Express & Star
Britain's Regional Newspaper of the Year – the Express & Star – is looking for five apprentices to join its team
The Wolverhampton-based award-winning newspaper publishes six days a week with editions stretching across the West Midlands, Staffordshire and Worcestershire.
The chosen apprentices will spend time in four key areas and concentrate on the following:
News reporting - finding and writing accurate and interesting copy, features and online material. Gaining essential reporting skills
  • Sports reporting - match reports, grassroots sports as well as covering the many football teams in the area.
  • Digital journalism - using multi-media platforms to gather news, resource stories and to break news.
  • Creative design - working alongside the editorial artist in page design, graphics and artwork. Use of Photoshop.
Training will be provided by the City of Wolverhampton College. Apprentices will be required to attend College once a week at the Paget Road Campus - day to be confirmed. They will be working towards the NCTJ Level 3 Diploma in Journalism Practice.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are working at at least Level 2 in Maths, English and ICT, this will be tested via assessment at college.
Successful applicants will be paid National Minimum Wage for their age. They must be prepared to work shifts and sometimes anti-social hours, including weekends, dictated by breaking news or important events.
How to apply

Applicants should apply at:
To view the vacancy go to:

Vacancies and Opportunities on the Apprenticeship homepage
Type in City of Wolverhampton College as the learning provider
Select location as West Midlands
Your vacancy is reference number VAC000461622 - Multi Platform Journalism Apprentice
For more details email Editor's Secretary Karen Baker at or on 01902 319401 or please click the "apply online" button below to be redirected to the application portal
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