Trainee Video Journalist/Production Assistant Apprentice

Local TV Ltd - Trainee Video Journalist/Production Assistant Apprenticeship Programme

If you’re passionate about making exciting, new and original content for local TV, web and social media output then there’s no better place to start turning that dream into a reality than through gaining a place in Local TV Ltd’s Apprenticeship Programme.

Our local content formula reflects life as it is lived in our cities. Never static and always responsive to the things getting people talking in our coverage areas – featuring the people, places and events readily identifiable by the audience. “Rolling Localness” at Local TV Ltd is Always Local and Always On on television and all our digital platforms.

Our output is information that entertains and entertainment that informs – from traffic & travel, “What’s On” and local weather - to breaking news, reviews and videos and pictures contributed by our local viewers. To bring all of that together, we need talented Trainee Video Journalist/Production Assistant Apprentices in roles across the business – working with our in-house editorial teams, journalists and producers to create captivating content that interests and engages audiences across all of our platforms.

We are looking for applications from talented, creative people with fresh, new perspectives and ideas to join our programme-making teams. If you have a passion for producing brilliant content and are serious about a career in the media then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

The Scheme:

As well as academic teaching, this scheme delivers a broad range of on and off-the-job training, and hands-on work experience opportunities across a wide variety of exciting productions and roles. You’ll be busy, and always learning, as part of the fast-paced day-to-day workflow of Local TV Ltd’s city production departments.

What do you need to be a great as a Local TV Ltd Trainee Video Journalist/Production apprentice?

  • To be a great apprentice you need to have a combination of the following:
  • A passion for, or interest in, making and creating content – in a practical way or through developing ideas
  • Good organisational and practical skills
  • The ability to be helpful and work well in a team
  • Experience using Adobe Premier Pro would be an advantage
  • Loads of great, new ideas
  • You should be keen to learn and have the motivation, and ability, to combine work and study
  • Previous media experience is not needed, but evidence of creative skills, editing or projects is a plus!
  • Have a positive attitude

Production Apprenticeship

Providing an excellent practical understanding of television, this apprenticeship will equip you with knowledge and experience that will place you well for applying for future production contracts.

We ask that you have two or more GCSE grades (A*-C) or equivalent.

If you don't have GCSEs in English and Maths, though, you'll usually be required to take a basic numeracy and literacy test. If you have a degree that is similar to the qualification we are working towards (Level 3 Broadcast & Production), unfortunately, we are not able to register you onto the programme.

At the end of the scheme there will be a series of final assessments, in both the core skills and the specialist pathway chosen.