ASPIRING journalists hoping to break into a career in the media have been given an extra opportunity to join a prestigious training course.
A limited number of places have become available on the highly-successful industry course at Wrexham Glyndwr University for the next academic year, starting in September.
The course – offering the Certificate of HE in Journalism – has the backing of the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), meaning it provides the vital industry qualifications needed to start a career in the media.
The programme offers work placement opportunities in newsrooms across North Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire, alongside classroom studies and is led by a team of highly-experienced journalists.
Course leader Janet Jones said: “We have widened the range of industry partners we are working with and that means a few places are still available on next year’s course.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wanting to get started in journalism.
“Our innovative mix of real work experience in busy newsrooms alongside classroom teaching by leading journalists means there is no better place to start your career. Many of our students on this year’s course were offered jobs long before the course ended because editors recognised the quality of the training they had received.
“We want to hear from anybody who is desperate to get started in journalism – but you need to move quickly. The course starts at the end of September so there is only a matter of weeks to get your application in.”
The course – part of the school of creative arts at Wrexham Glyndwr – was ranked fourth out of all NCTJ undergraduate courses in the UK for its overall NCTJ results in 2013-14 and was second in the national NCTJ part-time course rankings in 2014-15.
New figures show Wrexham Glyndwr University is number one in North Wales for getting its students jobs.
The institution achieved an employability figure of 92.1 per cent and is also above the sector average for graduate level employment, according to the latest ‘destination of leavers survey’ (DLHE).
nFor information on how to apply for the journalism course, go to www.glyndwr.ac.uk/en/Undergraduatecourses/Journalism/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org