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Real Yorkshire looks for radio students

GMG’s Real Radio Yorkshire has announced details of its ‘Real Academy’ training courses which will run over 10 weeks starting next Spring.

It’s the 9th year that the station has run the courses, which teach students about all aspects of the commercial radio industry and finishes with the production of a mock breakfast show.

With only 12 places available on the course, GMG Radio say they once again expect a high number of applicants. ‘Real Academy’ students complete 12 three-hour sessions which include presenting, news and sport reporting, advertising sales, promotions and marketing, and programming production. Staff from Real Radio Yorkshire are involved in teaching the modules at the station’s base alongside the M62 near Leeds – and on graduation students are presented with an industry-recognised certificate.

John Simons, GMG Radio Group Programme Director, said: “The Real Academy is something we are deeply proud of here at GMG Radio. Graduates from The Academy have gone on to work in all areas of radio and also into TV. We see this as an investment in our industry’s future and a way of nurturing and realising the potential of the talented individuals on the course. We are looking forward to welcoming the class of ’12 for 2012.”

Jamie Fletcher, Senior Broadcast Journalist at Real Radio and lead coordinator of The Real Academy, said: “This is the ninth year we‘ve run the Real Radio Academy and we are very proud of it. The Academy offers the potential to find our future stars of radio; not only those in front of the microphone but those all important people behind it in Sales, Marketing or production. Previous years have seen graduates go onto pursue careers across the radio and broadcasting industry.”

Full information and application form is available on the station’s website, with applications being accepted from 5 December.

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