Journalism apprentices begin training at Lambeth College

A new training scheme has begun at Lambeth College this week which sees eleven trainee journalists from Kent Messenger Group, the London Evening Standard and Archant London, work towards the National Council for the Training of Journalists diploma and the apprenticeship certificate.

The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Journalism has been developed by the NCTJ and will take two years to complete.

Roz McKenzie, course leader for the programme at Lambeth College, said: “The journalism department at Lambeth College is delighted to be involved in piloting this exciting new apprenticeship scheme. We are hoping more employers will follow the lead and begin to recruit apprentices. Providing an alternative route into journalism should help bring media organisations closer to their readers and listeners through increased representation in the newsroom.”