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Best job under The Sun
DO you have what it takes to work on the world’s greatest newspaper?
Today The Sun are launching The Sun Apprenticeship Scheme.
They are searching for three Sun apprentices to train as news and sports journalists.
If you’re hired you will be paid to train with the title for a year.
At the end of training two of the apprentices will go on to work for Sun Sport and join Britain’s best team of sports writers.
The third apprentice will work in The Sun newsroom, where every day they break the biggest and best stories.
It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for three young people, aged 18 to 25.
If you are a keen school leaver with at least five good GCSEs, including English, and with a passion for news or sport you can become a Sun Apprentice.
You don’t have to have been to university to apply but The Sun Apprenticeship Scheme is also open to graduates.
Lucy Jones, 23, went on the same training scheme the apprentices will attend and now she is a Sun TV reporter.
Since landing a job on Dan Wootton’s TV Bizarre, Lucy has interviewed top stars Tom Hiddleston, James Corden, Michelle Keegan, Louis Tomlinson and Will-I-am.
She has even quizzed Prince Harry and last week Lucy spent the night in a haunted hotel with TV presenter Christine Lampard.
Lucy says: “Working on The Sun is a dream job. There’s nowhere like it.”
The three apprentices will start their training in the New Year and be mentored throughout the year by The Sun’s senior journalists.
Your apprenticeship will start with a two-week course with News Associates – Britain’s number-one course with the journalists’ training body, the NCTJ.
This will be followed by a 22-week intensive training course at News Associates HQ in Wimbledon, south London where you will be taught to write articles, journalism law, court reporting, public affairs, production journalism and shorthand.
Once you have passed the NCTJ course, you will work full-time for The Sun getting valuable experience on every aspect of being a tabloid journalist.
This is not an internship – you will be paid throughout the year as an apprentice.
Make no mistake. It will be tough, it will be full-on but it will be fun. Here’s what The Sun are looking for:
*Passion for news or sport
*Knowledge of new media – including social media and apps
*At least 5 GCSEs or equivalent, grade C or above, including English
*Good command of the English language
*Confidence in your writing
*Willingness to listen and learn
*A great work ethic and be self-motivated.
*Willingness to study and work simultaneously
*Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
*Be able to live within commuting distance of south and central London during the apprenticeship
*Be willing to travel without notice. A full driving license is desirable but not essential.
HOW TO APPLY
Entries to become one of the three Sun Apprentices close on Monday, December 5.
You can apply online here.
Fill out all the required fields on application form and attach your CV.
Don’t forget to demonstrate your passion for either news or sport and show us just why we should hire you for the job of a lifetime.