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Trainee duo make island switch in publisher’s pioneering scheme

Two trainee journalists have moved to Jersey together as part of a two-year scheme by the publisher they work for.

Amelia Averis and Lily Buckley have begun working for Jersey radio station Channel 103 in a fresh stage of a pioneering scheme by Tindle Newspapers.

The pair were recruited in the autumn for the scheme, which will see them divide their time into three months each with a newspaper team, Tindle’s digital team, its Irish radio station Midlands 103, and Jersey station Channel 103.

They will then spend the second year of the programme specialising at one centre.

Lily Buckley, left, and Amelia Averis

Lily Buckley, left, and Amelia Averis

Amelia and Lily will also work towards the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ Diploma in Journalism.

Group editorial director Emily Woolfe said: “We have been delighted to see the progress being made by Amelia and Lily as the first learners to take up our vocational training programme, offering them a fantastic and alternative route into 21st-century journalism.

“Their enthusiasm and passion for journalism is the perfect grounding for their future careers, and we are excited to see how the remainder of their training goes.”