As a radio professional myself, I know just how difficult it can be to get a foot in the door of any news-based business, let alone develop the skills you'd acquire once in them. It was easier in my day, some twenty five years ago; you'd contact a radio station or newspaper, and you'd ask if you could go in and help for free, in return for some on-the-job training. Eventually, you'd get a bite.

These days, organisations are so busy, they don't have the time spare to accommodate work placements. 

In order to get started on your career now, you need to be able to hit the ground running, which means you will already need some of the knowledge and skills that you would have otherwise learned on a work placement, as recently as a decade ago.

As well as being a radio host and a DJ, I'm also a fully trained journalist. 

The aim of "Coffee and a Course" is simple; to arm you with the basics you'll need in order to convince a potential employer to invest their time into your future. 

Here's how it works:

We will meet for coffee, (it'll be on me!) and then we'll go through everything from basic techniques such as writing copy and editing copy, right through to law (very important), interviewing, (on the phone and one-to-one) producing audio and then editing that audio for broadcast. 

These sessions will be tailored to your own level of ability, and are designed to get you noticed by the decision makers as quickly as possible. I will also help you with establishing contacts.

Prices start from £25 per session depending on your ability, and each session is one hour. There are significant discounts for bulk-booking.

To arrange a free consultation by phone, contact me via this form, here, with a brief outline of where you're at now, and where you want to be.