Journalism Mentoring Schemes – The Complete List

Making your way in the journalism industry can be tricky, and it’s always good to have a helping hand.

We’ve put together a list of all of the free mentoring schemes on offer for young and emerging journalists in the UK.

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Digital Women Leaders – Always Open
Bookable one on one sessions with leading women for women working in digital journalism.

The Refugee Journalism Project(Rolling Deadline, Apply ASAP)
An initiative to help refugees rebuild their professional journalistic careers in the UK.

John Schofield Trust Mentoring Scheme – Closes March 31
For those looking to get into broadcast or online video. 12-month scheme.


Women in Journalism Mentoring Scheme – Closed December 1
For women trying to break into journalism. 12-month scheme.

The Student Publication Association Mentoring SchemeClosed October 10
For student journalists and recent graduations looking to break into the industry.

WFTV Mentoring SchemeClosed October 12
For women in creative, craft, business or technical roles with seven years of experience. Get intensive mentoring, seminars and training.

The Press Pad Mentoring Scheme – Closed April 30
To enable aspiring journalists over 18 from outside of London, afford to accept an internship in the capital. 

The Second Source Mentoring Scheme – Closed May 1
For women in the first five years of their career, especially from minority backgrounds.