The Stationers' Company
The City of London Livery Company for the Communications and Content Industries


This scheme, which was launched by the London Evening Standard and Independent in January 2017 involves two years of training including a 20-week fast-track NCTJ course followed by on-the-job training at the Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live Television.

It is supported by four partners – Goldman Sachs, The Peabody Trust, NCTJ Diversity Fund and The Stationers’ Foundation.

It launched with the appointment of four editorial apprentices from a diversity of backgrounds selected from well over 200 applicants. The scheme was open to anyone aged over 16 who had not been to university.