When the coronavirus pandemic hit the UK in March, we realised that we would have to pause our hosting service. We also quickly realised that many young people were going to be affected.

As newsrooms closed their doors and journalists began working from home, work experience placements and internships got cancelled. When the economy began to falter, many news organisations lost advertising revenue and announced sweeping redundancies and hiring freezes.

We decided to pivot to providing as much support as we could remotely. PressPad Remote was born.

PressPad Remote is now bigger, bolder, and better than ever! 


After successfully raising money in our 2020 crowdfunder, we aim to help the journalists of tomorrow even more through our exclusive one-to-one CV clinics, peer networking, masterclasses, commissioning workshops, Q&As and more. By removing the financial and geographical barriers and by providing motivation, community, training, mentorship and professional and personal connections we aim to diversify and ultimately improve the media.

Why PressPad Remote? 


Unlike other remote career webinars, everything provided as part of the Remote programme is totally free – even the intensive one-to-one 30-minute CV clinics. 

According to The Sutton Trust almost half of current undergraduates (46%) believe the pandemic has had a negative effect on their chances of funding a job and 39% of graduate employers say they expect to hire fewer graduates, or none at all, in the next 12 months. While we hope recent government funding for apprenticeship schemes can buck this trend, it’s clear that the economic impact of the pandemic is likely to last for some team and we believe PressPad Remote provides much-needed valuable, accessible and inclusive support. 


Our Masterclasses


Note: Our speed networking events are not recorded and the recording of our commissioning workshops is only shared with the event participants.




We’re proud to say nearly 8,000 people accessed PressPad Remote events during the first season of the programme. Anyone in the world could take part in it free of charge and it was delivered with the same standards of excellence and inclusivity as everything PressPad does.

After successfully pivoting to delivering this online programme, we have developed a strong reputation among journalists young and old. We have received incredible feedback from participants and have even seen attendees get commissions, job interviews and even jobs themselves after coming to one of our sessions.

Here’s more about the impact we had and some stats we are proud of:

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