2023 Bloomberg Apprenticeship: Journalist Level 5 (News)
Posted Feb 21, 2023 - Requisition No. 114231
Programme Duration: 15-18 months
Start Date: September 2023
Who are we?
At Bloomberg we work on purpose. The goal of our Apprenticeship Programme is to help you find yours.
Are you interested in the world of finance? Do you want to learn how data and technology keeps the global markets moving? Do you want to help bring clarity to a complex world and be a part of our future?
Bloomberg is a company that is constantly innovating, and as part of the Apprenticeship Programme you’ll learn as much about yourself as our business. Bloomberg will support you every step of the way. When you start, you’ll be connected with a buddy and a mentor who’ll help you navigate life at Bloomberg and support you as you pursue your new career. Regular check-ins will ensure you’re happy and on track to reach your true potential.
What is the Apprenticeship Programme?
This Apprenticeship Programme at Bloomberg is an exciting opportunity to take your first steps in changing or starting a rewarding career. During your time with us we will support you in combining work and education - you will have an opportunity to gain a qualification as a Journalist while also being an important and highly valued member of the team. We will trust you to build your knowledge of financial markets, investment operations, various asset classes and products to support our clients with your expertise.
As part of the Apprenticeship Programme you’ll learn as much about yourself as our business. Bloomberg will support you every step of the way. When you start, you’ll be connected with a buddy and a mentor who’ll help you navigate life at Bloomberg and support you as you pursue your new career. Regular check-ins will ensure you’re happy and on track to reach your true potential.
Introducing the Bloomberg News team
Bloomberg News is one of the world’s leading financial news organizations, producing roughly 5,000 stories a day and earning more than 800 awards since it was founded in 1990 – including the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. Bloomberg News is read by more than 325,000 Terminal subscribers, who are among the most influential people in business and finance in the world. If it affects markets, Bloomberg News will be there. We lead the way in breaking news on companies, economies, commodities and government policies to help our ever-expanding audience stay ahead of the markets.
As a Bloomberg News Apprentice you will develop a deep understanding of the News and Media department. You will leverage key learnings from the Journalism apprenticeship to your everyday role as you gain hands-on experience reporting for one of the world's leading financial news services. During the programme, you will produce breaking news stories under deadline for our coverage of markets, companies, economies, and governments. Responsibilities will include pitching and writing enterprise stories, conducting exclusive interviews, and collaborating with our other media platforms. Administrative tasks which are critical in ensuring deadlines are met and quality standards are maintained will also be a part of the role.
Your line manager, buddy and recruiter will provide regular feedback on your work and help you navigate the company and career opportunities here. You’ll also get to meet peers and Bloomberg leaders from across departments through lunch and learn sessions, social and networking events, and volunteering activities.
- Available to start September 2023
- 3 A Levels A* - C (or equivalent)
- Learners must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level than this apprenticeship in a similar subject
- Possess the right to work in the UK
- Have lived in the UK continuously for the past 3 years
We trust you to have:
- Passion for news
- Keen interest in business and finance
- Ability to work calmly under pressure
- Be great at time and workload management
- Excellent written communication skills
- Strong organisation skills and an eye for detail
- Experience working as part of a team
- Willingness to work early mornings
Step 1: Online Application Form: Submit an online application form along with your most up-to-date CV. Show us you are eligible.
Step 2: Telephone Interview: Successful candidates will be invited to schedule a 25 minute telephone conversation with a Bloomberg Recruiter. Show us you are motivated.
Step 3: Assessment Day & Team Leader Interview: Complete some interactive online tasks and exercises designed to help you demonstrate your strengths and abilities. Show us you are capable.
Step 4: Final Interview: Meet with our Managers to discuss your motivations and potential. Show us you are the best person for the apprenticeship.
Bloomberg is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, parental or caring status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy or parental leave, protected veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
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