Recommendation: Andy Keeble

“Ewan has been a regular contributor to the North Devon Gazette since joining us on a week’s work placement in February 2014. Even as a secondary school pupil, he showed confidence, passion and most importantly, real aptitude for journalism. At the time, Ewan very quickly demonstrated a flair for news writing after listening to advice from the journalists he worked with. He shadowed reporters and produced several of his own articles, most of which were published online and in print. Ewan also adapted well to the office environment and has since volunteered his time to assist the newsdesk on several occasions. He is always willing to help out and often comes to us with story ideas of his own that he goes on to execute with precision and panache.

“Ewan always comes armed with enthusiasm, ideas and a friendly smile – I’ve no doubt he’ll become an asset to any newsroom he’s given the opportunity to contribute to.”

Andy Keeble was South West Group Editor for national newspaper publisher Archant. This meant he edited the North Devon Gazette, for whom Ewan has reported for the last four years, alongside multiple other successful titles across the South West of England.

Further reference on request: Camilla Turner – Education Editor, The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph. Contact camilla.turner@telegraph.co.uk