BBC Radio 1’s Academy Class of 2017 announced

UK: Ten young people from Hull have the opportunity to try their hand in radio and TV roles after being selected for the exclusive Radio 1’s Academy: Class of 2017, led by BBC Learning. This is a first for BBC Learning and comes as part of Radio 1’s year-long residency in Hull during the city’s Capital of Culture year.



For the first time ever, ten recruits aged between 16 and 24 were chosen from a competitive shortlist by BBC Learning during Radio 1’s Academy in May following rigorous interviews and a group exercise.

Between now and the end of the year, the Class of 2017 will receive bespoke career advice, tailor-made training from industry professionals, work experience opportunities, visits to key BBC buildings and facilities as well as the chance to develop new skills.

The selected young people – all of whom either live or study in Hull – are Sudeepa Bhardwaj, Alex Craiu, Gus Kadare, Shona Masson, Conor Ellis, Angel White, Olivia Rae Mounsor, Barnaby Teasdale and twin brothers Mark and Peter Hurton.

The recruits will be offered money-can’t-buy work experience placements and will contribute to the creative output of the BBC and other organisations in Hull.

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