Simone Wilkinson

Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

Currently I am finishing off my degree in journalism, this is alongside working one day per week at a local newspaper called The County Antrim Post. I have worked hard to create a substantial portfolio of work experience in my time as a student for powerful media outlets such as BBC Sport N.I and UTV. As well as more local news outlets such as Ballymena Guardian, and 7fm, I also interned with leading fashion and lifestyle magazine Local Women for the summer of 2011.

I also have an NCTJ qualification in Media Law and Court reporting.

Previous to starting my degree I worked in retail managment, becoming a branch manageress at only 19 years old. I still appricate good retailing and work part time with high street retailer New Look.

I am a newly wed and enjoy spending time with my new husband (still can't get used to that) and our King Charles puppy 'Louis' as well as our amazing friends and families. I am extremely career driven and prepared to work very, very hard to acheive my goals