ITV News Traineeship (2023)

  • Level 2
  • UK


ITV News delivers high quality and trustworthy coverage attracting record audiences. We are offering you the opportunity to join our national and regional news teams as a trainee journalist.

You will be taught all the skills you’ll need to work in one of our multi-media news operations.  We’re looking for people who can demonstrate a commitment to journalism, have great story ideas and are ambitious.

This is a great opportunity to begin your career with ITV, Britain’s most popular commercial broadcaster.  You will be learning from talented people who want to share their skills and experience with you.  It’s a fast-paced and challenging environment so you should be ready to work hard and to high standards.  You will be well supported with regular feedback and guidance.

This is a nine-month programme starting on Monday 10th January 2022 and we are looking for 12 talented journalists, seven of whom will work in one of our English Regional newsrooms in ITV Anglia (Norwich); ITV Central (Birmingham); ITV Granada (Media City, Salford); ITV Meridian (Whiteley Nr Southampton); ITV Tyne Tees & Border (Gateshead, nr Newcastle); ITV West Country (Bristol); or ITV Yorkshire (Leeds). Two trainees will be based in our national newsrooms; one for ITV Cymru Wales in Cardiff and the other for UTV in Belfast. Two trainees will be working in our Network newsroom based in London, plus we have an opportunity for one trainee to be based in Jersey at ITV Channel (St Helier).

The ITV News Traineeship is providing trainee journalist opportunities for those who are looking to start their career in News and is particularly keen to receive applications from those who are from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people and those from lower socio economic groups as we recognise that individuals from these groups are currently underrepresented in our industry.

Please note, this year our trainees for ITV Wales, ITV Anglia and UTV will be limited to applications from candidates who declare a disability as we recognise the underrepresentation of disabled people working in News and are committed to redressing this issue.

For all roles outside of London, you’ll receive an annual salary of £26,329. In London, this increases to £27,993. You’ll also enjoy five weeks of paid leave pro-rata during the programme, plus public holidays. We’re proud that a very high percentage of people who graduate from the programme have gone on to secure permanent roles within our teams, but there is no guarantee of continued employment beyond the nine months.