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ITV News Traineeship: Applications open for the 2020 traineeship

The applications are now open for the 2020-2021 ITV News Traineeship. Credit: ITV

The applications are now open for the 2020-2021 ITV News Traineeship.

The trainee scheme offers the opportunity to join the ITV national and regional news teams as a trainee journalist learning all the skills you need to work on our multi-media news operations.

We’re looking for people who can demonstrate a commitment to journalism, have great story ideas and are ambitious.

Aspiring journalists have the chance to apply for a position within 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)

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The majority of ITV News trainees go on to secure roles across regional, national and international news teams, both in front and behind the camera.

This is a great opportunity to begin your career with ITV, Britain's most popular commercial broadcaster.

Successful applicants will learn from talented people who want to share their skills and experience.

It’s a fast-paced and challenging environment so applicants should be ready to work hard and to high standards. You will be well supported with regular feedback and guidance.

Successful applicants will learn from talented people who want to share their skills and experience. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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Applicants should be over the age of 18 by 28 September 2020 and have the commitment and enthusiasm to work for ITV News.

We are particularly interested in people who have committed themselves to a career in journalism, either through their writing, their work experience or their career to date, as well as those people with an interest in journalism who are looking for a career change.

If shortlisted, you will be invited to a one-day assessment centre at ITV’s London office on either Tuesday 31st March or Wednesday 1st April 2020. Please note that ITV News is not able to accommodate additional interview and assessment dates.

  • Closing date for applications: Sunday 23 February 2020 (23:59).