On course for success on the air

Nicole Jordan, front left,and Jordan Brown, back left, with Metro Radio presenters Karen Wright and Steve Furnell to launch the new Level 3 in commercial radio course.

Nicole Jordan, front left,and Jordan Brown, back left, with Metro Radio presenters Karen Wright and Steve Furnell to launch the new Level 3 in commercial radio course.

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TWO borough teenagers are among the first to fine tune their career for a possible future on the radio.

Nicole Taylor, 15, and Jordan Brown, 16, both from North Shields, will start a new training programme delivered by Gateshead College when it begins in September that will give them the skills needed to pursue a career on the airwaves.

The college has teamed up with Metro Radio to offer the new BTEC level programme, and Nicole and Jordan have already had an initial taste of working in radio by interviewing Steve and Karen from Metro’s weekday breakfast show.

Nicole said: “It’s great to learn from the professionals.

“I know the course will equip me the skills and insight for the industry I want to work in.”

Jordan added: “I want to be on the course because I love music and everything about radio.

“My ambition is to be a successful presenter and I believe completing this course will allow me to realise my dream.”

The Level 3 in commercial radio course, was designed to ensure the skills students learn match the needs of the industry.

The course will immerse students in all of the elements and roles involved in radio including production, editing, promotion, presenting and interviewing.

Anyone interested in finding out more or enrolling, can meet the team from Metro Radio at Gateshead College’s Baltic Campus on Monday, August 20, from 10am to 2pm or visit www.gateshead.ac.uk