Unrivalled record at getting our trainees into a wide-range of journalism and media jobs

No other journalism school wins more prizes at annual NCTJ Excellence in Journalism Awards

London's top-rated NCTJ journalism school for the last seven years

Officially the UK's top ranked fast-track NCTJ journalism course in 2012, 2013 & 2014.


"Making the news"

After graduating from News Associates, Funmi Olutoye earned a place on the prestigious ITV News training scheme. Here's the latest update on her progress, in her…


"Covering the stars"

Former News Associates graduate Rosie Hopegood joined The People's Love Sunday magazine as a feature writer within days of leaving her fast-track course. 


"Dream job"

Former News Associates graduate Tom Barclay on the editorial team at The Sun since 2011. He previously worked at the News of the World and the Daily Mail.


"Making a splash"

Emily Koch joined the Bristol Post after graduating and was named Young Journalist of the Year by the Society of Editors at their prestigious annual awards in 2012. Stories…


"Making break into nationals"

Emma Innes graduated News Associates and after working in local papers in north London, moved to the Daily Mail as a health reporter.


"Sky's the limit'

Tom MacLeod was working as presenter on Sky News just 18 months after graduating from News Associates.



News Associates trainees dominated the NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism. Pictured are Adam Knight (Scoop of the Year), Jennifer Morris (Features), David Churchill (News Reporter) & Hardeep Matharu (Features)

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Our Trainees

"If you want a qualification to your name then pick a name out of a hat. If you want to learn how to become a proper journalist - go to News Associates."

Kerry McCarthy, National Magazine Company

"It was an intense five months of hard work and the best bit was how hands-on and practical it was. I really enjoyed the challenges we were set to improve our news writing skills"

Emily Koch, Bristol Evening Post

"One of the main aspects which makes News Associates stand out is the work experience opportunities that are on offer, that's what got me my first job"

Frank Smith, Watford Observer

"The only way to survive this course is to live it and breath it. Shorthand is a tough nut to crack but if you put the work in then you will reap the rewards."

Nadia Mendoza, Daily Mail

"News Associates is the college all other journalism colleges should aspire to. The tutors and journalists are dedicated to making you as close to the finished article"

Sarah Gordon, Daily Mail

"Be more than prepared to work incredibly hard but once you come out the other end, you will believe that the News Associates course is the best choice you've ever made "

Rhodri Andrews, Bracknell News

"I can’t recommend this course highly enough. The work is hard and the hours are tough but it is so worth it in the end when you know you’ve got where you wanted to be."

Louise Robertson, Newsquest, London

"The rewards you reap from this course are there for everyone to see. The skills and work ethic I learnt there set me up perfectly."

Simon Ward, Zoo Magazine

"The tutors are all working journalists so they know what it takes to make it in the industry."

Joanna Till, Croydon Advertiser

"News Associates was a great place to learn my trade. I couldn’t have found a better place to do my NCTJ."

Max Wilkinson, Gloucestershire Echo

"The thing that most impressed me was the tutors’ willingness to go to extraordinary lengths to help you through the course and get you a job."

Ben Endley, Surrey Advertiser

"I learnt more in 20 weeks than I did in three years of an undergraduate journalism degree."

Craig Kemp, AP

"The tutors know what it takes to pass the NCTJ exams and work very hard to help each trainee get there. Despite finishing the course many years ago, I still seek their advice"

James Andrew, Mail Online

"Going in to a busy news room and already knowing how to deal with court stories, turn around accurate copy, fast and of course having 100wpm shorthand proved invaluable."

Natasha David-Hilton, Cavendish Press

"Everywhere I go and the people I speak to in the ‘journalism world’ all hold News Associates alumni in the highest regard – it’s a reputation that has helped to launch my career."

Dean Wilkins, Caters News Agency

"You will never work harder but everyone at News Associates works just as hard for you. It's the very best place to study journalism."

Nick Lustig, Daily Express

"News Associates set up me ideally for the demands of working as a journalist in a 21st century newsroom. If you want to work for a newspaper, there isn't a better course out there."

Elaine O'Flynn , Manchester Evening News

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