News Traineeship

ITV News is offering you the opportunity to join our News teams on our nine month programme. More details here

Welcome to the ITV News Traineeship recruitment for 2018-19

If you’re looking for an opportunity to join a regional or even a national news team, why not aim as high as you can and join the most commercially successful news operation in the UK?

Here at itv, we’re offering you the chance to train as a journalist and learning all the skills you need to work in one of our multi-media newsrooms. The challenge is big and will demand the very best of you – and you’ll need to demonstrate a commitment to journalism, have tons of story ideas, and be ambitious.

The rewards are pretty good, too. Our trainees go on to secure roles covering national, international and regional news – and the majority stay with us and forge a successful career right here in our business.

It’s a nine-month programme that begins in October and we’re looking for 12 talented recruits, seven of whom will work in one of our English Regional newsrooms in itv Anglia (Norwich); itv Central (Birmingham); itv Granada (Media City, Salford); itv Meridian (Whiteley, near Southampton); itv Tyne Tees & Border (Gateshead); itv West Country (Bristol); or itv Yorkshire (Leeds). Two more trainees will be based in our national newsrooms one for itv Cymru Wales in Cardiff and the other for UTV in Belfast, and two further trainees will be working in our Network newsroom based in London. Finally, there’s an opportunity for one trainee at itv Channel (St Helier).

You’ll be based in the heart of our newsrooms learning from talented people who want to share their skills and experience with you. It’s a busy and demanding environment so you should be ready to work hard during a challenging scheme with high standards. But you’ll be well supported throughout with regular feedback and guidance.

In return, you’ll receive a salary of £22,394 for all roles outside of London (£24,000 in London) and five weeks annual leave pro-rated during the scheme. And as we mentioned, a very high percentage of those who graduate from our programme have gone on to secure permanent jobs with both itv News and across our business, although there are no guarantees of continued employment beyond the 9 months.

Am I eligible to apply?

We’re particularly interested in talented and enthusiastic people who are committed to a career in journalism, either through their writing, work experience, academic choices or their career so far. If you’re looking to change your career and you’ve had an interest in Journalism in the past, we’ll welcome your application too. You will need to be over the age of 18 by October 2018.

What's next?

The scheme is now closed for this year, but look back for more updates.