The application process is simple, but you must complete it in one go, so please prepare the following before you start filling out the form:

  1. You must be able to attend the entirety of the initial training course (8-9 February inclusive in London).
  2. We need to see what you’re like in a broadcast situation. Either send us a recording of yourself on TV/radio, or answer two questions about your subject area to camera. Bear in mind that you will need to submit a link to that recording during this application, so have it ready beforehand. We’re looking for content and style/tone - don’t worry about production quality (click here for a guide to create your own at home).
  3. If appropriate, you must have sought approval from your employer for taking the course and being subsequently booked for media interviews by our team.

It costs us about £3,000 to provide one place on the programme for a year. We ask participants to pay a proportion of that cost depending on the ability of you and/or your organisation to pay. Full scholarships are also available for those who otherwise would not be able to attend.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Friday 5th January