Employers who decide to recruit an apprentice will advertise on their website or through their publications. They may also advertise on the GOV.UK website at:
Doug Wills, managing editor of the London Evening Standard:
“The Evening Standard has for many years taken young journalists and graduates who have gone on to be top journalists in the profession. Recently we have found that the competition to enter journalism is greater than ever. At the same time it is even more difficult for young people to get employment with all companies facing tough economic times. We believe that these journalistic apprenticeships will help to meet the challenge of giving keen and talented youngsters from a wide social spectrum an opportunity to break into the media.”
Ruth Gardiner, acting controller BBC Radio Production:
“BBC Radio Production recognises the value of the Advanced Level Apprenticeships in Journalism. It will help Radio Production build a more diverse workforce and better reflect the communities we serve by offering a route into radio production for non-graduates. It will enable us to grow a suitably skilled and flexible workforce by delivering junior radio producers with strong journalism skills.
“In an industry where advances in technology are constantly changing how we make and receive radio programmes, this apprenticeship will offer classroom and on-the-job training with an emphasis on the multi-platform skills required of programme makers today.”