June 15, 2023

Future BBC Journalist

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Congratulations to Jasmine Lowe on securing her place on the flagship BBC Fast-Track Journalism Apprenticeship. Over 3,000 candidates applied for the scheme and after a series of interviews and workshop assessments, Jasmine got the news that she is one of only 28 selected.

Jasmine study programme of A levels in Media, Politics and English Literature supported her application with knowledge of media balance, bias, and ownership. Her analytical skills, ethical values, and use of language also helped her navigate several interviews and work-group scenarios.

Starting this September, Jasmine will work alongside BBC news, BBC Studios and sports teams, both locally and in London, to develop her journalistic skills, creating and delivering quality content for TV, online, digital, and radio.

It will mean getting involved with all newsroom activities, such as sourcing and securing suitable guests or contributors, writing briefs for your team or shooting and editing films.

As part of the programme, Jasmine will study for the industry recognised NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) Diploma, the industry standard journalism qualification.

After completing the programme, Jasmine is guaranteed a job at the BBC as a research journalist, but she is already planning much bigger things. In the future, Jasmine would love to work as an international correspondent, reporting a balanced and informed view of the world – ideally the next Laura Kuenssberg.

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