News Associates grads land first jobs

Our March 2013 courses in London and Manchester completed their studies at the end of July and already many have claimed that all-important first job.

People say the hardest job to get is your first job so we are always over the moon when recent trainees achieve this goal.

This is even more impressive when jobs are lined up before the culmination of an NCTJ course.

An amazing 18% of our March 2013 trainees had accepted jobs before their course had finished – proof that we prepare people to step into the newsroom as soon as their course ends.

With a further 35% of the intakes accepting roles across the industry, more than half are in full-time journalism employment within three weeks of the course finishing.

Job destinations range from national newspapers including The Sun, Daily Express and Daily Mirror to regional papers across the country as well as magazines and agencies such as Caters and Cavendish.

Managing editor James Toney said: “The whole aim of our journalism training is to provide people with the skills required to get the job they want.

“There is a major focus on the practical side of the job on the course and editors know this.

“We are extremely proud of our alumni and what they have achieved and we expect the next intake to follow in their illustrious footsteps.”