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Welcome to the ITV Academy News Traineeship for 2024

ITV News delivers high quality and trustworthy coverage attracting record audiences. We are offering you the opportunity to join our national and regional news teams as a trainee journalist.

You will be taught all the skills you’ll need to work in one of our multi-media news operations. We’re looking for people who can demonstrate a commitment to journalism, have great story ideas and are ambitious.

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Apply now to be part of a News Traineeship that gives you the chance to bring your original perspective and ideas to a commercial broadcaster that reaches millions of people, everyday. Our News Traineeship 2024-2025 is an incredible opportunity for anyone with a passion for journalism, looking to kickstart a career in news. On this 9 month programme, you’ll join our national and regional news teams as a trainee journalist, where you’ll pick up all the skills you need to work in one of our multi-media news operations. You’ll find some of the most talented people in the industry waiting to share their experience, and support your journey as a budding journalist. And though you’ll be joining a fast-paced and challenging environment,, we’ll offer all the support and guidance you need to navigate your journey here, including regular feedback to help you track your progress and constantly grow.

Starting on Monday 30th September 2024, you could be one of twelve talented journalists joining us across the country. You might find yourself in:

  • one of our regional newsrooms – ITV Anglia in Norwich, ITV Central in Birmingham, ITV Granada in Salford, ITV Meridian (Whiteley Nr Southampton); ITV Tyne Tees & Border (Gateshead, nr Newcastle), ITV West Country in Bristol, or ITV Yorkshire in Leeds. Two trainees will join us in our national newsrooms, ITV Cymru Wales in Cardiff and UTV in Belfast.
  • our Network newsroom in London.
  • our Jersey office for ITV Channel (St Helier).

During the scheme, your salary will be between £27 - £29k per year, and you’ll have 5 weeks paid annual leave pro-rata, plus public holidays. And although there’s no guarantees of continued employment once the 9 months are over, many of our trainees graduating from the programme have secured permanent roles across our regional, national and international news teams, both in front and behind the camera and ITV more widely. So with an original perspective, big ideas for fresh stories, and an even bigger ambition to build your skills in a workplace that’s set to both challenge and support you, this traineeship could be the start of a long and incredible news career – where that unique perspective will help you share fresh and diverse stories with the world.

The ITV News Traineeship is an opportunity for anyone looking to start their career in news who will be over the age of 18 by 30th September 2024. We’re looking for talented and enthusiastic people committed to a career in journalism, either through their writing, work experience, academic choices or their career so far. And we’re particularly keen to hear from those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people, and those from lower socio economic groups – as we recognise that individuals from these groups are currently underrepresented in our industry.

We’re also open to hear from those looking to change your career. You’ll need to provide evidence of having a GCSE in English Language or equivalent (Level 4 or equivalent), as well as being able to show your passion for journalism and news output.

You can only apply for this scheme online. However, we’re committed to being an inclusive employer, and supporting your individual needs in the application process. So if you need any of this information in a different format, or need any other additional support or reasonable adjustments throughout the process, please get in touch at

Applications for our 2024 scheme are now closed.

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