Journalism Resources

We get asked a lot at News Associates about when the journalism graduate and trainee schemes open, and we wanted to share with you some other resources when looking for jobs.

If you’re an alumni, please make sure you join our jobs group on Facebook, where we post any jobs we’re sent.

And everyone should watch this video of notable journalists including Sky News senior correspondent Ian Woods, Financial Times undercover reporter Madison Marriage, BBC News Intake senior broadcast journalist Narinder Kalsi and Guardian Brexit correspondent Lisa O’Carroll sharing their top tips for getting into journalism. 

(PS There’s another top tips video at the bottom of the page!)

We’ll try to update this list as often as we can, so keep checking back – and if you’re a News Associates trainee/alumni then ask us for help when applying.


The Times Graduate Trainee News Reporter – Closes: December 2, 2018
Two-year scheme including a six-month regional placement.
Successful applicants will receive formal journalism training with News Associates. Learn more.

The Times Graduate Trainee Picture Researcher – Closes: December 2, 2018
Twelve-month scheme across news, sport and features.
Successful applicants will receive formal journalism training with News Associates. Learn more.

The Telegraph Editorial Training Scheme – Closed.
A two-year programme, tailored to your strengths, across both journalism and leadership.

The Financial Times Paul Mclean Graduate Scheme – Closed.
An entry-level contract, with six weeks initial training at the Financial Times.

London Sport Graduate Placements – Closed.
Five 12-month placements across insight, support and marketing.

The Independent and Evening Standard Apprenticeship – Closed.
A two-year fast-track programme, including an NCTJ.

Daily Mail Reporting and Sub-Editing Graduate Schemes – Closed.
These are both year-long scheme, giving graduates in-house training and five months external placement.

The Sun Sports Journalism Apprenticeship and News Journalism Apprenticeship – Closed.
Open to both graduates and school leavers.

The Wall Street Journal, Europe Reporting Internship – Summer 2019 (London/European Bureaus) – Closes: December 1, 2018
This is a paid summer internship that lasts for 10 weeks. 

Global Data Journalism Graduate Programme – Closed.
Offers a 12-month training scheme across all areas of the business, including the New Statesman

MailOnline Graduate Scheme – Closed.
The year-long scheme, gives graduates in-house training and five-month external placement.

Read about how News Associates and the Daily Mail are working together to train young journalists at both apprenticeship and graduate level.

journalism apprenticeships


CNN has loads of news and digital internships

Annual dates for their internships:
1st January – 30th April (applications must be received by 1st November)
1st May – 31st August (applications must be received by 1st March)
1st September – 31st December (applications must be received by 1st July)

Sky Sports Graduate Scheme – Closed.
An eleven-month scheme for those in their final year of undergraduate/postgraduate journalism studies.

Channel 4 Apprenticeship Schemes – Closed. 
A 12-month scheme while earning a level three or four qualification.

BBC World Service Languages Future Voices Scheme – Closed.
A six-week paid scheme for bilingual students or graduates with an interest in journalism.

Sky Sports News Apprenticeship and  Sky News Journalism Apprenticeship – Closed. 
Both offer a two-year training programme for school leavers, not graduates.

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

Channel 4 Apprenticeship Programme – Closed.
Twelve-month paid scheme in various areas across Channel 4 from media and creative to finance.

ITV News Traineeship – Closed.
A nine-month contract at a local ITV region offering on-the-job training.

Online, digital, video and agencies

Google News Labs Fellowship – Closed.
An eight-week summer programme in conjunction with the FT, BBC, Guardian and others..

The Economist, Social Media Fellowship – Closed.
A 12-month contract working across social media.

Business Insider, Social Media Fellowship (Video) – Closed.
A six-month paid scheme across social platforms, specialising in video.

CNN London, Digital and Video Internships – Closed.
A four-month paid scheme across either digital or news.

The Reuters Journalism Training Programme – Closes: November 30, 2018
Nine months of formal and on-the-job journalism training, initially for one month in London, followed by one of our other main reporting newsrooms or bureaus across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. 

Offering a  year-long scheme as a digital editor across ESPN’s sport websites, the

ESPN Editorial Training Internship – Closes: November 30, 2018
Twelve-month placement from summer 2019 to summer 2020.

News Associates runs a two-week journalism taster summer school. The intensive course covers the basics of news and feature writing, media law, mobile video and shorthand. It’s designed for those looking to dip their toe in the water before committing to a journalism course or career. Applications are now open for August 12-23, 2019.

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.

Lots of our News Associates journalism trainees have gone on to land places on these prestigious graduate schemes.

Follow in their footsteps and apply to study on our full-time, part-time or sports journalism courses in London and Manchester now.