Corby Radio Academy looks for new graduates

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Corby Radio Academy is looking for new students for its next course.

The academy course has been running for years and offers youngsters the chance to gain experience in the radio and media industry. Students from the academy have gone on to a huge range of careers, including placements within major media organisations. Others go on to present shows on Corby Radio and many also use the experience when applying for related courses at university.

The 12-week course is currently ran by resident DJ Dave Irving, who acts as the lead tutor. Dave has been involved with Corby Radio since it began and he presents a Sunday evening show on Corby Radio and a breakfast show at another local station. Academy graduates Blane Chalmers and Martin Brown, both 17, also help. Blane, a Year 13 student who has been involved with the academy for the past five years, also presents two shows with the station. Year 12 student Martin has been involved for almost three years and also presents a show on the station.

The course consists of five modules covering everything from news production to commercial editing.

The academy is now looking for people to enrol for its next course, which starts on January 9. To apply email academy@corbyradio.com