Updated 09.06.2021: Closing date extended to 20.06.2021

Updated 07.06.2021

Posted 04.06.2021

ITV has begun advertising for its 2022 journalism traineeship scheme and this year ITV Anglia, ITV Cymru Wales and UTV are exclusively looking for applications from disabled people. This is part of a company-wide drive to boost representation.

Head of News and Programmes at UTV, Simon Clemison, said: “We want to ensure we are fully representative in the content we make and who makes it. By limiting applications to this year’s traineeship in three of our newsrooms to those people with a declared disability, we hope to progress our work in this area even further. Diversity and inclusion are so important to us as a company and to our output. 

“So, if you are passionate about telling local stories; meet the criteria outlined in the ad; and are disabled, then please apply – we want to hear from you. The website has all the information you’ll need and the ITV Recruitment team will happily discuss any additional support required during the process. 

“ITV is for everyone and all the newsrooms are committed to creating an environment where everyone is included and everyone feels they belong.”

Candidates who declare a disability and meet the minimum criteria will be invited to an interview. Assessments take place in early October and for the successful candidate, the nine month programme starts in January 2022. A very high percentage of those who graduate from the programme have gone on to secure permanent roles across regional, national and international news teams, both in front of and behind the camera, although there are no guarantees of continued employment beyond the nine months.

Please note, if you are not disabled and therefore not eligible to apply for the positions, there are a number of other positions available in the other news regions as part of the ITV News Trainee Journalist Scheme. 

For further information please go to www.itvjobs.com and search for ‘trainee journalist’.

Applications close on 20 June 2021 and candidates who declared a disability and meet the minimum criteria will be invited to an interview.

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