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Mix 96 Academy

Want to work in radio? This could be your chance to gain valuable experience and be part of the mix96 team


The mix96 Academy is a 6 month unpaid work placement for people who meet the following criteria;

  • Be 17 or over
  • Perform a satisfactory interview
  • Hold a full driving licence (or be within walking distance of the station)
  • Be studying a recognised media/journalist course, or aiming to find permanent work in radio having experience already in hospital or student radio
  • Live in or near our catchment area
  • Have a basic knowledge/ understanding of how to use Adobe Audition

The Opportunities:

All Academy Students must be able to spend one early morning a week (06.30am-10.00am) for a minimum of 6 months.

You will work alongside Darren and Katy at Breakfast. Duties will include anything from posting out winner prizes, to editing features and producing promos!

To apply, just complete the form below, remembering to attach your cv, in a DOC or PDF form!


We can accept CVs in Word, PDF, RTF or TXT format.

Here's what some of our Academy students have said;

Hana Carter

"It's amazing to be part of such a great radio team, I learn something new every day that I'm there and it's all hands on. I've been able to take on tasks that I would never of had the opportunity to do." 

(now working at Vibe FM in Watford)

James Richings

"When I was accepted into the academy, I was quite nervous as I wasn’t sure what to expect, however, Katy, Darren and Gareth welcomed me with open arms and gave me all the information that I needed to know to succeed in radio, and despite my internship with Mix 96 finishing at the start of September, the presenters still give me tips of how to do well in radio to this day.

"One thing I enjoyed the most was writing up the £1,000 minute questions, because in a sense, I was in charge of writing up the most important feature for the Breakfast Show which was quite fun. The banter when asking the questions to guys around the office is also fun as there are always debates if someone gets an answer wrong!

"If you’re thinking of getting into radio then do the academy as the guys here are very friendly and are very easy to talk to. You meet loads of different people and it’s a great experience."

(now presenting his own weekly show at Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio)

Beckie Bird

"My time at the mix96 academy has been great, I've been involved with some of the key features of the breakfast show and have really enjoyed understanding how a show and station runs. Everyone is always willing to help you learn more and I would 100% recommend it." 

(past Academy student)