Competition launched to kick start a career in the media

Apprenticeship taster comp

To coincide with the first day of National Apprenticeship Week, Derbyshire Times and Learning Unlimited, part of the Chesterfield College group, are launching a competition to find a talented young person to give an apprenticeship a try. The winner of the competition will win a 2-week 'apprenticeship taster' with the digital team at the newspaper’s head office in Chesterfield.

Derbyshire Times are inviting anyone who will be between the age of 18 and 24 by the start of the summer holidays*, with a passion to work in the media to enter the exciting competition. They are looking for a young person who can really make an impact with captivating articles and social media posts that get people talking.  

Apprenticeships are now offered in over 250 professions so Learning Unlimited and Derbyshire Times are getting behind the campaign to show how being an apprentice could be the right way to get the training and experience needed to kick start a huge range of careers in roles such as social media, marketing, healthcare and engineering.

To find out more about entering the competition visit

To enter, email with your name, age, and why you want the chance to do the apprenticeship taster. We'll send you more details about what Derbyshire Times are looking for.

 '*You can take part in the competition if you will be between 18 and 24 years old by 21st July 2016.