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Location: London

Department: Apprenticeship

Salary Details: Competitive

Advertising End Date: 02 May 2021


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Job Description

News UK is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for storytelling, capturing moments, meaning and magic to make sense of the world. Our newspapers reach more than 30 million people each week and include The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. News UK is also home to Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company boasting independent local and national radio stations including Virgin, talkSPORT. talkRADIO and newly launched TimesRadio.

The Team: Our Commercial team connects some of the biggest brands with our valuable audiences. The team combines understanding of audiences with analytical rigour and creative thinking to create bespoke, targeted and measurable campaigns that genuinely connect brands with their audiences.

The team is made up of specialists within sales, partnerships, strategists, planners, product, production, events and digital advertising operations all contributing to the success of our commercial campaigns.

Winning awards for: Digital Advertising Operations Team of the Year, Digital Sales Team of the Year,  and Audience Development Team of the Year 2019 at AOP Digital Publishing Awards. Best Research / Insight Project (Sponsored by UKOM) The Times & The Sunday Times Content Review, News UK, Digital Publishing Raising Star (Charlie Celino), and Best Digital Publishing Company (Consumer) at AOP Digital Publishing Awards 2020.

Have a look at some of our work with brands such as Virgin Money, Macmillan Cancer Support, Moss Bros, Audi and Oreo https://newscommercial.co.uk/case-studies

Being a Commercial Trainee You will have the opportunity to be fully immersed in the Commercial Team whether that be in Sales, Events or Creative teams. Whilst studying for an industry recognised qualification combining on the job, digital and interactive learning over the course of the 24 months.

The apprenticeship will equip you with skills and knowledge to kick start your career. Some of the areas it covers include; Impactful communication, digital skills, market knowledge, customer experience, effective collaboration, resilience and professional development.

What we’re looking for from you: 

You will be enthusiastic to embrace a new challenge and seize the learning opportunities this scheme will provide.   We offer a great amount of training for the role so whilst we are not looking for specific experience, we look for the following attributes:

  • Great communication skills
  • Proactive approach
  • Inquisitive nature
  • Creative problem solver
  • Naturally builds relationships
  • Demonstrates Inclusive behaviours

Application Process

Online Application > Telephone Interview > Assessment Centre

As part of the Online Application process, we would like you to provide a cover letter that explains why you want to join News UK and answer the following 3 questions:

  1. What news story/content has impacted you most and why?
  2. What’s your favourite medium to consume news? What do you like about it?
  3. What is your favourite advertising campaign? How does it make you feel?

Applications close Sunday 2nd of May, if you have any questions about your application please contact us at earlycareers@news.co.uk.

Equal opportunities:

We are a diverse team and strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential. We want to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised, utilised and celebrated.

News UK is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equal opportunities for all its employees and applicants. We oppose all forms of discrimination in the workplace. We thrive when we champion diversity and inclusion. We make better decisions, we’re stronger and happier, and it’s the right thing to do.


News Corp UK & Ireland Limited is a company full of talented, dedicated, and creative people. We are an ambitious organisation with a passion for quality content and storytelling, capturing moments, meaning, and magic to make sense of the world. Our newspapers and digital products include some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching over 30 million people each week. Our brands include national newspapers – The Sun, The Times, and The Sunday Times – as well as Unruly, a global ad tech company, and Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company boasting independent local and national radio stations such as talkSPORT, talkRADIO, and Virgin Radio.

News UK and Wireless are companies which thrive on diversity. Our people challenge themselves on a daily basis, with a passion to produce the best possible content to our readers and customers. We embrace creativity and initiative and we have some of the most talented people in the industry.

If you want to work for one of the world’s most exciting, challenging, and creative media organisations then News UK is the place to build your career.