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10 May 2023

Bauer Academy and the Power Up Agency announce new partnership

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The two organisations will be working together to ‘power up’ businesses in the creative and commercial sectors across Greater Manchester, Yorkshire and the North-East

Bauer Academy and The Power Up Agency are delighted to announce a new partnership that looks set to support around 50 new apprentices in a number of different creative and commercial industries across the north of England.

The innovative new training programme is centred around project management and leadership development and is supported by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce who will employ the apprentices, hosting them with various employers for the duration of an 18-month apprenticeship.

Apprentices will be undertaking the Business Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship as ‘Creative Project Assistant’, with the aim being that learners will progress to Level 5 and Level 7 leadership qualifications. Power Up Agency will ensure the most suitable apprentices are matched to the roles and businesses available, making the process as smooth and successful as possible for all involved.

Project Director, Joss Underwood, said: “We are reaching out to creative and cultural organisations to see if they are open to hosting an apprentice for an initial six-month placement. This is the perfect opportunity to access diverse, local talent with support from Greater Manchester Chamber and Bauer Academy. The employers who take part will receive all the benefits that taking on an apprentice brings, while we take care of matching the business with the right apprentice and employing them.”

The Power Up Agency will be partnering with Bauer Academy to co-create the curriculum for the apprentices. At the core of Bauer Academy’s values is co-creation, which they believe sets them apart from other apprenticeship training providers. Bauer Academy’s fundamental values prioritise the apprentice; ensuring they are supported and engaged throughout their apprenticeship.

Genevieve Potter, Client & Performance Director – Bauer Academy said: “Our position within Bauer Media makes us uniquely positioned to amplify the Power Up brand. We applaud the Power Up vision to create long term, earn as you learn apprenticeship opportunities and are excited to begin to equip the next generation of new talent with essential, real-world skills.”


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About Bauer Academy:

Bauer Academy is a unique training provider owned by and located inside one of the world’s biggest media businesses, Bauer Media Group. We deliver Apprenticeship training to individuals already working in the media industry to develop their skills as well as young people wishing to gain media specific qualifications on entry to the industry. We are on the Register of Government Approved Apprenticeship Training Providers and deliver courses in a vocational learning style, offering work-based experience throughout.

The Bauer Academy also proudly runs a number community projects in partnership with various other businesses, with grants and funding including the Big Lottery, Princes Trust, European Social Fund and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. These projects help to create unique training projects for both private and public sector clients.

About Bauer Media UK:

Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Magic, Absolute Radio and the Hits Radio Network. These brands offer commercial partners access to highly engaged audiences, with creative solutions underpinned by insight and instinct. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately-owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.

About Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce:

  • Greater Manchester Chamber Is the largest Chamber of Commerce In the UK.
  • The Chamber provides first-class business support through a range of tailored services and networking opportunities and uses its Influence with local and central government to lobby on behalf of Its members as the voice of the Greater Manchester business community.
  • The Chamber Is an Independent, not-for profit private company, working to create a better business environment for Its members.
  • The Chamber covers Manchester, Salford, Wigan, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Trafford, Tameside and Stockport.
  • The Chamber Is an accredited member of the British Chambers of Commerce – one of only 53 Chambers across the UK.
  • Greater Manchester Chamber was founded In 2004, but traces Its roots back to 1794

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