The NUJ is committed to providing members with the advice and skills they need to pursue a successful career in the media, or act as an effective union rep.
The NUJ runs a wide range of skills development courses. Along with giving careers advice, we run courses from feature writing to web design to multi-platform courses using all the latest digital technologies.
By working closely with members, prominent industry bodies, universities and colleges, we are able to provide a wide array of courses that are topical and tailored to the needs of journalists today.
The NUJ's Professional training work is overseen by an elected committee, Profcom
Trade Union training
The NUJ is committed to providing high quality training for its reps, a crucial factor in building effective union representation on behalf of members.
The NUJ offers a range of practical trade union training courses – all free to members.
All representatives, experienced and new, are encouraged to get trained, enabling the union to increase its effectiveness within the industry for the benefit of all members.
Customised training workshops
The NUJ can organise bespoke training for groups of members, chapels or branches when there is no specific course available to meet their needs.
Each workshop focuses on the topics most relevant to the individual branch such as introducing new members to the workings of the NUJ and exploring the advantages of being a member.
NUJ Training Scotland
The Scottish office has developed its own programme of training to enable chapel officers to handle grievance and disciplinary hearings. NUJ Training Scotland offers training and retraining in technical, language and union activities. For the full range of courses and training activities offered in Scotland, both online and through organised training events click here
NUJ Training Wales
Wales has its own funding from the Welsh Government for subsidised professional skills training, mentoring and networking events.
For full details on organised face-to-face workshops, our Social Media Roadshow, online courses and networking events please go to our website: www.nujtrainingwales.org