Newsquest‘s Glasgow-based Herald & Times division has launched a journalism training scheme in conjunction with two local colleges.
The programme, a partnership between the regional newspaper publisher, Glasgow Caledonian University and Cardonald College, will offer paid placements in the Herald & Times newsroom to journalism students.
The new scheme, which starts today, will see shifts offered each week to Caledonian University students studying for a BA in journalism and those studying for an MA in multimedia journalism.
Students studying for the higher national diploma in journalism at Cardonald College will also be able to take part in the scheme.
All three courses are accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.
Senior members of the Herald & Times editorial team will also deliver a range of media workshops onsite at Caledonian University and Cardonald College.
Donald Martin, Herald & Times editor in chief, said: “We are offering paid shifts designed to help them [students] learn how to write and report better.
“They will have the opportunity to work across our titles in print and online as we extend our multimedia output.
“It is a long-term commitment to the industry and a major investment in making journalism better.”