Trainee journalists from several regional newspapers have started a new training scheme at Lambeth College this week.
Eleven apprentices from Kent Messenger Group, the London Evening Standard and Archant London, will work together once a week over a two-year period to gain the National Council for the Training of Journalists diploma and the apprenticeship certificate.
The rest of their time will be spent learning their skills on-the-job with their respective employers.
“The journalism department at Lambeth College is delighted to be involved in piloting this exciting new apprenticeship scheme,” said Roz McKenzie, course leader for the programme at Lambeth College.
“We are hoping more employers will follow the lead and begin to recruit apprentices.
“Providing an alternative route into journalism should help bring media organisations closer to their readers and listeners through increased representation in the newsroom.”
The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Journalism has been developed by the NCTJ and gives employers the opportunity to recruit new talent and develop their journalism skills in-line with the requirements of their newsroom.
For further information on the scheme contact Lyn Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org