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Global Academy students graduate with job offers at top media companies – FE News

Year 13 graduating students from Global Academy in West London celebrate exam results and prepare to start their careers at major media employers including Google, BBC, Bloomberg, PPL, Canon EMEA and IMG Studios – and in prestigious advertising, media and creative agencies such as Dentsu Creative and Ogilvy.

Ten graduate students will also join Global, the media and entertainment group, in apprentice and freelance roles spanning radio programming, video, sound design, marketing and events.

Jonty Archibald, Director of Global Academy, said:

“We are very proud of our students and it’s great to see their hard work and passion recognized through job vacancies at some of the UK’s biggest media companies. Many of the partners we have worked with throughout the school year have offered our students exciting and challenging roles, and we know they will make a fantastic contribution to these ventures.

“Having worked closely with industry partners has also had a positive impact on our sixth form results with 38% of students receiving top marks of distinction (AAA*) for their UAL qualification against a national average of 15% .

“I am also delighted to see many students joining leading creative higher education institutes and programs, including our own Creative Entrepreneurship course to support those who wish to become self-employed.”

Aimee Badcock, Reva Rana and Naomi Quartey are three graduate students starting their careers in the media.

Aimee (19, from Maidenhead) completed a digital marketing apprenticeship with industry giant Google, having developed a passion for consumer marketing and design during her time at the Academy. She also developed her own online vintage clothing brand outside of college.

Aimee said:

“Media has always been a passion of mine, so landing a job with such a huge company as Google is a dream come true. I’m looking forward to starting my career in media thanks to the connections and opportunities I’ve secured. throughout my school career.

Reva Rana (18, from Hounslow) got a year-long apprenticeship with advertising and marketing agency Ogilvy after studying at the Global Academy since she was 14 – working alongside brands like Spotify, Netflix, Canon, Reebok, Creative Mentor Network, and the National Theater while studying.

Reva said:

“Four years at Global Academy gave me the foundation to grow technically and professionally to land my dream apprenticeship at Ogilvy. Not only did I make some amazing friendships during my time there, but I also earned industry contacts that will stick with me throughout my media career.

Naomi Quartey (18, from Lewisham) will join nine other peers at Global in September. She was offered the role of an apprentice producer at Capital XTRA. While at the Academy, Naomi received mentorship from industry experts to develop her radio career and will now work to develop the sound of a national radio brand.

Naomi said:

“I’ve always listened to Capital XTRA – and I still can’t believe I’ll drop by every day for work! Taking my lessons in the radio studio has now turned into a real life apprenticeship at Capital XTRA. It’s a bit of a dream come true!

As well as landing jobs and apprenticeships, students have also secured university places at leading creative institutions including the London College of Communication, Royal Holloway and Ravensbourne University London.

Global Academy is a unique, sixth-grade school based in Hayes, West London, specializing in creative industry-led education. Global Academy teachers work closely with media industry experts to prepare young people from all walks of life across London and beyond for employment once they have completed their studies.

All Year Six students study towards an Extended Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology, validated by University of the Arts London (UAL). They also benefit from regular hands-on experience through the school’s production, design and marketing pathways.

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