FAQs Answered

How much will I earn?

Trainees will be paid for 16hrs training per week @ living wage of £9.95 per hour. This is £636.80 / month Sept 22 – June 23

The bursaries will paid on a monthly basis on completion of all the training.

What equipment do I need?

  • A laptop
  • A camera kit for content creation
  • A phone
  • Paper and pens
  • Wifi
  • Some software

This will provided to you as part of the training offer and you will be shown how to use it all as part of the introductory course. We will also be able to offer wifi dongles for people with limited access to wifi or on the road.

What if I need to take time off to support my family or visit fairs?

We will try to offer flexibility where we can as we know that that is important and we have designed the course to give time off in December and in the summer, but, it’s important for trainees to be really committed to the programme and to attend all the sessions if possible as there’s lots to learn and it should be really fun too!

Will it all be online?

In the first 10 months we will aim to get together for live practical sessions at least 3 times – more if we can.

What if I have never done anything like this before?

That’s fine. We will be able to offer everyone the support they need to achieve. The main skills we are looking for are passion, enthusiasm, commitments and a willingness to learn and be involved.

What if I have already been working in media and communications for a while or have a media or film degree already?

That’s also fine. This unique course has been designed with that in mind and we can work with people of all different backgrounds and abilities and make sure everyone has something new to learn and achieve.

Do I have to work for Travellers Times at the end of it? 

No, acceptance on to the course doesn’t mean you have to apply for a job at Travellers Times nor does it guarantee that you will be offered one. There will be a separate open application process towards the end of the course.