NCTJ supports National Careers Week 2021

The NCTJ is proud to support National Careers Week 2021, taking place this week, by encouraging people from all backgrounds to consider a career in journalism.

The campaign, which is this year celebrating its tenth anniversary, aims to empower positive change through careers education.

Every day this week, the NCTJ will be sharing resources about journalism as a career, such as video masterclasses, quizzes, case studies and top tips from editors and journalists.

The NCTJ aims to provide an effective careers information service and, with so many training options available, it is also important that students make an informed choice when applying for courses.

Joanne Butcher, chief executive of the NCTJ, said: “National Careers Week is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of NCTJ accreditation as the hallmark of excellence in journalism training, providing a world-class industry qualification recognised and respected throughout the media.

“Students can trust that our accredited courses will give them the fundamental skills and knowledge, and the professional entry-level Diploma in Journalism, to help them kick-start their career in all sectors of the media.”

With the recent launch of the Journalism Skills Academy to scale up its training offer for in-work journalists, the charity also aims to encourage a renewed culture of skills development across the news media sector.

To read the NCTJ’s journalism careers guide, click here.