News Associates to work with News UK on The Sun apprenticeship scheme
If you are a keen school leaver or graduate with at least five good GCSEs, including English, an enthusiasm to learn and a passion for news or sport, apply now.
“We are delighted to be working with News UK and The Sun on this exciting new apprenticeship scheme,” said News Associates managing editor James Toney.
“We’re committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in journalism and this scheme underlines that.”
Lee Astley, who works on The Sun sports desk, graduated from The Sun/News Associates Diversity in Journalists scheme with his NCTJ Diploma in summer 2014
We are searching for two sports and one news journalist to start their training on our fast-track course, based in London, next February.
After a two-week intensive induction course, you will join us for 22-weeks training Monday to Thursday at our offices in Wimbledon, with one day a week on placement. At the conclusion of the course, you will join the newsroom at The Sun full-time.
This is not an internship – you will be PAID throughout the year as an apprentice.
Here’s what we are looking for in our Sun apprentices:
- Passion for news or sport
- Knowledge of new media – including social media and apps
- At least five GCSEs or equivalent, grade C or above, including English
- Good command of the English language
- Confidence in your writing
- Willingness to listen and learn
- A great work ethic and be self-motivated
- Willingness to study and work simultaneously
- Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
- Be presentable
- Be able to live within commuting distance of south and central London during the apprenticeship
- Be willing to travel without notice. A full driving licence is desirable but not essential.
Entries to become one of our three Sun Apprentices close on Monday, December 5, 2016
Don’t forget to demonstrate your passion for news or sport and show us why we should hire you.