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’ve based this on data from the previous year.

List updated September 12

September

Haymarket Journalism Apprenticeship – Closes ASAP
Full-time 18 month apprenticeship with Autocar, offering an NCTJ qualification and £15,000pa.

Business Insider Entertainment FellowshipCloses ASAP
A six-month scheme covering entertainment with their London team.

Business Insider Food & Travel Fellowship – Closes ASAP
A six-month scheme covering food and travel with their London team.

Business Insider Visual Features FellowshipCloses September 13
A six-month scheme covering features which lead with amazing imagery.

Business Insider Editorial Tech FellowshipCloses September 13
A six-month scheme covering start-ups, gadgets and the world’s biggest tech companies.

Falkland Island Television Broadcast Journalism Scheme – Closes September 13
12-month contract with island TV station, pays £1,218 per month plus accommodation and flights.

Unity Theatre Digital Marketing Assistant ApprenticeshipCloses September 16
Receive full digital training as part of this scheme at a Liverpool Theatre.

ArtReview Editorial and Publishing TraineeCloses September 23
Six months working in the editorial and publishing department on web, social, research and admin.

UnHerd Editorial TraineeshipCloses September 30
Spend six months working with the UnHerd team on original stories, podcasts and social.

BBC Sports New Voices Scheme – Expected to Re-Open in September
Training programme for the next generation of sports commentators, with the opportunity to join the BBC freelance pool.

Global Data Journalism Graduate Programme – Expected to Re-Open in September
12 month training scheme across all areas of the business, including the New Statesman

Sarah Corp Fellowship – Expected to Re-Open in September
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 Scheme – Expected to Re-Open in September
Spend 12 months learning the skills of sub-editing across print and digital platforms.

European University Institute Trainee Scheme – Closed September 2
12 month paid position in Florence focusing on writing, social media and photography.

October

Joseph Rago Memorial Fellowship for Excellence in JournalismCloses October 13
A nine-month paid fellowship at the Wall Street Journalism open to graduates with less than five years’ experience.

ESPN Graduate Editorial TraineeshipCloses October 14
A four-month training scheme across news, social, features and live programming.

The Bristol Cable Early Career Journalism Placement – Closes October 14
Five months working on original content for the Bristol Cable website.

BBC News Disability Development Programme – Expected to Re-Open In October
A 12 month training scheme and contract for journalists, video journalists and production managers in news and current affairs.

Lime Pictures Publicity & Digital Internship – Expected to Re-Open In October
A nine month scheme across both video and written word.

MailOnline Graduate Scheme – Expected to Re-Open In October
Year long scheme, giving graduates in-house training and five-month external placement.

Sky Marketing Graduate Scheme – Expected to Re-Open In October
A permanent scheme in Sky’s marketing department

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

November

The Wall Street Journal Health and Science Internship SchemeCloses November 1
A ten week programme in winter 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week.

The Wall Street Journal Data Reporting Internship SchemeCloses November 1
A ten week programme in summer 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week.

The Wall Street Journal US News Reporting Internship Scheme – Closes November 1
A ten week programme in summer 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week.

The Wall Street Journal Video Internship Scheme – Closes November 1
A ten week programme in summer 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week.

The Wall Street Journal Magazine Internship Scheme – Closes November 1
A ten week programme in summer 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week.

The Wall Street Journal F.J Pensiero Internship Scheme – Closes November 1
A ten week programme in summer 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week plus a $3,000 accommodation stipend.

The Wall Street Journal Photo Editing Internship Scheme – Closes November 1
A ten week programme in summer 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week.

The Wall Street Journal Data Science Internship Scheme – Closes November 1
A ten week programme in summer 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week.

The Wall Street Journal Graphics Internship Scheme – Closes November 1
A ten week programme in summer 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week.

CNN London, Digital and Video Internships – Expected to Re-Open In November
Four month paid scheme across either digital or news (January 1 – April 30)

Apple Marketing Communications Industrial Placement – Expected to Re-Open In November
For BAME candidates in their final year of study. London Living Wage.

Channel 4 Social Media Apprenticeship – Expected to Re-Open In November
Learn the how to engage and drive audiences to Channel 4 and E4

Channel 4 Production Runner Apprenticeship – Expected to Re-Open In November
Work with the 4 Creative team to create engaging adverts for Channel 4 programmes

Channel 4 Picture Editor Apprenticeship – Expected to Re-Open In November
Work with the All4 team on selected and editing eye-grabbing imagery.

Business Insider Royal Fellows – Expected to Re-Open In November
Six-month contract reporting on the royal family, with training

Wall Street Journalism, Europe Reporting Internship – Expected to Re-Open In November
A ten-week internship in London, Paris, Brussels or Rome in Summer 2019.

Financial News Internship Scheme – Expected to Re-Open In November
A ten-week internship in London, focusing on financial reporting.

Reuters Journalism Training Programme – Expected to Re-Open In November
A nine month scheme with one-month training in London before another placement

European Parliament Journalism Internship – Expected to Re-Open In November
Five months paid traineeship at the European Parliament in Brussels. You must be part of a country in the EU to apply

December

Falklands Island Television, Broadcast Journalism Scheme – Closed December 28
A 12 month contract getting to grips with all aspects of producing a TV programme.

Summer Internship Programme at Dow Jones – Closed December 31
10 week scheme in financial reporting in London

The Times Reporting Graduate Scheme – Closed December 2
Two year scheme including a six month regional placement

The Times Picture Editor Graduate Scheme – Closed December 2
12 Month scheme across news, sport and features

Bloomberg Summer 2018 News Internship – Closed December 15
10 weeks in London, learning on how to report on global finance markets.

rad Television Researcher – Closed December 18
Seven living wage placements for under-represented groups for 10 months in Scotland, with full training to become a TV researcher.

Deutsch Welle Journalism Trainee Programme – Closed December 20
An 18-month training programme based in Bonn or Berlin

January

IMG Production Apprenticeship –  Closed January 6 2019
12-month scheme to give you a grounding on getting into sports broadcasting.

tvf Media International Media TraineeClosed January 20 2019
Structured training scheme with the world’s leading factual documentary progammer.

Business Insider, Video Editing FellowshipClosed January 25th 2019
6-month paid scheme across the video desk

February

BBC Production Training Programme – Closed February 26th
An intensive 11-month scheme producing some of the BBC’s most popular content

Sky Sports Journalism Graduate Scheme – Closed February 28
12-month contract across all areas of news.

IMG Productions Broadcast Engineering Scheme – Expected to Re-Open in February 
12 month training programme across TV production

The Financial Times Paul Mclean Graduate Scheme – Expected to Re-Open in February
An entry-level contract, with six weeks initial training at the Financial Times

Editorial Internship Programme, Dennis Publishing – Expected to Re-Open February
A one month scheme to work across tech titles in the group.

BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme – Closed February 7
An 11-month scheme producing journalism at the BBC.

The Economist Richard Casement Internship – Closed February 8
3-month scheme reporting in science and tech, with a £2,000 monthly stipend

Sky Sports News Apprenticeship – Closed February 15
Two year training programme for school leavers, not graduates

Sky News Journalism Apprenticeship – Closed February 15
Two-year training programme for school leavers, not graduates

Sky News Reporting Apprenticeship – Closed February 15
Two-year training programme for school leavers, not graduates

Sky News Marketing Apprenticeship – Closed February 15
Two-year training programme for school leavers, not graduates

BBC Digital Apprenticeship Scheme – Closed February 20
Scheme for non-graduates offering a level 3 diploma

March

Harper Collins UK Graduate Scheme Closed March 31
18 months rotating across 6 teams – including Publicity, Marketing, Digital and with a focus on Editorial.

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 3
Nine month contract at a local ITV region offering on the job training

The Telegraph Editorial Training Scheme – Closed March 5
A 2-year scheme with top-quality training with stints at the Press Association, leading regional news organisations, as well as the different sections of the Telegraph itself.

Daily Mail Graduate Scheme – Closed March 15
Year long scheme, giving graduates in-house training and five-month external placement.

Daily Mail Sub-Editing Graduate Scheme – Closed March 15
Year long scheme, giving graduates in-house training and five month external placement.

Daily Mail Sports Graduate Scheme – Closed March 15
Year long scheme, giving graduates in-house training and five month external placement.

London Sport Graduate Placements – Closed March 25 2018
12 month placement in marketing and communications

April.

Business Insider Global Translation Fellow – Closed April 30
Six-month placement helping to identify the best global stories. £20,000pa.

Google News Initiative FellowshipClosed April 1
Eight-week summer programme in conjunction with the FT, TBIJ, Guardian etc

The Economist & The FT The Nico Colchester FellowshipClosed April 5
£6,000 and a three-month placement at The Economist abroad or the FT in London.

The Economist Social Media Fellowship – Closed April 7
One year fellowship paying £2,000 a month to work of The Economist’s Social Media team

The Economist Foreign Internship – Closed April 15
Three-month placement, paying £2,000 a month

Penguin Random House InternshipsClosed April 22
Earn £22,000 pro-rata for six months on these hands-on editorial internship schemes.

Hearst UK ‘The Nest’ InternshipClosed April 24
7-week programme working experts across the business

Channel 4 Investigative Journalism Programme – Closes April 26
A 6-month investigations role, working with the dispatches team and gaining an MA. You need to have previous experience.

Eurogamer Trainee Reporter Internship – Closed April 2018
Spend three months learning the basics of gaming reporting in Brighton.

Edinburgh Film Festival Internship Scheme – Closed April 9 2018
Various internships from events to marketing, up to five months per role

The DO School Scholarship – Closed April 15 2018
A four week funded scheme in Berlin to look at creating meaningful connections. 

European Tour Live Production Trainee – Closed April 19 2018
Spend 10 months based in London and travelling to events, working in a live gallery on production.

The Telegraph Summer Internship Business and Tech Scheme – Closed April 28 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
Spend three months in the national newspaper’s offices this summer, fully paid. 

The Telegraph Summer Internship Sport Scheme – Closed April 28 2018
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 2018
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

The Times Picture Researcher Trainee Scheme – Closed May 5
Two-year scheme across various departments to help create visually stunning journalism.

The Times Sub-Editing Trainee Scheme – Closed May 5
Two-year scheme across various departments to create polished, accurate copy and headlines.

Penguin Random House ‘The Scheme’ – Closed May 10
Six months working as part of the editorial team at one of PRH’s London offices. Open to applicants from a BAME community, and/or from a socio-economically disadvantaged background.

Warner Bros Apprenticeship Programmes – Closed May 13
Earn £18,000pa on 18 month schemes including publicity, creative and marketing.

BBC Communications Trainees – Closed 27 May
Four places on offer on the 12-month scheme in the BBC Communications team.

Business Insider Fellow, Finance Closed May 28
Six month fellowship reporting on banking culture, global trade and stock markets

Business Insider Fellow, Social Media Closed May 28
Six month fellowship distributing content across various social media platforms and building relationships with publishing partners

Channel 4 Broadcast Production Apprenticeships – Closed May 13 2018
Spend 14 months with an independent production crew across the UK. No experience needed.

Channel 4 Broadcast Production Training Scheme – Closed May 13 2018
A 12 month scheme for those who have some experience in TV or a degree.

The Spectator Summer Internship Programme – Closed May 14 2018
Four schemes in social media, data research, editing and the web.

DK Editorial Internship Scheme – Closed May 20 2018
Three month paid scheme with the publisher in their London offices. This scheme is also offered by Creative Access for BAME candidates.

June

Refinery29 Photo and Design Internship – Closed
3-month internship working on all aspects of visual content..

Scottish Documentary Institute Film Distribution Internship – Closed June 23
6-month internship working under the guidance of the Festivals and Marketing Coordinator to deliver quality documentaries to A, B and C Tier film festivals worldwide.

Twofour Broadcasting Junior Researcher Trainee – Closed June 30
6-month contract working in post-production in Plymouth, Devon.

Harper Collins Publishing BAME Graduate and Trainee Scheme Closed June 2
A 12-month scheme in publishing for those identifying as BAME. Degree not mandatory.

Shine TV Production Graduate Scheme – Closed June 2
33-month contract to work on development and production skills, with additional relocation bursary.

Endemol Shine Brightbulb Internship – Closed June 2
A creative intern scheme designed to give some of the brightest and best a chance to get into non-scripted TV ideas development

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

Press Association News Trainee ProgrammeClosed June 14
A two-year scheme in the PA newsrooms across all the basics of reporting

Independent and Evening Standard Investigative Scholarship – Closed June 27 2018
Investigative journalism qualification and a trainee contract

July

Getty Editorial Entertainment Photographer and Videographer Internship – Closed July 31
12-month scheme paying £25,000pa working as an editorial entertainment photographer and videographer.

The Financial Times Marjorie Dean Internships – Closed Jult 14
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)

The Guardian Summer Internships – Closed July 4
6 weeks working in various departments of the Guardian. 

Lime Pictures Internship – Closed July 5
9-month paid internship on a range of TV production specialisms including make-up, costume, sound, VFX, music and camera work.

FT Specialist Reporting Traineeship – Closed July 7
18-month traineeship gaining experience within different areas of the business and will join a team of 80 journalists based in London, and a total of 150 worldwide, writing for a diverse range of audiences.

The Economist 1843 Journalism Internship – Closed July 7
*BAME candidates only* 6-month magazine journalism covering every aspect of production, with opportunities to pitch and write stories, promote content through their social-media channels and carry out administrative tasks.

The Economist Britain Team Journalism Internship – Closed July 7
*BAME candidates only* 6-month magazine journalism pitching and writing original articles for the print edition of the weekly magazine (Britain section).

PA Media Entertainment Data Apprenticeship – Closed July 12
Paid 12-18 month scheme, including a Level 3 Content Producer qualification.

PA Media Racing Data Apprenticeship – Closed July 12
Paid 12-18-month scheme, including a Level 3 Content Producer qualification.

PA Media Sports Data Apprenticeship – Closed July 12
Paid 18-month scheme, including a Level 3 Content Producer qualification.

PA TV Media Page-Ready Data Apprenticeship – Closed July 12
Paid 18-month scheme, including a Level 3 Content Producer qualification.

Hachette Fresh Chapters TraineeshipClosed July 14
12-month scheme for BAME candidates only – six months with an editorial department and six months within either a Marketing or Publicity department

Youth4Reigions, Aspiring Journalists Programme – Closed July 15
Accommodation, travel and training on journalism and EU policy, as well as mentorship.

August

International Media Trainee, TVF Media – Closed August 18
Join the UK’s leading provider of factual programming, and learn all the skills required in documentary making.

Digital Projects Intern, TVF Media – Closed August 18
Three-month internship at National Minimum Wage, with potential for a permanent position.

Instant Impact, Content & Design Executive (Graduate) – Closed August
Learning to look after all areas of visual design and photography online and in print.

Royal Society of Chemistry, Publishing Editors (Graduate) – Closed August
Working across the society’s journals, from initial commissions to publication.

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