Global launches broadcast journalism apprenticeship scheme

Global has launched two brand-new broadcast journalism apprenticeship roles in its newsrooms in Manchester and Birmingham.

The scheme will offer 24-month placements which will provide first-hand experience producing news broadcasts as well as a qualification that’s equivalent to a university degree.

Successful applicants will work with Global’s news editors, senior broadcast journalists, social media teams, and LBC producers. Day-to-day responsibilities include sourcing audio and video interviews for local and national services, producing content for LBC and LBC News, and supporting with breaking news.

For one day a week, for 18-months, they’ll also study towards a NCTJ Diploma in Journalism by completing modules including media law, ethics and broadcast regulation. The course will be provided by PA Training, a provider of journalism, PR and communications courses as well as the sister company to PA Media, the UK and Ireland’s national news agency.

Global’s Managing Editor for LBC News and Global’s Newsroom Tim John told RadioToday: “This is a great opportunity for anyone with a passion for news and news production, a love of social media and an eye for unique content that will resonate with Global’s broad audiences.

“No prior experience is necessary as we want the opportunities to be open to everyone and remove any barriers into the industry. PA Training is an award-winning apprenticeship provider so I’m thrilled that our new recruits will also have access to their support and expertise.”

Global recently announced D’angelo Briscoe (aka Dynamic), as the new host of Capital XTRA’s Monday to Friday show between 1am-4am. Dynamic began his career as a programming apprentice with Capital in 2018 after graduating from Global Academy school.