The Financial Times Newsroom Apprenticeship Programme, The Financial Times

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Location: London/Manchester
Salary details: £21,749pa
  • Apprenticeship
  • Full-Time
  • Starting Out

The Financial Times apprenticeship scheme is open to applications! This new scheme is aimed at helping young people from under-represented groups start a career in journalism, so we are especially keen to hear from people from minority ethnic backgrounds and disadvantaged socio-economic groups.

This apprenticeship is for people who do not have a degree. Applicants with a degree will not be considered. You will study for an NCTJ  journalism qualification while working at the Manchester Evening News and the FT, under the 18-month apprenticeship scheme.

We are looking for people who would like to develop a deep knowledge of current affairs and business, are curious, persistent, seek out the truth and feel suited to working to the tight deadlines and pressures of a modern newsroom.

We are particularly interested in applicants living in the Greater Manchester area because of the partnership with the M.E.N.

What We Are Offering

  • £21,749.00 p/a pro rata
  • Paid for study towards the NCTJ level 5 qualification through the apprenticeship scheme
  • Training at the Manchester Evening News and the FT
  • Accommodation provided as necessary in London/Manchester
  • 30 days annual leave
  • A dedicated FT mentor throughout the programme
  • Access to FT Employee Networks

What You’ll Do

  • Begin with 4 months study in London for the NCTJ level 5 journalist qualification (this industry-recognised standard is the equivalent of second year university and includes the NCTJ diploma). One day a week will be spent in the Financial Times’ London newsroom
  • You will then spend 7 months training as a reporter in Manchester with the Manchester Evening News
  • Return to London to spend 4 months training in a Financial Times specialist publication, such as Investors Chronicle
  • A further 3 months working alongside FT journalists in the field and newsroom

Timings may be subject to change

Who We Are Looking For

  • Be aged 18 years or over by 1 September 2023
  • Have been awarded strong Level 3 qualifications by September 2023Suitable qualifications include:
    • 2 A levels
    • 4 AS levels
    • NVQ
    • BTEC
    • Applied General Qualification
    • International Baccalaureate diploma
    • Access to higher education diploma
    • T Level
    • Tech level
  • You must also:
    • Have achieved GCSE 5 for Maths and 7 for English language
    • Have the right to work in the UK

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Curious about people, governments, business and money
  • Open-minded and interested in different perspectives
  • Willing to learn
  • Conscientious, hard-working and diligent
  • Resilient and flexible
  • Strong communication skills
  • Collaborative
  • Truth-seeker

To Apply

Please submit:

  • CV: including any languages, data and social media skills
  • Cover Letter: telling us why you think you’d make a great reporter

Please mention Journo Resources when you apply, it really helps us out. The deadline for applications is end of the day, 20 June 2023.

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