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 May 6

May

Business Insider Fellow, Finance Open now
Six month fellowship reporting on banking culture, global trade and stock markets

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

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

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.

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.

Press Association Editorial Trainee Programme – Closed May 18 201
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.

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.

June

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

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

Endemol Shine Brightbulb InternshipCloses 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

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

July

Youth4Reigions, Aspiring Journalists ProgrammeCloses July 15
Accomodation, travel and training on journalism and EU policy, as well as mentorship.

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.

September

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

Global Data Journalism Graduate Programme – Closed September 21
12 month training scheme across all areas of the business, including the New Statesman

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

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 Scheme – Closes September 30
Spend 12 months learning the skills of sub-editing across print and digital platforms.

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

October

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

Lime Pictures Publicity & Digital Internship – Closed October 12
A nine month scheme across both video and written word.

MailOnline Graduate Scheme – Closed October 26
Year long scheme, giving graduates in-house training and five-month external placement.

Sky Marketing Graduate Scheme –  Closed October 28
A permanent scheme in Sky’s marketing department

Wall Street Journal Video Internship Scheme – Expected to Re-Open in October
Ten week paid internship in New York focusing on video journalism.

Wall Street Journalism Health and Science Internship Scheme – Expected to Re-Open in October
Ten week paid internship in New York focusing on health and science journalism

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

November

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

Apple Marketing Communications Industrial PlacementClosed November 11
For BAME candidates in their final year of study. London Living Wage.

Channel 4 Social Media Apprenticeship – Closed November 16
Learn the how to engage and drive audiences to Channel 4 and E4

Channel 4 Production Runner Apprenticeship – Closed November 16
Work with the 4 Creative team to create engaging adverts for Channel 4 programmes

Channel 4 Picture Editor Apprenticeship – Closed November 16
Work with the All4 team on selected and editing eye-grabbing imagery.

Business Insider Royal Fellows – Closed November
Six-month contract reporting on the royal family, with training

Wall Street Journalism, Europe Reporting Internship – Closed November 26
A ten-week internship in London, Paris, Brussels or Rome in Summer 2019.

Financial News Internship Scheme – Closed November 26
A ten-week internship in London, focusing on financial reporting.

Reuters Journalism Training Programme – Closed November 30
A nine month scheme with one-month training in London before another placement

European Parliament Journalism Internship – Closed November 30
Five months paid traineeship at the European Parliament in Brussels. You must be part of a country in the EU to apply

ESPN Editorial Training InternshipClosed November 30
A year-long scheme as a digital editor across ESPN’s sport websites

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.

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