About the programme

Join the Sky News national team reporting from around the UK. Research and deliver stories on all sorts of topics, including health, education, crime, social affairs, technology and economics. Based at our Osterley HQ, you’ll quickly make great contacts. Learn how a story starts and progresses. Understand how we gather and distribute news to all our platforms – TV, mobile, online, social and radio. And hit the road with our field producers and correspondents.

You will

  • Spend your first three months at college working towards your Journalism Diploma, covering: writing skills, media law, ethics, as well as how to structure and develop a story
  • Learn how we compile news – from planning, production and editing to the finished report
  • Shadow some of the best reporters and camera crews in the country
  • Eventually find, research and make your own content for Sky News platforms, drawing on your first-year learnings with us

Just so you know: you’ll work with a broad range of Sky content, some of which isn’t suitable for under-18s. So we won’t be able to accept applications from people younger than 18 years old for the start date of 9th September 2019.

You’ll be

  • Dedicated to finding and sharing the top news stories
  • Passionate about current affairs
  • Comfortable sharing your opinions on key topics in an articulate way
  • Accomplished on social media, using it to find, develop and deliver stories across different platforms
  • Upbeat and great with people
  • Willing to travel around the UK

You’ll get

Sky Q, a generous pension and private health care. Access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that’s not enough, our award-winning Osterley campus boasts six subsidised restaurants, a cinema, gym, and much more.

When to apply

The current closing date for applications is 15th February 2019. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

Training Period: Two years

Requirements: at least five GCSEs A* – C including a minimum B in English Language (or equivalent 9-4), plus a minimum of two A-level grades from A* – D, or a BTEC Diploma (Merit or Distinction) in a relevant subject

Qualification achieved: Diploma in Journalism, Level 3 (accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists)

Start date: 9th September 2019


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