Global Academy Invests in Future

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Global Radio, parent company of both Capital and Classic FM, is building for the future with a new training program they call “The Global Academy.” Media Monkey John Plunkett from the The Guardian in the U.K. reports:

Global Academy [is] offering internships and work experience placements to more than 500 people a year.

A “work experience placement” is British for a part-time gig. Interns who complete 30 hours of service over a 3 to 4 month period are offered paid positions. The placements will be spread across Global Radio’s media properties, including Capital, Classic FM, the Heart network, LBC, Xfm, Choice and Gold.

Here’s a description of the program from the Global Academy Website:

From Europe’s largest commercial radio company comes the Global Academy – your chance to get valuable experience in the radio and entertainment industry.

The Global Academy provides a structured and tangible program that offers an unprecedented opportunity to get experience in radio. We offer real placements, real experience and real personal development.

When we checked in at the VCU Brandcenter a few months ago we talked about the importance of connecting those with passion and ability to the correct opportunities and training. It’s wonderful to see another advertising giant supporting this ethos. Global Academy founder, Ashley Tabor, worked in hospital radio during his teenage years and has an obvious passion for the medium.

The Global Academy was announced at the Student Radio Conference in Leeds, UK on Tuesday, April 7.

Photo courtesy of Mishel Churkin, used under its Creative Commons license

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