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ITV News has been providing award-winning news coverage for more than 50 years. And we’re very proud of it. Every day, millions of viewers watch our programmes on-air and connect with us online to get the latest, breaking news from Britain’s most popular commercial broadcaster.
In Birmingham, our news team produce regional television and online news coverage for the ITV Central region. We also have a Graphics Hub based in Central which provides graphics for all the ITV News regions.
We have three apprentice opportunities to join this busy but friendly team. All the roles are full time working Monday to Friday, with some early, late and weekend shifts for the junior journalist. You'll be working alongside industry professionals who will provide day-to-day support to help you progress your career.
You can choose from:
ITV News Central - Junior Journalist Apprentice
Working with our talented team of journalists you’ll learn how to generate and produce news stories for ITV Central and our digital platforms. By the end of the apprenticeship you’ll know how to identify a story, carry out the necessary research and interviews, appreciate more about how to write a story for social media and start to understand the ethics and law in relation to News.
Qualification: Junior Journalist - Level 3
ITV News Central - Team Assistant
As the team assistant you will support our Production Coordinator with a wide variety of admin tasks such as booking travel and accommodation for the news team and dealing with post and purchase orders. You’ll help set up meetings and events, and liaise with suppliers. Previous apprentices in this role have progressed into production areas.
Qualification: Business Administration - Level 3
ITV News Central - Graphic Design
This role will work as part of a small design team who produce motion graphics for our daily ITV regional news programmes across the UK. You’ll learn to use adobe post production software and C4D 3D software, as well as learning how to develop ideas and your design skills.
Qualification: Broadcast Production - Level 3
For more detail on all the above check the ITV Careers Facebook page to help you choose which role is right for you. You may also follow us @ITVCareers Twitter and @ITVentrycareers on Instagram for more Apprentice tasters and useful info.
What we’re looking for
Talent is important to us. We're looking for people with creativity, resourcefulness and initiative. You’ll be a team player, who can learn quickly and can prioritise your workload. We want you to support your team so we are looking for someone who can talk to people at all levels and can pay attention to detail. You’ll learn valuable skills that will really help you in your future career. You’ll love ITV and want to grab all the opportunities we will put in front of you. And there will be many!
Due to the nature of this apprenticeship, it would suit school/college leavers from 16 years of age; you are only eligible to apply if:
- You have lived within the UK/EEA for a minimum of 3 years consecutively
- You have at least a Level 1 qualification in Maths and English (GCSE or equivalent, grade D or above)
- You have not completed, or part completed, a degree or other Level 4 qualification
- You do not already hold a Level 3 qualification in the same subject
- You have not already completed an Apprenticeship
What you’ll get
You’ll receive a salary of £12,000 and a year of valuable training in the workplace. Your commitment to learning will be recognised; ITV Apprentices work towards a nationally recognised qualification in Broadcast Production, Business Administration or Junior Journalism so this opportunity is specifically for people just starting out (we accept applications from aged 16), without a degree or Level 4 qualification. We offer apprentices a personal development programme and additional support, so this is more than just a job.
If you are shortlisted to the second stage of the recruitment, you will be invited to attend an assessment workshop in July. Interviews will be arranged following on from this.
The programme will start on the 11th September 2017.
Applications close on Sunday 25th June.