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.
On this scheme you will be based in one of our newsrooms and will benefit from working alongside experienced and talented multi-platform journalists who will teach you the basics of TV and online journalism. This will be combined with classroom based learning to ensure that we equip you with the core skills to build a career in broadcast news. The traineeship will be hard work and you’ll need real dedication and stamina to be successful. You will be supported by some of the best in the industry who will challenge you and push you to deliver to the highest standards.This is a nine-month programme starting on Monday 5th October 2015 and we are looking for 11 talented recruits, seven of whom will work in one of our English Regional newsrooms in 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); or ITV Yorkshire (Leeds). One trainee will be based in Cardiff providing national news for Wales at ITV Cymru Wales. Two trainees will be working in our Network newsroom based in London, and in addition, we have an opportunity for one trainee at ITV Channel (St Helier).You’ll receive a salary and five weeks annual leave pro-rata’d during the scheme. A very high percentage of those who graduate from the programme have gone on to secure permanent jobs with both ITV News and ITV more widely, although there are no guarantees of continued employment beyond the 9 months.