GlobalData & Compelo, Graduate Training Scheme

22 Aug 2018
21 Sep 2018
Job Type
Full Time

This is a career-making opportunity to break into journalism and work across a portfolio of global business websites.

Working for the Compelo and GlobalData group of companies, successful applicants will have the opportunity to cover some of the world’s biggest industries including healthcare, energy, technology, retail, and food and drink.

During the year-long training programme graduates will gain first-hand experience of working in a fast-paced media business, across predominantly online content.

The programme will offer the opportunity to grow writing, research, interviewing and data journalism skills, and gain a comprehensive understanding of the editorial and commercial side of a media business.

Based at our central London offices, successful applicants will benefit from quarterly training days, ongoing day-to-day training and support, and a mentorship programme.

Applicants who have undertaken degree or postgraduate journalistic training are encouraged to apply, especially at NCTJ or equivalent level.

Please apply by completing the application form below with a CV and covering letter of no more than 400 words explaining why you should be considered for this programme. Include evidence of why you are suited to a career in journalism.

Friday 21 September.

Applicants should be free to attend an assessment day in central London in the second week of November.

Testimonials from the 2018 Compelo / GlobalData graduate intake:

Rob: “As someone who only recently decided to choose journalism as a career path, I have found the grad scheme an invaluable learning experience. At the beginning of the scheme, we were given a choice of sectors to work on across the B2B sites. I chose technology and have since broadened my knowledge of blockchain, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. I’ve been able to attend numerous events, from high-end virtual reality tours to a Cloud-software conference in San Francisco. Getting out, meeting experts and improving my writing skills with the help of colleagues who are as friendly as they are knowledgeable has been an extremely rewarding experience.”

Jasmine:  “B2B is a completely different type of journalism to what I am used to and I was worried about starting and not doing well. However, this scheme provides mentors for each sector and I am so lucky to have been blessed with my mentor, she’s amazing. The mentorship offers frequent feedback and assistance, so within a few months, I felt very confident writing for trade platforms.”

Sam: “I feel I have learned a lot from the people I have worked with who have all been happy to share their knowledge and made me feel welcome. The rotational aspect of the scheme has allowed me to get experience of writing news, features and interviews for different audiences and is something which I have not seen offered by other graduate journalism jobs. I believe this has helped me improve as a journalist and has given me the opportunity to write on a wide variety of interesting topics.”

Dorothy: “The office atmosphere is great; everyone is easy to talk to and is approachable. I really feel like we are seen as members of staff, and not just seen as grads. There are also so many opportunities. I now find topics around cryptocurrencies and blockchain fascinating and actually like writing about them – subjects I would never have seen myself engaging in. For someone like me, the production meetings we hold on Monday mornings have also been effective and helped me with my confidence. I’m grateful for all the new skills and experiences I can take away from this process.”

Arun: “During my time at Compelo, I have sharpened my skills as a journalist in just about every way possible. From conducting interviews to turning around news stories, I’ve been able to write for a range of different purposes thanks to the rotational aspect of the scheme, where we get the chance to write for a range of the company’s brands. Everyone in the company is more than happy to offer advice, and the workshops provided have offered insight into areas such as investigative journalism and online publishing, which have both proven invaluable in their own way. All of this has meant that I’ve become more flexible and adaptable as a result: I can’t think of many jobs in journalism that can offer the same!”

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