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1 July 2022

Bauer’s Hits Radio Brand Network announces secondment scheme with Wisebuddah’s imager

As part of its Learning and Development programme, Bauer Media Audio UK has announced a unique secondment scheme for members of its production teams and Wisebuddah’s recently relaunched production platform imager.

Initially offered to production team members within the Hits Radio Brand Network, the partnership allows them to spend one day a week working at imager as a way of honing and developing their skills. Currently four members of staff working across the Hits Radio and Greatest Hits Radio Networks have undertaken the training opportunity, with placements available for future team members.

Chris Ward, Group Production Director for the Hits Radio Network worked with Phil Tozer, Managing Director, imager to develop the scheme. Chris said “It’s been a pleasure to partner with Phil and the team to create this secondment and training scheme for our producers within the Hits Radio Brand Network. It’s an unrivalled opportunity which will see them to develop their skillset by learning from some of the very best composers and imagers in the industry and allow us to harness that new-found knowledge to make our stations sound world-class.”

Phil added “The Hits Radio Network is a long-term client of imager CHR, and this collaboration sees the imager team lock horns every week with the Hits Radio imaging wizards to produce regular content which raises the bar of creativity.  With a focus on future facing branding and new ways to connect with listeners, it’s a project which we think will really cut through the noise.

Bauer Media is known for its strong learning culture, driven by its dedicated training provider the Bauer Academy. Since launching in 2015, the Bauer Academy has developed into a centre of excellence, providing world-class training to over 20,000 people.

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For further press information, please contact: 
Amelia O’Shea – Head of Communications, Bauer Media Audio UK 
E: M: 07718 489342 

Cat Martin – Communications Director, Bauer Media Audio 
E: M: 07932 746 363 

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 Brand 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 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.

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