Students normally leave Highbury College for a trainee post with a regional newspaper or agency, and after that the sky is the limit.
With an NCTJ qualification in the bag, that will be your passport to a job, and thanks to an extensive network of contacts built up by Highbury College journalism tutors, they will help students to find work, including help with CV writing and job interview techniques.
It would normally take you between three and five years to work your way up to a national newspaper. Political correspondents John Pienaar and Mark Austin are just two former Highbury students who have reached the top of their profession.
Thousands of others enjoy successful careers, working their way up to editor or specialist posts, such as sports reporters or financial correspondents.