Sports Journalism Project – PlacementForres
“The Opportunity Enhancement Trust is a brilliant thing to get involved in and can act as a great springboard for anyone looking to forge a career for themselves in sports journalism.
When I joined OET three years ago, it was my first real job, albeit on a part-time basis as I was still in school, and in being involved with the trust I have learned many transferable skills which will be of great benefit to me in any future career.
More specifically, my communicative skills have really improved since I first joined as I have built up quite a lot of experience speaking to both players
and managers in post-match interviews.
OET has provided me with a lot of opportunities and I have covered a variety of different matches, from the Highland League to SPFL. Additionally that has given the chance to write for the variety of different newspapers as well as the Highland League website. The highlight has to be seeing my Inverness Caley Thistle report published in The Times.
I know that this portfolio of matches I have built up over the years will be invaluable to me when writing my CV with a view to gaining a university place next year.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my first few years working for OET and I am very much looking forward to my time working with them in the future.”