Alumni Network

Keep in touch with other PA Media Academy graduates and the latest industry developments

Your PA Media Academy journey doesn’t end when your apprenticeship or NCTJ Diploma finishes.

By registering for our free alumni network, you’ll join a community of fellow PA-trained journalists, who have gone on to work for organisations such as The Athletic, the BBC, the FT, The Independent, Politico and The Sun.

From early-career reporters and communications specialists to senior editors at global news brands, our network will connect you with your peers and help you build professional relationships outside of your organisation.

At our exclusive alumni events, you’ll be able catch up with your classmates and meet new people to discuss your experiences and share knowledge with. You’ll also hear from inspiring speakers with plenty of tips on how to hit your career goals. 

Our newsletter will keep you updated on internships, job opportunities and mentoring schemes, as well as showcasing the latest fantastic work from our alumni community.

Sign up, for free, by hitting the button below.

Why join our Alumni Network?

  • Industry Insight

    Join us for exclusive events with subject specialists, hiring managers and speakers from across the media.

  • Networking

    Catch up with your classmates, and join a wider network of PA-trained journalists and communications professionals.

  • Knowledge Sharing

    Share your experiences and be inspired by how your peers are tackling obstacles and breaking new ground.

  • Mentoring Opportunities

    Inspire the next generation of journalists through mentoring and work experience opportunities.

Sign up now

What our alumni say

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The teaching I received was second to none and despite having no experience whatsoever in journalism, the tutors made sure there was a friendly environment where I felt welcome to ask any questions I needed. I was able to finish the course and go into a job working for The Sun.

Olivia Allhusen
, Junior Journalist
, The Sun

I learned to write concise articles and features, while developing my skills in social media, interviewing sources, and producing stories for an increasingly online audience. The course has allowed me to start a full-time journalism career.

Jonathan Moynihan
, Social Media Producer
, Forces News

I was able to count on excellent teachers and professionals who helped me push my limits and achieve my goals. I was impressed by the quality of the course and the motivation teachers put into it. It was a great experience and I would definitely do it again!

Laure Poncet
, Research Officer
, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes

The small class sizes nurture a comfortable environment where everyone supports and learns from each other. The staff helped me hone in on my writing skills and develop the confidence to feel comfortable on camera.

Camilla Foster
, Reporter
, Newsquest

The lifelike interview settings and tasks that PA Media Training deal in replicate perfectly the real-world feel of a tough media interview and help the delegates come out of the day feeling much more confident that they can play an active role in representing their organisation.

Transport for London
, Director of Communications & Corporate Affairs

I really could not recommend Press Association enough to anyone who is looking to jump into the fascinating world of journalism. The course equips you with all the necessary skills you need to enter the industry and the wide range of topics covered leaves it hard for you to ever feel bored.

Holly Bishop
, Digital Reporter
, GB News

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