Reuters announced today that it will be extending its Journalism Trainee Program outside the UK from 2012 and into New York and Asia.
According to a release the scheme, which offers nine-months of training, has been running for 50 years.
University graduates, working journalists and other professionals wanting to move into journalism can apply for the highly competitive program that involves hands-on training in the classroom and on the newsroom floor. Trainees who meet Reuters rigorous standards will be placed in staff jobs and assigned mentors to guide their careers at the company.
In a statement in the release editor-in-chief Stephen Adler, added that this year a total of 15 jobs were made available to trainees.
Active recruitment across universities and top journalism schools is underway to find exceptional talent committed to journalistic excellence. Applicants should exhibit a passion for news, a competitive instinct, and speak and write fluently in English.
Applications can be made online with a closing date of 31 December.