Get on-board with Future Radio!
Future Radio offers opportunities to young people to learn new radio skills as a step towards a career in the media by volunteering as a Broadcast Assistant.
For many of those who have worked with Future the community radio has represented the first step into the job market and, according to their responses, a great help towards their degree.
From our point of view the support that a Broadcast Assistant provide us is huge. From booking guests and helping presenters producing their programmes, to coordinating projects, uploading shows online to helping to run the station!
We do take student broadcast assistants as interns arranged through their university, however if you've already graduated or are looking to gain experience working in the media then this will be for you.
“The year I spent with Future Radio, was one of the most enriching experiences I have had. Jumping headfirst into an industry I barely knew or had at that point considered as a career path was challenging, but worth every moment. I gained valuable skills in broadcasting, team management, volunteer relations, and more importantly self-confidence. The way the station and charity are run has inspired me to pursue a career in radio broadcasting. Despite having to deal with the challenges of a global pandemic, I wouldn’t change anything about my time with Future Radio. I loved every minute.” Claire Allen, 2019/20 Bournemouth University student
“As a broadcast assistant at Future Radio I helped with all of the essential operations for a 24/7 broadcasting radio station. Throughout the year I was trained for increasingly important procedures: I graduated from simply editing and uploading broadcasted shows for listen again, to scheduling an entire week of radio broadcast. I am grateful to the Future Radio team for an enjoyable and informative year in industry.” Jack Roberts, 2019/20 Huddersfield University student
“My year at Future was really fun and rewarding. Working in the office was a blast and I got to meet lots of interesting people. I got to learn about every sector of running a radio station from booking guests to running the desk. The team allowed us the freedom to work on projects that followed our interests. I used the experience I gained at Future to get more involved in my university media when I got back and hope to go on to work in radio more. I would definitely recommend getting involved!" Erin Snell, 2019/20 Bournemouth University student.