A broadcast journalism apprenticeship scheme has been launched by Global.
The scheme will offer applicants career opportunities and two apprenticeship roles in Global’s newsrooms in Manchester and Birmingham.
Successful applicants will study with PA Training to gain a NCTJ Diploma in journalism.
The scheme will give applicants 24-month placements so they can have first-hand experience of producing world class news broadcasts, plus a qualification equivalent to a university degree.
Global is a leading media and entertainment group and its newsrooms produce local and national news bulletins on all Global radio stations, including Heart, Capital and Smooth. These leading radio brands reach 25.8 million listeners every week.
Global's journalists also provide news to LBC, the UK’s number one commercial talk brand.
The chosen applicants will work alongside Global’s news editors, broadcast journalists, social media teams and LBC producers.
They will research and look for audio and video interviews for local and national services, produce content for LBC and LBC News and offer support in breaking news.
For 18 months, applicants will study one day a week for an NCTJ Diploma in journalism, focusing on modules such as media law, ethics and broadcast journalism.
Global’s Managing Editor for LBC News and Global’s Newsroom, Tim John commented: “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.”