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8 April 2021

Bauer Media continues to give 16-24s their start in publishing and radio with extended Government Kickstart programme

Following the success of Bauer Media’s first round of the Government Kickstart programme, where thirty 16-24-year-olds were employed across the business, Bauer Media will be expanding the scheme and welcoming a second round of applicants.

Home to world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment, the new placements will include opportunities for young job-seekers to work with leading publishing and radio brands such as Greatest Hits Radio, Mojo, Grazia, Mother & Baby, Yours, heat, Closer and Empire as well as Bauer Media’s charity Cash for Kids, giving more young people their first roles within the media industry.

The programme, run by Bauer Media’s training division Bauer Academy, will provide a new intake of ‘Kickstarters’ six-month paid placements across all core areas of the business, from broadcasting and journalism, to sales and marketing.

The extension of the Kickstart programme is a testament to Bauer’s commitment to greater diversity and inclusion. With no formal qualifications or experience needed to apply for these roles, the company continues to focus on attracting the very best talent, from all backgrounds across the UK.

Chris Duncan, CEO UK Publishing, said: “We were keen to support the Kickstart scheme and have been blown away by the great people coming into our business that otherwise we might have missed. I’m particularly impressed that within the few short months since our first intake we have recruited two Kickstarters into permanent roles and gone back for more. Already this looks to be a win for all involved and we thank the Government for their support – long may it continue.”

Applications for the first Kickstart roles close on Friday 16th April. Applicants can find more information and ways to apply at the Bauer Media Careers Hub and below.

Storytelling Executive – Grazia Magazine 

Storytelling Executive – MOJO Magazine

Storytelling Executive – Real Life Magazines

Storytelling Executive – Audio Marketing

Storytelling Executive – Commercial Content (Affiliate)

Storytelling Executive – Design

Cash For Kids Storytelling Executive 


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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.

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.

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