At The Bauer Academy we have a long history of creating powerful community projects partnering with organisations including the Big Lottery, Prince’s Trust and the European Social Fund.
Some projects we’re really proud of…
This is Me: Creative London was a free 10 day, creative industries training course offering a unique opportunity for people to step inside one of the world’s biggest and brightest media companies for an exciting training experience. Designed by leading academics and industry professionals, this training was built to take people places!
This is Me: Creative London was created to up-skill unemployed Londoners aged 16-30 looking to pursue a career in the creative industries. It provided work-based learning and support to progress people into jobs and apprenticeships. The training was immersed in Bauer Media and connected participants to a diverse range of job opportunities.
Throughout the training, participants developed a range of new skills, networked with employers, and learnt from leading professionals. The majority of participants went on to find employment within their chosen field.
The Bauer Academy Leadership Studio is a 4-day intensive course to progress your career as a people manager in the Film Industry. We believe in exploring key Leadership areas such as Emotional Intelligence, Project Development, Communication and Coaching – all designed to build your abilities in day-to-day work-life.
Cool Choices was a 2-year (Big Lottery Funded) project delivered in partnership with Start360 in Northern Ireland. It provided 15 weeks of employability/personal development training to over 90 young people with multiple barriers to employment. The programme delivered a social return on investment of £24 for every £1 invested.
‘Merseyside is Bright’ was a ground-breaking preventative initiative from Merseyside Police in partnership with Radio City and The Bauer Academy, built to engage young people.
Through a series of media workshops we empowered young people to research social issues which affected them, with a focus on Guns, Gangs and Knives. By creating podcasts, radio commercials, videos and news reports on this subject, we encouraged young people to take pride in their local area and raise their aspirations; building confidence and developing positive behaviours.
The Academy’s Making Creativity Work project (funded by the European Social Fund) was a large scale project to train unemployed Londoners in creative skills and get them in to work.
It’s approach to industry based training was unique, and delivered amazing feedback, progressions, and strong diversity outcomes.
In total, 1,279 individuals received training with The Bauer Academy and 12 other training partners, with 491 gaining employment as a direct result of the project and 290 qualifications achieved. Importantly, 65% of participants were from a BAME background, 60% were female and 15% had a learning difficulty or disability.
The objective was to harness the power of ‘not in employment, education or training’ across Liverpool and Merseyside. This was focused on ages 19 – 25 looking to increase their confidence, motivation and skills to enable them to move into employment, education, training, volunteering or an apprenticeship.
We invited learners into Radio City for a 12-week intensive personal development course.
All 12 learners went into positive destinations whether it was employment, further education / training or simply a better life circumstance. Across the 12 weeks participants developed their community cohesion, employability and digital skill.