ITV Regional News Trainee Scheme open for applications

in 2011. This scheme provides the opportunity for eight talented and hard working people to develop their broadcast journalism within ITV, with a mix of formal courses and ‘on the job’ training. 

Catherine Houlihan, head of news at ITV Anglia commented: “The award-winning ITV News Group Journalism Traineeship has been highly successful in recent years in providing a unique entry to the industry for the country’s most promising talent.

“Most trainees secure permanent employment with ITV News at the end of the scheme and many from recent years have now gone on to forge successful careers in regional and network broadcasting.

“One of the most appealing aspects of the traineeship is the wide range of candidates it attracts - we only stipulate that you have to be over the age of 18 and are able to demonstrate a passion and commitment to journalism.

“Whether you’re studying, working in the industry or simply have a demonstrable passion for journalism, you can apply for the traineeship and be assessed on a level playing field alongside those with different experiences to date.”

The ITV regions included in the scheme are:

ITV Anglia (main base Norwich)

ITV Central (main base Birmingham)

ITV Granada (main base Manchester)

ITV Meridian (main base Whiteley, near Southampton)

ITV Tyne Tees & Border (main base Gateshead)

ITV Wales (main base Cardiff)

ITV West & Westcountry (main base Bristol)

ITV Yorkshire (main base Leeds)

Each successful trainee will be based in one of ITV’s regional newsrooms, but will be required to visit other regional offices.

The 2011 scheme lasts 12 months and begins on Wednesday 2 March. More information can be found on the ITV website here.

NCTJ students wishing to apply for the scheme should do so online. Click here to access the online application form.

The closing date for applications is Friday 19 November 2010.