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Do you want to work in the Creative & Cultural Sector? 

Reform Radio are bringing you a brand new Skills Bootcamp in Video Podcast Production. It’s free to access and travel and refreshments are provided. The aim of this programme is to support you into a paid role in the Creative and Cultural Sector. 

This programme takes a hands-on approach, responding to real creative briefs and producing a piece of content from development, through pitching and production, to post production and showcase. You’ll have access to masterclasses from industry experts and be fully supported by our team using the latest video and audio equipment, with a guaranteed industry job interview on completion. 

Join experts from Reform Radio, Freshrb, BBC Studios and The Presenter Coach.

On this programme you will work in a small group to create:

  • A 5-10 minute episode of a podcast 
  • A 1 minute taster 
  • 2-3 video teasers for social media

You will learn:

  • An overview of the podcast landscape, including the increased importance of video
  • How to interpret and respond to a creative brief based on client’s needs
  • How to script, structure and plan a podcast 
  • How to develop the idea into a production workflow and plan
  • Training in Reform Radio’s industry standard video podcast studio, event space and production gallery
  • Working with talent and contributors 
  • Tips on presenting and interviewing 
  • How to record and edit both video and audio podcasts using latest software and technology
  • How to split the final product into different lengths and formats for various social platforms
  • Developing a podcast launch and marketing strategy
  • Podcast distribution and analytics

Programme Dates:

Over 3 weeks – beginning Monday 5th August (induction session)

Week 1: Monday 5th – Friday 9th August, 10am – 4pm

Week 2: Monday 12th – 1 day per group – Production Shoot TBC 

Week 3: Monday 19th – Friday  23rd August, 10am – 4pm

Location: Reform Radio, Bonded Warehouse, 18 Lower Byrom Street, Manchester M3 4AP.


  • 19 – 30 
  • Working or living in Greater Manchester
  • Are currently one of the following:
    • Unemployed
    • Freelance/ Self Employed
    • Employed but looking for new work in the creative and cultural sector 
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • No prior experience needed 
  • If you work within the sector and are looking to upskill and stay in your current role, please get in touch with for more information on how to get involved.

How to get involved

If you are interested in applying for this programme please answer the questions below and send to

  • Name and current employment status 
  • Are you 19-30?
  • Do you currently work or live in Greater Manchester?
  • Why would you like to apply for the programme?
  • What type of role are you looking for in the creative & cultural sector?
  • Can you commit to all sessions on the programme?

Please apply by submitting either:

  • A written application – 1 page max 
  • An audio or video application – 2 minutes max 

If you need any support with your application or have any questions please contact Mike on or on 07719 873972.

This training has been made possible thanks to Greater Manchester Combined Authority securing funding to deliver Skills Bootcamps, which form part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life. 

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