Across the past six weeks the Absolute Radio’s hunt for an apprentice has clocked up 35,000 unique views, 650 applications, 250 long-listed candidates, 11 interviews and just one winner – the very talented, incredibly hard-working and
extremely creative Paul Culliver.
The 23 year-old who lives in London has accepted the six-month salaried position where he will learn the craft of producing live and pre-recorded programmes, working alongside some of the stations key presenters including Ian Wright, Christian O’Connell and Geoff Lloyd.
In the hunt for its latest recruit Absolute Radio made a break with their standard recruitment process; the application forms were submitted anonymously and each entry was judged without the panel knowing the candidate’s name, age or gender, eliminating any possibility of bias and ensuring that the brightest talent rose to the top.
The Apprentice was promoted across all of Absolute Radio’s platforms: on-air, online, mobile, InStream and Radioplayer and featured video and audio interviews with current staff members who got their first break through our work experience programme. Applicants were directed to a bespoke micro site created by the Absolute Radio Interactive Media team.
We can’t wait to welcome Paul in to his new role here at Golden Square in January.
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