PA graduate wins the PPA New Business Media Journalist Of The Year 2017 award
Press Association Training, London is celebrating a great performance by one of our trainees.
Layla Haidrani, who recently completed 9 week magazine journalism course was shortlisted for both the New Business Media Journalist Of The Year and the New Talent Breakthrough Award.
Delighted to have won New Business Journalist Of The Year #PPANewTalent thanks to my amazing team @NurseStandard @rcni 🎉🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/A0GQLmO62f
— Layla Haidrani (@layla_haidrani) March 16, 2017
"Since graduating from the Press Association, I’ve been working as Editorial Assistant at RCNi Publishing. It covers the UK's biggest selling weekly nursing magazine and nine monthly specialist journals covering mental health nursing, learning disability practice, nursing children and young people and emergency nursing. I’ve also been freelancing for the likes of VICE, The Debrief and Refinery29 among others.
"A lot of other journalism courses are very theoretical but from the very beginning, the PA course was very hands-on and threw me right in at the deep end – just like in the workplace."
"Without PA Training I wouldn't have my job. Employers value the name 'PA' and it certainly opens doors. The teachers are supportive and have incredible contacts. They encourage you to aim high and help you get into national newsrooms - on my course people ended up on training schemes at the BBC, the Mirror and the Daily Mail."
Catherine Wyatt // Trainee Journalist, Press Association