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Offer: Applications now open for Reuters 2012 journalism trainee programme

The programme will bring together a talented group of journalists and journalists-to-be from around the world and provide them nine months of intensive classroom training and hands-on, real-world experience in London, New York and Singapore.

Trainees will be paid during the programme. Those who meet the rigorous standards will be offered staff positions. And they’ll be assigned mentors to help guide their career with Reuters.

Who are we?

At a time when others are shrinking, Reuters is re-investing in its journalists, with a renewed emphasis on analytical, insightful and investigative reporting. We're global, with nearly 3,000 journalists in 200 bureaus, delivering text, photography, video, graphics and multimedia. We cover world events and issues, financial markets and business, professional industries and organisations.

Who are you?

We’re looking for people who are committed to journalism and its future.

You don’t have to be a journalist, but you need to convince us you’re serious about becoming one.

We want people with a passion for business and international news and who are interested in working globally. You can be a recent graduate, a working journalist, or someone with a specialist background—law, medicine, computer science, accounting, etc—who wants to start a new career.

Fluency in English—and the ability to write well and quickly—is a must.

Advanced language skills—in Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, for example—are a plus. Expertise in data analysis and programming is an advantage. Multimedia experience will give you an edge, too.

In 20 years I have reported from more than 20 countries, covering everything from Hurricane Katrina to the Asian Tsunami and the Balkans conflict. Having a front row seat on so much of history is an astonishing privilege. What’s more, I am paid to do it. - Crispian Balmer, Bureau Chief Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Trainee 1991

With Reuters I’ve travelled the world, met interesting, admirable and terrifying people, and written about tragedies, triumphs and the stranger sides of life. Working in London, Madrid, Beijing and now Kabul, I have interviewed people ranging from the Dalai Lama to David Beckham. - Emma Graham-Harrison Bureau Chief, Afghanistan, Trainee 2002

Timeline: 31 December 2011

Applications due: March 2012

Trainees selected: September 2012


sibongile zgambo's picture


Thanks Breese.

Am game, and am going to apply for this. well how long is this programme.

Breese's picture

Good luck!

Wonderful! It says it's a 9-month long program. Good luck, and let me know if it works out!

sibongile zgambo's picture



Am having problems to find the application forms on the site.Please assist me, the link is there but where to find the application forms for the training, i can't find it. I really want to try this.

I believe it will be good for me as a journalist.'sibongile

Breese's picture

Contact Reuters

Hi Sibongile,
I'm sorry to hear that. You will have to contact Reuters, as I am not involved in that organization or application. It sounds like a great opportunity, so I hope you can resolve your technical problems! Good luck!

ikirimat's picture

The link works

I have just managed to open the link. Just try again

Grace Ikirimat

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