Delighted for six of our recent trainees who are flying out to New York on January 31 to work on the Mail's online operation. This time last year two of them, Mark Duell and Fiona Roberts, were still in college and were applying for the Mail's reporting/subbing schemes. They are currently doing their placements at the Yorkshire Post and Carlisle News and Star and will go straight from there to New York. Fiona said: "I still can't believe it, it feels like I've made it up. It's such a wonderful opportunity. I'm really excited but also quite daunted to be going straight from sheep to the NYPD... it's quite a jump." They will be joined by four young journalists from the previous reporting course Simon Neville, Amy Oliver, Rachel Quigley and Oliver Tree. Good luck to all of them. I expect regular updates as to how they are getting on.
The Mail is recruiting for this year's schemes. Details can be found here, here and here.