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One of the UK’s top universities for employability and student satisfaction, Leeds Trinity University, is celebrating success, as it announces job outcomes for its Postgraduate Journalism trainees after completing their studies.

Leeds Trinity University has an excellent track record for the employability of its journalism graduates, and at its recent graduation ceremony, the University is proud to announce that the majority of the cohort secured industry positions weeks before the course even ended.

Leeds Trinity University’s vice-chancellor, Prof Margaret House, said: “Our Summer and Winter Graduation ceremonies are the most anticipated events on Leeds Trinity University’s calendar, as they provide an opportunity to officially recognise and celebrate the achievements of our newest graduates.

“The results achieved by our postgraduates today reflect our dedication to really preparing students for the world of work.”

“The career-focused learning and practical experience elements of our courses, combined with the social and volunteering opportunities we provide, provide an excellent kick-start to job-hunting. We wish our graduating students the best of luck.”

Leeds Trinity University’s Centre for Journalism has a long-standing reputation for successfully launching the journalism careers of its trainees, thanks to its focus on industry-relevant studies, vocational training and cutting-edge academic research.

Print Journalism course leader, Lisa Bradley, said: “We have had another incredible year here with our print and digital postgraduate trainees – all are employed in journalism jobs and freelance contracts, which were secured six weeks before the end of the course.

“Wakefield Express, Dewsbury Reporter, Halifax Courier and Press Association have all hired from our course and this will be the third year in a row we will hit our 100 per cent job success rate.

“I am incredibly proud of each and every one of them and delighted they have gone to such fantastic papers. Securing a reporter job in newspapers is tough in the current climate, but it is testament to the course and their hard work that it can be achieved.”

Broadcast Journalism course leader Richard Horsman added “With trainees freelancing for Capital Radio, Stray FM, Radio Aire, and Radio Leeds and elsewhere, as well as developing stories for Radio 1 Newsbeat and Five Live Investigates, it’s been another fantastic year for the course.

“One trainee even ended up helping Jeremy Vine present his Radio 2 show on Children in Need day”

Trainees are taught by lecturers with extensive experience in the journalism industry, and The Centre for Journalism has developed partnerships with many major news organisations, including BBC North in MediaCityUK.

These partnerships ensure that trainees get access to the best quality placements, mentoring opportunities and expert industry speakers. 

Professor Margaret House
Prof Margaret House

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