Applications open for ITV News Calendar's Traineeship 2023

The trainee scheme is open. Credit: ITV News

The application process for the 2023 ITV Academy News Traineeship scheme has opened – and ITV News Calendar is among 12 regional programmes across the country looking for driven and dynamic people to join the team.

The successful applicant will start in October on a nine-month contract and receive training from our talented people across ITV News.

It is a nine-month programme, with trainees learning from some of the most highly regarded people in the industry.

They will receive all the support and guidance they could need, including regular feedback, so that they gain all the skills needed to work in one of our multimedia news operations.

  • Hear from some former ITV News trainees about the benefits of the scheme

It is a fast-paced and challenging environment. Applicants should be ready to work hard and to high standards.

A very high percentage of those who graduate from the programme have gone on to secure permanent roles across our regional, national and international news teams, both in front and behind the camera – and in ITV more widely – although there are no guarantees of continued employment beyond the nine months.

What do previous Calendar trainees say?

Amelia Beckett went on to become an on-screen journalist. Credit: ITV News

Amelia Beckett, who joined Calendar as a trainee in 2021, went on to become an on-screen journalist. She said: "The traineeship offered me the chance to learn everything you need to know to excel at ITV News from the best in the business, while having the support of eleven other trainees going through the same experience.

"Despite starting in the height of lockdown in January 2021, I had the opportunity to shadow reporters, work on an original investigation and report live just five months after starting. It gave me a brilliant grounding at ITV Calendar, as well as colleagues and friends across the regions."

Peter Hampshire and his fellow trainees. Credit: ITV News

Peter Hampshire, who joined the traineeship in 2022, said: "I arrived at Calendar with less journalism experience than others on the traineeship, but everyone I met within ITV News quickly helped me to settle into the varied roles of a production journalist.

"In my first year I've been given incredible opportunities, from producing digital content on the Queen's death on the national website to airing my first package on an issue important to me in my hometown. The support I've received to settle into a newsroom in a region with such a diverse range of stories to tell has gone above and beyond."

You can apply for the scheme here.