Haymarket launches Apprentice Academy

| 21 Jul 2021
Classic & Sports Car – Haymarket launches Apprentice Academy

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Classic & Sports Car’s parent company, Haymarket Automotive, has launched its brand-new Apprentice Academy, to discover, encourage and nurture the next generation of editorial talent.

All school, college and university leavers are eligible to apply for these structured programmes across C&SC and its sister titles Autocar, What Car? and Car Aftermarket Trader (CAT), that combine hands-on editorial experience with formal studies towards an NCTJ Journalism qualification.

Through these placements, the apprentices will work alongside the editorial teams and gain a grounding in news and feature writing, content management systems, video presenting and editing, social media skills and more.

Applications for these four roles are open now – please click here to find out more.

“We’ve got an enviable reputation for bringing on talent, and it’s a source of great pride that so many people who came to us over the years looking to get started have gone on to be alumni of the industry,” said Rachael Prasher, managing director of Haymarket Automotive. 

“For the past seven years we have formalised that by taking on apprentices, many of whom are now senior members of our teams, enjoying amazing careers with us. However, today’s announcement, and the structure we’re putting in place to support it, ramps up our commitment to doing that on a much bigger, more involved scale than ever before.”

Prasher continued: “Our priority is not to recruit car enthusiasts, but rather anyone serious about developing a career in journalism with a curiosity for cars and the industry. In exchange we will give them incredible experiences across four diverse brands and hopefully set them on their way to a brilliant career.

“My advice to anyone interested is to apply with excitement for the opportunities to learn and a clear vision of why they are ready to seize the experiences on offer and make a difference for our audiences.”


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