HAVE you ever dreamed of working for your local newspaper?

We are offering a chance to someone to join us as a multimedia journalism apprentice.

The apprenticeship is open to candidates aged 18 or over with five GCSEs, including maths and English, a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent, and postgraduates.

There is no upper age limit on candidates.

We are especially keen to hear from local people with established roots in the community and an interest in local life and social media.

As a successful apprentice you will be paid to train as a journalist and study for an industry-accredited NCTJ Journalism diploma qualification.

You will learn how to write for multimedia platforms, learn media law and ethics, court reporting, shorthand, public affairs and video journalism.

Working in a busy newsroom will give you an opportunity to develop your reporting skills in a wide range of subjects.

Modern reporters need a wide range of skills and you will be shown how to take photographs and videos, and be given training to develop production skills so that you become a fully-equipped multimedia journalist.

Interested? Email a CV and cover letter explaining why you should be considered for this role to john.wilson@newsquest.co.uk no later than January 12, 2018.

The apprenticeship programme will start in late January 2018.