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How It Works

The Radio Academy Mentoring Programme (RAMP) is for radio and audio professionals who are driven to succeed and are facing a career challenge, such as:

  • Making the step up to the next level
  • Dealing with new responsibilities following a promotion
  • Embracing new ways of working
  • Setting up as a freelancer or running their own production company
  • Moving between public service and commercial culture
  • Returning to work after a career break or redundancy
  • Making a move into a different discipline

RAMP will provide mentees with:

  • A carefully matched mentor for six sessions of one-to-one mentoring
  • An induction so that they know what is expected of them
  • Networking events
  • Ongoing support from the RAMP mentoring director

This scheme requires mentees to be committed and proactive; they will be selected on what they can bring to the group as well as what they might gain from being mentored:

  • Mentees will be part of an action learning set (ALS) - structured sessions for small groups to address challenging and complex issues together. Each set will meet once a month.
  • Every mentee will deliver a one-hour seminar on a subject of their choice to the rest of the mentees.
  • Mentees will commit to attending all of the seminars and action learning set meetings.
  • Mentees will attend an induction day and debrief day.

We would love to hear from you if you are:

  • Working in any role within broadcast radio or audio production. For example: production, presentation, journalism, technology, craft, commercial and support roles.
  • Have more than five years’ professional experience in the industry
  • Able to attend a selection interview via Zoom in December 2021 if shortlisted
  • Can commit to receiving six hours of mentoring between January – June 2022 via face-to-face meetings, email, telephone or Zoom conversations as agreed with mentor
  • Can commit to attending the RAMP seminars and action learning sets
  • Can attend mentoring scheme sessions including an induction seminar in January 2022, and a debrief and graduation session in June 2022.

Application is by online application form and CV, and shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview.

You do not have to be a Radio Academy Member to apply, but we will require you to become a member if you are selected.

Watch the Zoom Briefing

This webinar was held on 15 September, hosted by Hannah Corneck (Programme Director) and Sam Bailey (Radio Academy Managing Director), with guest mentor Rebecca Frank (Content Director, KISS Network) and guest mentee Alice Rothwell (Senior Producer, BBC Sesh)