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12 November 2020

Bauer Media signs up to government’s kickstart scheme, to provide routes into the media industry

Bauer Media has signed up to the UK government’s new ‘kickstart’ scheme, in the latest step in the company’s commitment to greater diversity and inclusion.

Home to world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, KISS, Magic and Absolute Radio and print titles such as Grazia and Empire magazines, the placements will provide an incredible and unique experience for young people seeking their first role in the media industry.

In order to attract the very best talent, Bauer are committed to ensuring equal opportunity for all that want to work at Bauer and constantly review the best way to attract and recruit new people from all backgrounds into the business.

In signing up to this innovative new scheme which has been created for 16-24-year-old jobseekers, Bauer is looking to welcome applicants from across the UK, with the successful candidates able to develop their skills in one of the world’s largest media companies.

The programme will be run by the Bauer Academy, the Government registered training division of Bauer Media, which provides Apprenticeship Standard training for Bauer’s radio and publishing professionals and other companies including ITV, Reach PLC, Immediate Media. Work placements will be available within all core areas of the business, from broadcasting and journalism, to sales and marketing.

Bauer Media’s People and Culture Director, Sarah Barnes said “At Bauer we work hard to level the playing field so that all can access opportunities within our teams, and so we were really drawn by the government’s fantastic new kickstart programme that aims to give unemployed young people a future.

“These promising young individuals will have the unique opportunity to apply for placements that provide on-the-job training, skills development and mentoring from some of the UK media industry’s most well-respected professionals, giving them the well-deserved first break that can so often be hard to come by, particularly in the ongoing climate.”

The placements will commence within Bauer from November 2020. Applicants should head to the jobhelp website for more information. For further information on the Kickstart scheme, head to the Government website.


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For more information, please contact:

Cat Martin – Bauer Media Communications Director (Radio)

T: 07932 746 363

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.

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