Up To Speed’s Becki Chester has found the perfect way to combine her legal training with her NCTJ qualification – a job working for The Lawyer.
Becki found out she had been offered the job today, just a few weeks after completing the Fast-Track journalism course at Up To Speed.
“I’m so excited, it is just the perfect job for me,” said Becki, who has been appointed as a junior editor.
Her first job in journalism comes a year after Becki left the University of Southampton with a degree in Law. Her interest in reporting had been kindled while working for the university newspaper, Wessex Scene. Becki travelled around South America when she graduated and then joined Up To Speed’s Spring course.
Graduates interested in following in Becki’s footsteps can still apply for the spring 2011 course and opt to specialise in news reporting, magazine journalism, sports reporting or photojournalism.
The courses take place at the Bournemouth Daily Echo’s building in Up To Speed’s own newsroom.