Traineeship available with Somer Valley FM

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Minimum of 10 hours per week, more hours negotiable

Somer Valley has launched careers in: marketing, administration, journalism, management, media and broadcasting. Now there are new, exciting opportunities for you to get your career going. From politics to sport, (and of course music) if you've got something to say, this is a great place for you to get your voice heard.

This would be ideal for anyone interested in business admin, accounting, IT, marketing, management, broadcasting and media.

Somer Valley FM went from nothing to winning a national award in under 5 years. It is a dynamic and cutting edge contemporary media organisation that places individuals and communities at the heart of what it does.

Since 2008 over 1000 people have benefited from our training and volunteering programmes with us. Building skills whilst having fun has proved a very successful mix.

We will give training to introduce you to the all that goes on in a radio station. There's much more to it than just being on a mic! This could include:

  • Selecting chart music for playlists
  • Creating news and whats on features
  • Kit and software management
  • Making radio that's relevant to you and your friends
  • If numbers are more your thing, then there's plenty to do supporting a business

Once you've found your feet, there will be more opportunities to develop those skills you need for your career.

Somer Valley is at the heart of a business network across the region. There is potential to spend a couple of weeks with some of Somer Valley's business partners, for example Advetec and Natural Biotics.

We are always looking for fresh talent. You might find a place here or with one of our many partners.

To find out more talk to Dom at Somer Valley FM on: 01761 568004 or Helen at Bath College on: 01225 328602.

Skills required

  • able to work independently and as part of a team
  • able to work to strict deadlines
  • basic level of literacy and numeracy

Personal qualities

  • commitment to the project
  • desire to get on and achieve
  • willingness to help others
  • ambition

If you are 16-18 and you attend the full week you will be entitled to an allowance of 30 a week.

If you are 18-24 you are still eligible to claim Job Seeker's Allowance. However if you are 18 and already claiming JSA you will not receive both allowances.

You must be between 16-24 to apply for this position. Or 25 and have an Education Health Plan (EHC)

If you have already completed and passed a Level 3 qualification you are not eligible for this programme.

Knowledge of the area in which we broadcast is desirable, this includes; Radstock, Midsomer Norton, Westfield, Stratton, Coleford, Peasedown St John, Paulton and Farrington Gurney.

This is a media environment but this is an opportunity is also open to candidates who doesn't want to develop direct broadcasting skills. Business administration, IT and marketing skills will also be developed.

Successful applicants will spend 1 day a week on the traineeship course. This involves a non-accredited employability course and functional skills in maths and English.