Apprenticeship training

Industry-leading journalism, content and PR & communications apprenticeship training from the UK and Ireland’s national news agency.

We provide apprenticeship training for many of the UK’s leading news, content and communication businesses such as the BBC, the Sun, Bloomberg, Sky, the Telegraph, the Financial Times, Haymarket, Evening Standard, the Independent, ITN, Muddy Stilettos, Times Literary Supplement, Havi, the Soil Association and more.

Apprentices spend around one day a week building their knowledge at PA Media Academy, and the rest of their time applying their learning and building their skills at work. Our apprenticeship training is relevant and rigorous, and apprentices are supported by us to succeed in their current roles and as they progress through their careers.

Our apprentices regularly win awards recognising their talent and potential, and are celebrated within their own newsrooms and teams. They go on to have stellar careers.


PA Media Academy’s small-cohort, high-quality apprenticeship training is delivered by practitioners who understand what organisations need from their people and where the industry is heading.

We have long experience in working closely with employers, and can provide support from recruitment through to apprentices’ final projects. As an independent training provider, PA Media Academy’s work in this area is quality assured by Ofsted and has been rated ‘Good’ in all areas. Read the most recent inspection report.

If you are trying to find an apprenticeship opportunity, you should look for job advertisments for these roles rather than getting in touch with the PA Media Academy. Find current vacancies for journalism, content and PR & communication apprentices on the government apprenticeship portal.


Why train with PA Media Academy?

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  • Newsroom connected with national and international reach
  • More than 50 years’ experience training journalists and PRs
  • All courses are expert-led by working media professionals
  • Trainers have a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives
  • Small class sizes allow for practical, interactive exercises
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Media Training - A media training session with Bridgid Nzekwu with client PA Media.

Our Trainers

Our expert trainers are practitioners with a wide range of experience who are ready to help you take your career to the next level.

As the best in the journalism, content and communication industries, they bring first-hand experience combined with excellent training skills. PA Media Academy’s trainers are well-connected and reflect the diversity of thought and practice in our industries, ranging from professionals with decades of experience to practitioners earlier in the careers, at the cutting edge of best practice.

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What our students say

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The team is flexible, slick, well-resourced and overall simply first class. Their expertise and knowledge have been invaluable. I was delighted with our choice, so I’d have no hesitation in recommending them

Prostate Cancer UK
, Head of External Relations

Being equipped with an NCTJ Diploma does massive favours for your future, and the skills the course taught me are ones I lean on every single day. The simple fact is, I wouldn’t be where I am without that course. 

Alex Barker
, Videographer & Presenter
, The Athletic

The staff truly go above and beyond, providing detailed feedback, a wealth of knowledge and many career opportunities. I’d recommend the course to any budding journalist. You’ll have fun, too!  

Erin Waks
, Trainee Sub-Editor
, Daily Mail

Not only did I develop the necessary toolkit to become a journalist, but I also did so in an environment that fosters a real sense of community and personal career support.

Erin Waks
, Trainee Sub-Editor
, Daily Mail

I made amazing friends, amazing memories and now it has led me to an amazing job which I never would have gotten without my time at Press Association.  

Holly Bishop
, Digital Reporter
, GB News

PA Media Training were efficient, well organised and genuinely lovely people to deal with and, importantly for us, able to provide flexibility around our needs to create the bespoke training we required. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them for further training or to recommend them to other organisations.

Mayor of London’s Press Office
, Head of Media

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