Over the years we have sent our project members on a number of project related visits which have helped them with there research and gaining an indepth understanding into real life jobs. Among those visited have been the BBC studios, The Scottish Parliament, The Fringe festival, The Filmhouse, Rolling Stone Magazine, Radio Eins, The Red Cross press dept among many others.
In co-operation with the German company Curso eG, based in Berlin, we are hosting a European Union funded project within Edinburgh for a lucky select number of project members who reside in Germany. Stay tuned for our update and EU guide!
"In a competitive market getting as much work experience as you can, helps in your future chosen career"
Nicky H, Editorial Manager, i-on Magazine
"Experience is key for getting your foot in the journalism door. Write without ceasing."
Edd M, Cultural Journalist
"Read out everything you write to get a different perspective and If you sound confident, you will feel confident and enjoy whatever you do."
Anne B, Senior Broadcast Journalist
"Work experience placements provide a fantastic opportunity for would-be journalists to prove their worth in a working environment. They are a chance to build skills, a portfolio and contacts within the industry. Do your homework before going on placement so you know who you're writing for and bring ideas for stories, interviews or features with you. Making a good impression on journalism placements can lead to commissions, shifts or even a job later in your career, so try to find something to make your mark with while your there - whether that's a strong interview or a new online feature."
Laura O, Editor, journalism.co.uk
Our past project members visited the legendary Rolling Stone Magazine in Berlin.
The Exberliner is the ultimate city guide – our past project members visited the Head quarters in Berlin.
A popular visit in Edinburgh for the students.
"Filmhouse is delighted to be part of your stay. Edinburgh is such a beautiful and cultural place, we're sure you'll enjoy your time here."
Filmhouse is Scotland's premier independent cinema and home of the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the recently founded Centre for the Moving Image.
Our past project members have had many a tour at one of the most influential car manufacturers in the world. Mercedes world is based in Berlin.
Citytravelreview project members had a positive memorable visit to the popular Tip magazine based in Berlin
"The world of journalism is a tough one to get into, especially without experience. This is where internships and work experience roles become a vital part of a journalist’s budding career.
Gaining vital experience of the day-to-day activities a journalist encounters and developing your skills within established companies is a great way to become more valuable to an employer whilst building up your portfolio."
CTR project members have taken many an interesting visit to the Edinburgh storytelling centre for research on their guide.
The Scottish Storytelling festival - Visiting European tellers join with the best of Scotland’s artists at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, right at the heart of Scotland’s Festival City, for ten days of outstanding performances, and they will also embark on journeys to Skye, Bute & Arran, Inner and Outer Hebrides, Shetland and Orkney. Follow them and travel on to Scotland’s Islands for the full festival experience.
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A creative visit in Edinburgh for the students.
Stills is a vibrant platform for creativity. Our integrated programmes illuminate the fascinating medium of photography, exploring everything from its technical and aesthetic developments through to the central role it plays in contemporary culture.
Berlin online is a popular online newspaper based in Berlin. Past project members on the CTR programme have been able to gain a deeper understanding of the online journalism world on various company visits to the headquarters in Berlin via the CTR programme.
Find our project on Go Abroad.
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Find our programmes on the popular up-to-the-minute site studentbeans.com
CTR has been working in partnership with Brewer's Berlin Tours since 2008. They are a family of friends who are passionate about their city, its complex history and who love showing visitors why Berlin is so unique. They pride themselves on leading tours of intimate-sized groups, free from scripts and pre-determined routes. Every Brewer's experience will be one to remember.
CTR works in co-operation with a number of projects with the Berlin based company Curso eG who also recruits project members from Germany, Austria and Switzerland under the banner "Praktikum Reisejournalismus in Edinburgh".
Our projects can be found on UsefulStudents.com who match university students looking for one-off and temporary jobs, with businesses and people looking to gain access to a verified intelligent workforce.
Our project members have visited the HQ of Visit Scotland based in Edinburgh. Visit Scotland also receive the published e-books created by our project members in Edinburgh.
Our project members have visited the Hub in Edinburgh
The Hub, is Edinburgh’s iconic landmark, towers over the heart of Edinburgh city, gloriously which dominates the skyline on the Royal Mile between famous Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. The hub accommodates events during the International Festival each year, The Hub also offers a truly unique and spectacular space for a variety of events, including conferences, banquets, weddings, educational workings and exhibitions.
OnCourse is a new quarterly magazine set to become the resource students cannot do without. It enables school-leavers to highlight and find academic and other opportunities, as well as providing information to students and post-graduates. Free on request to all students in Scotland, it compliments and is complimented by its interactive website, and brings together information about courses available at colleges and Universities, as well as apprenticeships, work experience opportunities, sandwich courses, and a variety of training schemes. Leaders of business and industry are profiled and the magazine features up-to-date information about gap year activities.
In partnership with Euro news our citytravelreview project members had an entertaining visit and an in depth insight into the media at the Euro news Headquarters in Lyon.
In association with generation Y - It’s most definitely tricky being a young person in todays world – a world that is in constant flux, with innovative ideas and creativity, confidence and mobility can possibly be the key to help young people tread a new successful path. Generation Y (Euro news programme) explores and discovers what indeed makes the young people of today tick.
Our launch to one of our newest projects was a great success and here is a link to our new Lyon partners.
ARD-Hauptstadtstudio is one of the main television studios in Berlin operated jointly by the members of the federal broadcasting network ARD. Our project members in Berlin had a fantastic project related visit.