Extraordinary students join the Barking and Dagenham Post for takeover
PUBLISHED: 07:00 24 May 2015 | UPDATED: 09:59 27 July 2020
Overcoming adversity, studying in a new country and the will to succeed shone through as scores of students pitched for a spot on our student takeover team.
Next month 16 Barking and Dagenham College students - almost twice the number who took part last year - will join the news team and create their very own edition of the Post.
In the lead up to the project they will learn every aspect of the business through a series of editorial, commercial and digital mentoring sessions before shadowing the news team at our headquarters.
Once they’ve honed their skills and learned a few tricks of the trade our team will relocate to the college for takeover week where it’s over to them to run the show.
But that’s not all. Two lucky students will win 10 week paid internships in either the editorial or commercial department at the Post fulfilling the ethos of the college in preparing students ready to work.
Those who made the shortlists were tasked with pitching a marketing campaign to a panel of judges including Post editor Michael Adkins, publishing director Steven Mitchell, Barking and Dagenham College’s head of marketing Jay Sheik and Adnan Mahmood, the college’s chief entrepreneurial leader Adnan Mahmood.
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