​ITV and S4C Journalism Training Scheme Opportunities

25 June 2021

ITV Wales, in partnership with S4C, is once again looking for two enthusiastic people who want to develop a career in Welsh language journalism.

The innovative training scheme, which is a partnership between S4C and ITV, is running for the fourth time this year and is part of S4C's commitment to give those who are under-represented in the sector the opportunity to work in the field.

The two successful candidates will follow a 12-month training programme and gain experience working on the current affairs programmes ITV creates for S4C, such as Y Byd ar Bedwar and Y Byd yn ei Le.

They will also learn to create short-form current affairs content for Hansh Dim Sbin's audience across social media and to S4C's digital news services.

"We are so proud of the partnership with S4C to make this traineeship a reality once again this year and the further commitment to develop a new generation of journalists through the medium of Welsh." said Branwen Thomas, ITV Cymru Wales' Editor of Welsh Language Programmes

"This is an exciting opportunity to create current affairs content for Hansh Dim Sbin and develop digital skills that will be key to any future career in journalism."

Lloyd Lewis and Maia Davies were the successful candidates who won their place on the training scheme last year, and both have gained invaluable experience working in the field and developing their skills.

"Although it's been a strange year with Covid, this year's trainee journalist scheme has been a great experience in getting a taste of the industry and I really enjoyed it.

"The highlights for me were going out and conducting and filming interviews with contributors. My advice to someone who is thinking of whether to apply or not is to do it! There is nothing to lose and unique experiences to gain. " said Lloyd.

"The training scheme is a great opportunity to work with a team of experienced journalists who are always ready to support you to learn and improve.

"I've enjoyed having the freedom to follow the stories that interest me, and be able to be creative when working with digital platforms.

"If you are thinking about applying, give it a go - you don't need loads of experience, just be creative and be ready to work hard! " adds Maia

Rhodri ap Dyfrig, S4C's Online Content Commissioner, said:

"We are delighted to be able to extend this scheme again this year after the success of recent years.

"Providing a platform for contemporary journalism and the views of young people on what's happening in the world around them is an important addition to Hansh, and a place to develop completely up-to-date techniques for discussing issues in Wales and the world."

This is a special opportunity for someone who has a keen interest in news and current affairs and wants to pursue a further career as a Journalist.

The deadline is June 30 and the training plan is a 12-month contract: https://itv.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/trainee-journalist-609 .

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