The Sun says MOBOLISE is a new talent and recruitment platform from The MOBO Group, home of the iconic MOBO Awards, that supports and connects diverse professionals with career opportunities. It has just launched its new mentoring offering which will match individuals with experienced professionals from leading organisations for personalised guidance.
The new apprenticeship scheme is aimed at broadening diversity both in the newsroom and in The Sun’s showbiz content and coverage, with a focus on music and culture of Black origin.
The new partnership will see two successful applicants each receive a two-year contract with a competitive salary above the London living wage. The two year apprenticeship will see the successful applicants receive coaching, mentoring and support from The Sun and MOBOLISE. The apprentices will be immersed in the exciting world of entertainment journalism, as well as studying towards a fully-funded NCTJ Diploma.
Victoria Newton, editor-in-chief of The Sun, said: "I'm incredibly excited by this new partnership with MOBOLISE. The MOBO Awards have led the way in diversifying the music industry, and I hope our new scheme will build on the terrific work we've already done bringing in fresh, new diverse talent to The Sun’s newsroom.
“The Sun’s Bizarre column is the home of showbiz and music news, breaking the biggest exclusives with interviews with the UK's top celebrities, and this new initiative will strengthen that further, taking us to an even wider audience.”
CEO of MOBO Group, Kanya King CBE, said: “At MOBOLISE, we recognise the crucial importance of fostering a diverse workforce in the media industry. MOBOLISE was created to address the persistent systemic inequality in the workplace and is committed to bringing about genuine, enduring, and positive change, one opportunity at a time. We welcome The Sun’s apprenticeship offering, which aligns perfectly with our mission to create a more diverse and equitable workforce in the media sector. This forms part of a longer term commitment we have with News UK, where we will be working together for the next two years and beyond.”
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