The Telegraph Apprenticeship Programme expands with 28 new recruits
Ahead of National Apprenticeship Week, The UK’s best selling quality publisher, The Telegraph, announces a record expansion in its scheme with the appointment of 28 new apprentices.
The two-year apprenticeships are across the organisation, from Editorial and Technology to Commercial and HR. The move builds on one of the company’s strategic pillars which is to create a diverse and inclusive workforce through investment in recruitment and career development.
As well as structured on-the-job training, apprentices have the chance to earn while they learn with a nationally recognised qualification. Each apprentice is fully funded, including tuition fees, and receives a competitive salary during the programme.
As part of the recruitment process, The Telegraph partnered with Making the Leap to recruit four apprentices. The charity helps young people from a diverse range of backgrounds to develop the skills, behaviours and attitudes needed to succeed in the careers of their choosing.
Gnosoulla Tsioupra-Lewis, Chief People Officer at The Telegraph, said, “We’re delighted to have found apprentices of such a high calibre; their enthusiasm and appetite for learning is fantastic. Having people from a diverse range of backgrounds is important to The Telegraph and we’re committed to providing those with talent and ambition the opportunity to join us for an exciting and rewarding career.”
A number of former apprentices have been recruited into permanent roles at the Telegraph including that of production assistant, video news producer, research executive, assistant planning editor, and features assistant.
Having joined the Telegraph Apprenticeship Programme as a Research Executive, Megan Stephens, went onto a full time permanent role with the publisher as a Junior Research Executive.
“I have always thought of apprenticeships as a route to build knowledge,” said Megan. “As an apprentice I have been immersed in the day to day running of The Telegraph, gaining a valuable amount of knowledge and experience. My on the job skills as well as working towards a qualification, I knew would put me in the best position to advance in my career. I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of my apprenticeship. I’ve gained a huge amount of responsibility and I know that everything I am currently doing will benefit me in the future.”
In addition, the company is recruiting for six talented graduates to join its Graduate Programme and is launching a new internship scheme.
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