Editorial Graduate Programme, The Telegraph

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Location: London
Salary details: Starting Salary In The Mid £20,000s
  • Full-Time
  • Starting Out

Do you want to be a journalist with one of the world’s best news organisations? The Telegraph is recruiting graduates who want to be part of our brilliant team. We want committed people who have a real passion for writing, revealing the truth, meeting people from all walks of life and telling their stories.

You will need to enjoy deadlines and writing under pressure, as well as be a self-starter and flexible. And you should love telling stories in whatever format you think is most appropriate – print, digital, video or podcasts.

So many of our graduates have gone on to top jobs at the Telegraph. Among the Telegraph stars who first joined us as graduates are Features Writer Bryony Gordon, Political Editor Ben Riley-Smith, Foreign Editor Jessica Winch, and US Correspondent Josie Ensor.

We want that success to continue, and our unique 2-year scheme will give you top-quality training by our most experienced journalists.

You will get training in different sections of The Telegraph, covering everything from news to features, business and sport. You will also get networking opportunities with different teams and senior members of the newsroom.


  • A passion for journalism, adaptability, resilience, good judgement
  • Degree or postgraduate qualification
  • Experience in student, local or other news organisations
  • Please note that this scheme is not open to established professional journalists

Applications for the programme will close at 10:00pm on Friday 9th July, 2021. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications after this date. Please mention Journo Resources when applying, it really helps us out.

Please apply with your CV, a cover letter explaining why you would like to work for The Telegraph, and include links to three pieces of work you want us to see.

First-round interviews will be conducted in September. The successful candidates will join the team in January, 2022.

The Telegraph’s goal is to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives, and backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware. For more information on our purpose, beliefs, and people values, please visit our website.

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