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Bauer Media continues to give 16-24s their start in publishing and radio with extended Government Kickstart programme


Applications are now open for roles with brands including Grazia, Mojo and Greatest Hits Radio

Following the success of Bauer Media’s first round of the Government Kickstart programme, where thirty 16-24-year-olds were employed across the business, Bauer Media will be expanding the scheme and welcoming a second round of applicants.

Home to world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment, the new placements will include opportunities for young job-seekers to work with leading publishing and radio brands such as Greatest Hits Radio, Mojo, Grazia, Mother&Baby, Yours, heat, Closer and Empire as well as Bauer Media’s charity Cash for Kids, giving more young people their first roles within the media industry.

The programme, run by Bauer Media’s training division Bauer Academy, will provide a new intake of ‘Kickstarters’ six-month paid placements across all core areas of the business, from broadcasting and journalism, to sales and marketing.

The extension of the Kickstart programme is a testament to Bauer’s commitment to greater diversity and inclusion. With no formal qualifications or experience needed to apply for these roles, the company continues to focus on attracting the very best talent, from all backgrounds across the UK.

Chris Duncan, CEO UK Publishing, said:

“We were keen to support the Kickstart scheme and have been blown away by the great people coming into our business that otherwise we might have missed. I’m particularly impressed that within the few short months since our first intake we have recruited two Kickstarters into permanent roles and gone back for more. Already this looks to be a win for all involved and we thank the Government for their support – long may it continue.”

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