Become an apprentice journalist in Sheffield with this exciting opportunity

Young writers in Sheffield are being given the chance to apply for an apprentice role at one of the city’s largest news outlets.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 3:07 pm

Fancy a job where you could interview the Prime Minister? Or tackle a professional footballer in a press conference? Would you be comfortable sharing a coffee with a top comedian?

Have you got a talent for taking pictures or shooting video? Do you want to dig out great stories - and see them published?

JPIMedia apprentices have done all of these things and more.

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The Star newsroom, Sheffield.
The Star newsroom, Sheffield.

And if you want your chance, we need to hear from you NOW.

We want three bright, enthusiastic, creative and hard-working young people aged between 18 and 24 to work alongside our team based at The Star in Sheffield

We are looking for apprentices who will gain a wide range of experiences covering community news, features, and breaking stories, as well as sport and photojournalism.

What’s in it for you?

A professional journalism qualification, the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism The opportunity to earn a wage while learning your trade All college fees paid by us Professional training plus on-going support A personal mentor to help you through the apprenticeship An 18-month contract starting this summer 26 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays Four days per week at work, and one day a week in college

Sheffield Star reporter Kian Rains, who started his career as a JPIMedia apprentice, said: “Becoming an apprentice with JPI was the best decision I’ve ever made. From day one, I was working in the newsroom, learning vital skills that would enable me to progress in the industry. Earning money while you learn is just an added bonus.

“Without the experience of working in a newsroom and high-quality training, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I started as an apprentice with a basic knowledge of journalism and how the industry operates, but throughout the process, I learnt how to write stories to a high standard, the importance of media law, how to interview a variety of different people and much more.

“I’m urging anyone out there who fancies a career in the media industry to get in touch; it’ll be the best decision you make.”

We are not looking for perfect qualifications, we need people with loads of enthusiasm and fresh ideas to help us tell stories in words, pictures, video and podcasts.

Send us your name, age, address and contact details, and tell us what you are doing now and why you would make a great apprentice, in no more than 300 words.

Email your details to [email protected] with the words APPRENTICE SHEFFIELD in the subject line by Friday, July 2.

JPIMedia is committed to being an equal opportunity employer with a diverse workforce, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds. We will consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.

We encourage and consider flexible working arrangements for all roles.

JPIMedia is one of the largest newspaper and digital publishing companies in the UK.

Millions of people come to our websites every day for their local and national news, sport and opinions.

We are also home to more than 100 local newspapers, including some of the country’s most prestigious and trusted daily brands such as The Yorkshire Post, The Scotsman, Belfast Newsletter, Sheffield Star and The News in Portsmouth.

We publish weekly newspapers from Brighton on the south coast of England to Aberdeenshire in the north of Scotland and are committed to having journalists based in the communities they serve.