We’re open! Application round for 2022 is live

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STOP PRESS: applications for our 2022 early career & apprentice mentoring scheme are now OPEN!

If you’re an early career or apprentice journalist who would benefit from our scheme,  you can read more and apply here. The deadline is 30 September.


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We’re expecting more applications this month than ever before, and we appreciate your help in getting our message out.

Please share, retweet and repost our content during September to help us reach as many early career and apprentice journalists as possible. If you share this message today with three early career or apprentice journalists, you will be helping the Trust achieve our mission.


Events during the application period

Join our webinar on Thursday 2 September at 1830 to hear David, Kate and Tristan from the Trust, and 2021 mentee Shayma Bakht unlock the secrets of the application form! Chaired by trustee Zaiba Malik. Register for this event here.

On Tuesday 7 September at 1830, current mentee Nabihah Parkar and Trust staff member Tristan Marris will be speaking at Tortoise Media’s weekly Open News session on the Trust, its history and why mentoring and diversity in journalism matter. Current and former mentees can attend live; get in touch to arrange this. Otherwise, keep an eye out on our Twitter feeds to watch back after the event!

Throughout Saturday 18 September, current mentees Kesewaa Browne and Nabihah Parkar will be answering your questions over on our Instagram: @JohnSchofieldTrust. If you want to apply but have reservations or questions about it, head over and ask away. No question is too silly!

And finally, on Thursday 23 September, we are hosting a lunchtime Twitter Space to talk about mentoring, and where you can hear from some of our current mentees on how they’ve found the experience of being a mentee. Follow us on Twitter to hear about this when it’s scheduled.