Journalism traineeship for young people


The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust has begun to enrol for its free journalism traineeship – SLIK (Stephen Lawrence Installs Knowledge).

SLIK will be starting on the 17th September. They have partnered with London South East Colleges to fund this 12 week traineeship.

The students completing the programme will receive a traineeship qualification on completion of the course. Because of this qualification the students must be 16 – 24 years old and without a level 3 qualification (A level / BTEC equivalent).

This traineeship will improve the chances of a career in journalism through: Offering workshops and training from industry experts and professionals on specific aspects of journalism such as: creative writing, graphic design, investigative journalism and how to use social media effectively.

The workshops will be practical on-the-job training and will improve key employability skills such as: communication, confidence, literacy and producing quality content for our online SLIK.BLOG.

Half of the week will be spent in college completing English and Maths GCSE (if needed). The rest of the week will be spent at our newly reinvented Stephen Lawrence Centre.

For further information or to apply, please email