What does the Trust do? 

The core work of the Trust revolves around three programmes: 

  • An online mentoring scheme which mentors Year 12 students from disadvantaged backgrounds around the UK 
  • An award-winning face-to-face mentoring scheme for young journalists in the UK. Since 2012, there have been 400+ participants from over 30 news organisations and our scheme is highly respected within the news industry. All of our mentors are volunteers 
  • Sponsorship of the JST/Royal Television Society (RTS) Young Talent of the Year award since 1996. There have been 25 award-winners since its inception in 1996, many of whom have gone on to become household names, e.g. Faisal Islam, Rohit Kachroo and Matthew Price 


  • Masterclasses for our mentees given by leaders in the industry covering different aspects of the media industry. Throughout the current lock-down we have been holding online masterclasses allowing young mentees as well as students to learn from thought-provoking and inspiring sessions which share best practice, deepen knowledge and consolidate professional networks