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Kick-Start your Career in Radio with Learning Waves' 360 Bootcamp

Always dreamed about having a career in radio? Well, now's your chance!

Learning Waves Skillnet, the training body for the Independent Commercial Radio Sector in Ireland has designed the 360 Broadcast Bootcamp course to give graduates and those seeking employment in the industry the opportunity to gain skills in the broadcasting area.

Since the onset of Covid 19, this course has been delivered online by the network.

Course Content

The course is designed and delivered by radio experts working across the sector along with external trainers used by the network.  In the course participants will gain an insight into the following :

  • The Radio Landscape in Ireland
  • Radio Programme Planning
  • Breakfast Show Presentation
  • Voice Training
  • Introduction to Media Law
  • Creating audio and video content using your mobile phone
  • Social Media and the role it plays in the radio landscape
  • Researching, producing and presenting content for radio
  • Writing and Presenting News stories
  • The role of Commercial Production in radio
  • CV and Demo preparation along with interview skills
  • Project Presentation
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In addition to the above, participants will have the unique opportunity to meet directly with industry experts, including Programme Directors, Breakfast Show Presenters, News Editors, Social Media Editors, Commercial Production staff, and many more from across the industry.

Course Delivery

The course will be delivered via Zoom over 10 weeks, one evening per week with participants completing final projects at the end of the ten weeks.  A mentor will be provided to participants over the course of the programme to assist and guide with projects.

Application Details

Applications for the course are currently closed.  The course is due to run again from September 2021.  Those interested in participating in the course should register their interest here. Once course dates have been finalised the application form for the course will be forwarded to those who have registered an interest in the programme.

The course is limited to 15 participants.  The course is fully funded by Skillnet Ireland under the Skills Connect Initiative through Learning Waves Skillnet.  Application criteria apply. To register your interest in the September program please send us your details by clicking here.

Previous Participants

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Learning Waves has been successfully delivering this course since 2015 and participants from the course have included :

  • Garrett Mulhall, Breakfast Producer, Newstalk
  • Aoife O'Brien, Social Media Editor, Classic Hits
  • Jessica Maciel, Presenter, Today FM
  • Daniel Considine, Senior News Reporter, Galway Bay FM
  • Jessica Spencer, Presenter, FRQ.fm
  • Ben Corbett, Digital Audio Producer, A Million Ads
  • JJ Clarke, Producer, 98FM
  • Dearbhla Gavin, Broadcast Journalist, BBC News
  • Jason Collins, Presenter, East Coast FM, KFM Radio and 8Radio
  • Michelle Heffernan, Presenter, Beat.

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