Our mentoring schemes


You may have seen that we opened our application round this month for the next early career mentoring scheme. However, given COVID-19, we are now revising our plans and will delay the 2020-21 scheme by six months, i.e. invite applications in the autumn with a view to starting the next mentoring scheme in January 2021. If you have already applied you do not need to reapply. In the meantime, we are also asking current mentors and mentees if they would like to continue their mentoring remotely for an extra six months so that young journalists can be supported during these difficult days and months.

The John Schofield Trust offers mentoring for early career journalists and apprentices. Further details can be found on the following pages.

After a successful pilot scheme, we hope to launch a further round of e-mentoring for sixth form students later in 2020.

Being a John Schofield Trust mentee will put you in direct contact for a year with some of the leading journalists in British broadcasting.


It will help you with developing skills, both professional and personal, in a structured way based on individual needs.

If you are already working as a journalist and are in the early stages of your career and want to apply to be a mentee please click here.

If you are an apprentice journalist on a recognised NCTJ course and want to apply to be a mentee please click here.

If you require these forms in a different format please contact us at: info@johnschofieldtrust.org.uk

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