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Cash help for trainees

Student journalists are being invited to apply for two bursaries to help with their training. The John Buchanan Bursary offers a single grant of £100 towards NCTJ training expenses. It is available to students currently on an NCTJ course at

NCTJ student wins bursary award

A bursary to help students embarking on a career in journalism has been awarded for the second time. The £500 grant is made in memory of former Royston Crow editor Fred Sillence, who died in August 1999. The award has

Persistence pays off

A spell of work experience is a tried-and-tested route into the profession – usually a week here or a month there. But Pete Walsh has clocked up an amazing six years at the Evening News, Norwich. And now his persistence

Dual-purpose course launched

A Midlands-based news training centre has launched a course that can equip journalists for either newspaper or magazine work. The Media Training Centre believes it is probably the only one in the country offering a course which can lead to

Anniversary marked in style

The 50th anniversary of the National Council for the Training of Journalists has been marked with a celebration lunch, attended by past chairmen, board members and staff. The organisation was set up as the National Advisory Council on the Training

NCE candidates face changes

Changes are to be made to the National Certificate Examination in journalism for the next exam, which will be taken on April 12. The National Council for the Training of journalists has announced the move. It will mean more emphasis

New journalism centre launches fact-filled website

A new journalism centre has launched an ambitious website full of information about the course, the college – and the wide world of the media. Trinity and All Saints, part of the University of Leeds, is known for its range

Deadline looms for college newspaper

Wannabe journalists at Coombeshead College in Newton Abbot are nearing the deadline of a new newspaper. Students taking part in a newly launched after-school newspaper club will be producing the new publication later this term, and 5,000 free copies will

New recruits join press scholar scheme

Two new wannabe reporters have joined the Hull Daily Mail’s successful journalism scholar scheme. David Paine, (32), and Matthew Stamper, (18), are the latest recruits to the scheme which gives people who have lived in the Mail’s circulation area for

NCE photography success

Fourteen press photographers have passed their National Certificate Examinations. The latest candidates sat the exam on November 7, when there were 17 entrants. Two distinctions were awarded to Ben Birchall, of the Lincolnshire Echo, and Skye Brackpool, of the Evening

Scots handbook a step nearer

Progress on a careers booklet for would-be journalists in Scotland will be revealed at a meeting of the Scottish Journalism Training Forum next month. The meeting will be at Craighouse Campus of Napier University in Edinburgh on Thursday December 13.

Trainee of the year announced

An Oxford Mail reporter has been named Trainee Journalist of the Year by Darlington College of Technology. Alison Bartlett, (23), scored top marks in all four exams for her National Council for the Training of Journalists National certificate Examination. Alison

Editorial trainer steps down

A former editor who joined the main board of directors of the National Council for the Training of Journalists has resigned his post due to ill health. Brian Mason was also vice chairman of the Newspaper Journalism Board , a

NCTJ record breaker at 17

A sixth-former at Coombeshead College in Newton Abbot has become the youngest person to pass a National Council for the Training of Journalists exam. Seventeen-year-old Christine Fullam, who works eight hours a week at the Torquay Herald Express, has passed

Job success through Holdthefrontpage.co.uk

A £10 advert on Holdthefrontpage helped secure Carol Webb her first job in the regional press. Her CV was spotted by managers at the Lincolnshire Echo, who invited her along for an interview – and took her on. Carol, a