How RAMP Works
Applications for the Radio Academy Mentoring Programme 2023 are now closed. This information remains online for information only. We expect the 2024 scheme to open for applications in late Summer 2023.
RAMP is for mid-career 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 (via Zoom) on a subject of their choice to the rest of the mentees.
- Mentees will commit to attending all of the seminars (usually early evening meetings) and action learning set meetings (usually lunch meetings)
- Mentees will attend an in-person induction day, and an in-person graduation ceremony.
RAMP is available to you if you:
- Work 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
- Are able to attend a selection interview via Zoom in November if shortlisted
- Can commit to receiving six hours of mentoring between January and July 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 a one-day induction to be held in London on 11th January
- Can attend a one-day debrief and graduation session to be held in London on 27th June
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.
RAMP Zoom Webinar
On 3 October, our Mentoring Director Hannah Corneck and MD Sam Bailey held a webinar with two of the 2022 RAMP cohort, to explain the scheme and answer questions. Watch below: