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Bauer Radio to set up academy for graduates

Published: Friday, 10 February 2012   Category: All Graduate Jobs News | All Graduate job news

Bauer Media has announced plans to set up a ‘Radio Academy’ to find new talent and invest in graduates.

Seven graduate positions will be created along with a new commercial trainer role.

The selection process for graduates will begin soon and the lucky seven will be enrolled onto a seven week programme in the Bauer Radio Academy. 

Dee Ford, Group MD for Bauer Radio, told Radio Today; “We want Bauer to become the industry’s ‘best-in-class’ for staff training and development, so the launch of the Radio Academy is a great step in proving our long-term commitment to investing in people.”

“With the new commercial trainer and graduate trainee positions on board, we’re confident that the higher quality output and deliverables from our local sales teams to our clients will positively impact on our revenue and share. With initiatives like the Radio Academy, Bauer is quickly carving out a reputation as a destination employer in the media industry.”

Investing in current staff and new talent is a key focus for Bauer Media.

The commercial trainer role is a senior position and the chosen candidate will report to Martin Ball, MD of Wave 105 radio on the South Coast.

Mr. Ball commented on the new roles and Radio Academy, saying; "We firmly believe that energised, impassioned staff will deliver improved longer-term client relationships and service levels – happy inspired staff equals happy customers."

Despite high levels of unemployment, graduates are still sought after by companies. A recent poll from Xpert HR found that 75.8% of employers are trying to add graduates to their workface. A staggering 90% of firms plan on doing this in the first half of the year.

The survey found that before the recession in the UK, there was a healthy balance of supply and demand between available graduate jobs and the number of graduates. However, this has shifted towards an increased number of graduates in recent times.

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