Pirate fm appoints apprentice

OllieSeventeen year old, Ollie Coleshill from Bodmin has landed his dream job with Pirate FM, Cornwall’s biggest independent radio station.

The youngster has always been passionate about working in radio and digital media, so much so he had previously set up his own radio station called ‘Power Hits’.

Ollie will now be supporting Pirate FM’s digital media department and their proactive Sales. His main responsibilities will include helping running their social network platforms, administrative tasks and helping to maintain some of their online elements such as Voucher Shop and Job Spot.

Ollie said: “I have a huge passion for radio and digital media so this is exactly where I want to be.  I’m most looking forward to updating and adding to Pirate FM’s online presence.”

He continued: “I chose the apprenticeship route instead of heading off to university because of the great opportunity to study alongside working at a fantastic company. Cornwall Collage and Pirate FM have given me a great opportunity to start working where I have an ambition to be.”

Matt Bunt, Head of Digital Media, Pirate FM says:  “Ollie comes to Pirate with a great range of fantastic key skills, which we are looking forward to helping develop and associate with the business world. This is a great opportunity for Ollie to also gain self-confidence, and learn more about how local companies work in Cornwall.”

Mr Bunt continued: “At Pirate FM, we believe that people are our greatest and most important asset. Ollie has joined a company that invests heavily in the development of its entire staff. This opportunity will set Ollie up with a huge range of skills that are transferrable into pretty much any industry. Ollie will not only be producing digital media products for us, but also some of Cornwall’s most prestigious businesses. When working in the sales team, he will get a good understanding of how businesses work in the real world and the different ways in which we all stay in business.”

Ollie will be sharing his experiences through an online blog available on the Pirate FM website where he will share his developments and his adventures in the real world of work. Alongside work Ollie will attend College one day a week to study the new sales apprenticeship.

Tom Wallace, Course Manager and Trainer, Cornwall College Business said: “The sales apprenticeship is ideal for those who are starting a new career in the sales industry. They will not only gain the theory behind sales and what makes a salesperson successful they but they will also gain organisation and punctuality skills which are required for the workplace. We look forward to supporting Ollie in his new and exciting role with Pirate FM.”