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Josh Hollis

Reporting back on the start of an exciting career

A young journalist is happy to broadcast his thanks to the University of Sunderland’s Futures Fund after it helped him press on with his career and start writing his own story.

Josh Hollis studied News Journalism and during his degree requested money from the futures Fund to take advantage of a highly competitive three-week work placement scheme with Sky News in London.

Josh is now working as a Social Media Producer at BBC News in London and is thankful to the Fund for enabling him to learn invaluable skills that have set him on his way.

He said: “The Futures Fund enabled me to take advantage of this great opportunity to work at the very top of the news industry, pick up incredibly valuable skills from working with Sky News’ digital and iPad teams, and produce my own published content.

“It allowed me to get an incredible experience that I was then able to use in my University portfolio and modules, which definitely contributed to the First Class degree I received on graduation.

“I became the first trainee to be placed within the BBC’s Visual Journalism department, and have been told that it was my experience at Sky News that really helped me stand out and increase my chances of employment.”


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