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Trinity Mirror axes recruitment scheme

Published: Wednesday, 02 July 2008   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

Newspaper group Trinity Mirror has halted its recruitment scheme, blaming the current economic climate, according to reports.

The news has hit candidates for two graduate roles Daily Mirror set to begin this autumn, as well as current university students hoping to join the newspaper in the future, reports the Guardian.

A spokesman for Trinity Mirror said: "In the current economic climate we must ensure our cost base is as variable as possible.

"For that reason, we have put in place a recruitment freeze which will remain in place for the foreseeable future."

Graduates on the Mirror scheme earn around £18,500 while training, participating in a four-month course on a Press Association training scheme in Newcastle and taking on roles at the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and the People.

According to the report, there are currently 12 graduates at various stages on the scheme.

Rival newspaper group Johnston Press recently announced reorganisation proposals which could see 34 job losses across its weekly newspaper network.

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