The Wessex FM Academy: Programming

Your opportunity to gain radio experience with the Wessex FM Academy

If you want to work in radio, we've got the ideal opportunity - the Wessex FM Academy. 

It's a great way to get your foot in the door in a very competitive industry.

We run two programmes. Choose which area are you are most interested in here:


Journalism Programming



You must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Be studying, or have studied, media, or have experience at hospital or college radio
  • Preferably be able to drive with access to a vehicle
  • Live within reasonable distance of the Wessex FM broadcast area

You need to be confident, reliable and self motivated and prepared to do all kinds of things from recording voxpops with our listeners on the street, editing audio with Adobe Audition, and research for programming features.

The placement will usually take the form of one morning per week from 7am - 10am at Wessex FM during the Breakfast Show, initially for three months.

You will be expected to attend a short interview.

If you’re interested in applying fill in the application form below.  Unfortunately we don't offer placements for school work experience.


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