Want to be a journalist? Applications are open for the ITV News Traineeship

  • Anglia trainees past and present speak about the traineeship. Hear Sophie, Siri and Rav here.


Applications are open for the ITV News Traineeship 2022, they will close on Sunday 20 June.

If successful, you would be one of 12 trainees based at a regional or national newsroom. 

From London and Cardiff, to Jersey and in Norwich with ITV Anglia. Over nine months, you will get the chance to learn from correspondents on the road, top producers in the office and some of the best journalists across the country.

It really is a fantastic opportunity. 



Charanpreet started her journalism career with the traineeship in 2018.

Here at ITV Anglia we are joining forces with ITV Wales and UTV to hire candidates with a disability. It is part of a company-wide drive to boost representation.

If you are not disabled and therefore not eligible to apply for the position at ITV Anglia, there are other trainee positions available in different regions.


You could be based in one of the following newsrooms:

  • 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)

  • ITV Yorkshire (Leeds)

  • ITN (London)

  • ITV London

  • UTV (Belfast)

  • ITV Wales (Cardiff)

  • ITV Channel (St Helier)

There are 12 spaces the nine-month training programme, which will start on Monday 10th January 2022.


If it sounds exciting, this might just be the job for you. 

You are not expected to walk in knowing everything, but you are expected to be passionate about the news, creative, full of ideas and ready to throw yourself in. 

You must be able to show some commitment towards a career in journalism, either through writing, work experience, academic choices or current career. We also welcome applications from those switching from a different career, so long as you can prove a genuine interest in news.

All applicants should be over the age of 18 by 1st January 2022.


How to apply:

  • As part of the application process we are asking you to record two short 60 second clips to be sent as a link and uploaded.

  • Your application will be assessed in two stages which are clearly outlined on the application form. If you don’t get through the first stage, your second stage answers which are mainly scenario and writing based tests will not be considered. 

  • If shortlisted, you will be invited to an online assessment day on either Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th or Thursday 7th October 2021. Please note that ITV News is not able to accommodate additional interview and assessment dates.  

Closing date for applications:  Sunday 20th June 2021 (23:59)