scheme – Closed February 9
Year long scheme, giving graduates in-house training and five month external placement.

IMG Productions Broadcast Engineering SchemeClosed February 11
12 month training programme across TV production

Sky Sports News Apprenticeship – Closed February 19
Two year training programme for school leavers, not graduates

Sky News Journalism Apprenticeship  Closed February 19
Two-year training programme for school leavers, not graduates

Sky News Marketing Apprenticeship – Closed February 19
Two-year training programme for school leavers, not graduates

Sky Sports Graduate Scheme – Closed February 23
Eleven month scheme for those about to finish their degree.

The Telegraph Editorial Training Scheme – Closed February 23
A two year programme, tailored to your strengths, across both journalism and leadership

The Financial Times Paul Mclean Graduate Scheme – Closed February 28
An entry-level contract, with six weeks initial training at the Financial Times

March

CNN London, Digital and Video Internships – Closed March 1
Four month paid scheme across either digital or news (May 1 – August 31)

ITV News Traineeship – Closed March 11
Nine month contract at a local ITV region offering on the job training

Google News Labs Fellowship – Closed March 15
Eight week summer programme in conjunction with the FT, BBC, Guardian etc.

London Sport Graduate Placements – Closed March 25
12 month placement in marketing and communications

April

The Economist & The FT The Nico Colchester Fellowship – Expected to Re-Open April
£6,000 and a three month placement at The Economist abroad or the FT in London.

Business Insider Tech Fellowship – Closed April
Spend six months working on the tech desk at Business Insider

Business Insider Distribution Fellowship – Closed April
Spend six months working on distribution at Business Insider

Business Insider Editorial Partnerships Fellowship – Closed April
Spend six months working on distribution at Business Insider

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

Eurogamer Trainee Reporter Internship – Closed April
Spend three months learning the basics of gaming reporting in Brighton.

The Economist Foreign Internship – Closed April 2
Three month placement, paying £2,000 a month

BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme – Closed April 4
An 11-month scheme producing journalism at the BBC.

BBC Digital Apprenticeship Scheme – Closed April 4
Scheme for non-graduates offering a level 3 diploma

Edinburgh Film Festival Internship Scheme – Closed April 9
Various internships from events to marketing, up to five months per role

The DO School Scholarship – Closed April 15
A four week funded scheme in Berlin to look at creating meaningful connections. 

Harper Collins Publishing BAME Graduate and Trainee Scheme – Closed April 19
12 month scheme in publishing for those identifying as BAME. Degree not mandatory.

European Tour Live Production Trainee – Closed April 19
Spend 10 months based in London and travelling to events, working in a live gallery on production.

BBC Communications Trainees – Closed April 26
Four places on offer on the 12 month scheme in the BBC Communications team.

The Telegraph Summer Internship Business and Tech Scheme – Closed April 28
Spend three months in the national newspaper’s offices this summer, fully paid. This scheme is also offered by Creative Access for those who identify as BAME.

The Telegraph Summer Internship Lifestyle Scheme – Closed April 28
Spend three months in the national newspaper’s offices this summer, fully paid. This scheme is also offered by Creative Access for those who identify as BAME.

The Telegraph Summer Internship News Scheme – Closed April 28
Spend three months in the national newspaper’s offices this summer, fully paid. This scheme is also offered by Creative Access for those who identify as BAME.

The Telegraph Summer Internship Personal Finance Scheme – Closed April 28
Spend three months in the national newspaper’s offices this summer, fully paid. This scheme is also offered by Creative Access for those who identify as BAME.

The Telegraph Summer Internship Social Media Scheme – Closed April 28
Spend three months in the national newspaper’s offices this summer, fully paid. 

The Telegraph Summer Internship Sport Scheme – Closed April 28
Spend three months in the national newspaper’s offices this summer, fully paid. This scheme is also offered by Creative Access for those who identify as BAME.

The Telegraph Summer Internship Video Scheme – Closed April 28
Spend three months in the national newspaper’s offices this summer, fully paid. This scheme is also offered by Creative Access for those who identify as BAME.

May

Penguin Editorial Traineeship (BAME) – Closed May 11
Earn £22,000 pro-rata for six months on this hands-on editorial internship scheme.

Channel 4 Broadcast Production Apprenticeships – Closed May 13
Spend 14 months with an independent production crew across the UK. No experience needed.

Channel 4 Broadcast Production Training Scheme – Closed May 13
A 12 month scheme for those who have some experience in TV or a degree.

Channel 4 Investigative Journalism Programme – Closed May 13
A 6 month investigations role, working with the dispatches team. You need to have previous experience.

The Spectator Summer Internship Programme – Closed May 14
Four schemes in social media, data research, editing and the web.

Press Association Editorial Trainee Programme – Closed May 18
A two year scheme in the PA newsrooms across all the basics of reporting.

DK Editorial Internship Scheme – Closed May 20
Three month paid scheme with the publisher in their London offices. This scheme is also offered by Creative Access for BAME candidates.

Shine TV Production Graduate Scheme – Expected to Re-Open in May 2019
3 month contract to work on development and production skills

June

The Sun Summer Internship Scheme – Closed June 4
A 12 week scheme in the Sun’s office in London, Manchester or Glasgow at London Living Wage.

Channel 4 Apprenticeship Schemes –  Closed June 17
A 12 month scheme while earning a level three or four qualification

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

Independent and Evening Standard Investigative Scholarship – Closed June 27
Investigative journalism qualification and a trainee contract

July

The Financial Times Marjorie Dean Internships – Expected to Re-Open July
Six months on the UK companies desk of the FT for a promising journalist.

Digital Web Content Trainee, Institute of Art and Ideas – Closed July 22
Full-time role requiring a 2:1 degree and marketing experience

Communications and Digital Marketing Traineeship, The Institute of Art and Ideas – Closed July 22
Full-time role requiring a 2:1 and marketing experience

The Sun News Journalism Apprenticeship – Closed July 10
A year long apprenticeship open to 18-25 year olds who haven’t been to university.

The Sun Sports Journalism Apprenticeship – Closed July 10
A year long apprenticeship open to 18-25 year olds who haven’t been to university.

The Guardian Trainee Sub-Editor Scheme – Closed July 11
12 month paid position to teach you the skills to become a sub-editor.

CNN London, Digital and Video Internships – Closed July 1
Four month paid scheme across either digital or news (September 1 – December 31)

European University Institute Trainee Scheme – Closed July 4
12 month paid position focussing on writing, social media and photography.

August

Haymarket Editorial Assistant Apprenticeship – Rolling deadline, begins in September
Full-time 18 month apprenticeship across four motoring titles

Haymarket Reporter Apprenticeship – Rolling deadline, begins in September
Full-time 18 month apprenticeship for Autocar

BBC Sports New Voices SchemeClosed August 23
Training programme for the next generation of sport commentators, with the opportunity to join the BBC freelance pool.

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