In November 2018, the Premier League Apprenticeship scheme won Innovator of the Year at the 2018 NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) Awards for Excellence. The 2017/18 apprentices all found full-time, paid work in the industry within six weeks of graduation: Sammy Brough (video content producer, Millwall FC), Jack Kinnersley (sports reporter, Mailonline.co.uk) Adam Powers, Matt Penn, Rhys Daly, Ryan Taylor (sports reporters, Daily Express).
Six second-year sport journalism students have just won apprenticeships with Brighton and Hove Albion for the 2019/20 season. They are: Tom Kelly, Jacob Panons, Matthew Watkinson, Frankie Levin, Lee Saunders and Ciaran Wiseman. As Matchday Media Assistants they will be involved with covering the club’s Premier League fixtures, interviewing high-profile managers and players from the top-flight of English football.