Do you want to be a journalist? Here's how to apply to become an apprentice

An exciting opportunity to work in a fast paced environment and learn all the skills required to become a journalist.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 11:22 am

Fancy a job where you could interview the Prime Minister?

Or tackle a professional footballer in a press conference?

Would you be comfortable sharing a coffee with a top comedian?

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Do you want to dig out great stories - and see them published?

Our apprentices have done all of these things and more.

And if you want your chance, we need to hear from you NOW.

We want three bright, enthusiastic, creative and hard-working young people aged between 18 and 24 to work alongside our team based at The Star in Sheffield.

We are looking for apprentices who will gain a wide range of experiences covering community news, features and breaking stories as well as sport and photo journalism.

What’s in it for you?

A professional journalism qualification, the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.

The opportunity to earn a wage while learning your trade.

All college fees paid by us.

Professional training plus on-going support.

A personal mentor to help you through the apprenticeship.

An 18-month contract starting this summer.

26 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays.

Four days per week at work, and one day a week in college.

We are not looking for perfect qualifications, we need people with loads of enthusiasm and fresh ideas to help us tell stories in words, pictures, video and podcasts.

Send us your name, age, address and contact details.

And tell us what you are doing now and why you would make a great apprentice, in no more than 300 words.

Email your details to [email protected] with the words APPRENTICE SHEFFIELD in the subject line by Friday, July 2.

In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thanks to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by taking out a subscription or buying a paper. We stand together. Liam Hoden, editor.