The Learning Waves Journalism Graduate Programme launched in March 2019 has been hugely successful in terms of applications. The Journalism Graduate Programme received funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Skillnet Ireland and is also supported by Learning Waves. The graduate programme aims to recruit 5 journalism graduates to work in a radio station for 5 months. The graduate will be provided with training during the 5 months, they will be assigned a mentor within the station they are working in and they will contribute to the overall programme output of the station they are placed in. In addition to this, graduates will be paid €800 during their placement.
A roadshow to colleges across the country who are delivering Journalism courses took place in March/April 2019 and following this over 25 applications were received from graduates across the country. 14 stations applied to take part in the programme. The next stage in the process will take place on Friday 7th June 2019 when 12 selected graduates will be interviewed by a panel chosen by the Learning Waves board to select the five final graduates. Following the selection of graduates, stations will be selected and notified and the programme will begin in July 2019. It is anticipated that a mix of stations across the country will get to work with one of the selected graduates for the five month period.
Further details of the programme can be found at : https://www.learningwaves.ie/journalism-graduate-programme