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Ollie after the Apprenticeship

22nd January 2015

On 17th February 2014 I started at Pirate FM as an Apprentice studying Sales with Cornwall College and it has now been confirmed in writing that from 17 February 2015 I will become a full time member of staff in the Digital Department on 17th February 2015.

There has never been a dull moment in my apprenticeship, I've done everything from creating websites to changing a car tire, running the broadcasting studio to filming sharks, and no 2 days are the same!

Now after my hard work for the last year, I'm really pleased to continue working at the place a love 1 year one.

Apprenticeship work and are a great alternative to traditional learning!

Posted by Ollie Coleshill at 2:57pm

If I didn't work in Radio

19th August 2014

So If I wasn't the Pirate FM Apprentice what might I be doing? We've teamed up with Cornwall College and Duchy College to give the presenters a chance to try one of the courses offered by the Cornwall College Group. 

I tried my hand at the automotive course by changing brake pads and tires of a customer’s car at Cornwall College in Camborne. Watch for the video for yourself below.

Also watch videos of Neil and Tina trying engineering, James Dundon getting green-fingered with horticulture and Scott Temple at home in the kitchen here!

Posted by Ollie Coleshill at 4:57pm

Pirate FM Love Tour

14th July 2014

For the next 2 weeks Pirate FM is picking up the radio station and going on tour. Broadcasting all the main shows throughout the day from a different major town across Cornwall.

During the tour for many of the days Cornwall College will be accompanying us to provide information to young people thinking of taking on an apprenticeship or unsure what to do next.

Cornwall College will be accompanying Pirate FM on the following days:

Monday 14th July - Stithians Show
Wednesday 16th July - Saltash CloudBreak Surf at Carkeel Roundabout
Thursday 17th July - Bodmin Mount Folly
Friday 18th July - Truro Lemon Quay
Tuesday 22nd July - Launceston Castle
Thursday 24th July - Bude Summerleaze Beach
Friday 25th July - Newquay Fistral Beach

Posted by Ollie Coleshill at 10:18am

In The Studio

25th May 2014

Over the past few months I've had a great opportunity to get in the studio to tech opt what gets broadcast on Pirate FM when we've been broadcasting live from locations across Cornwall. This has involved communicating with the presenter who is live on air to plan what is coming up in the show and operating the studio desk while the presenter is offsite. 

I've also been in the studio regularly recording the commercial that go out for Cornwall College Business. You know the ones "The Pirate FM Apprentice with Cornwall College Business" the voice you hear after that is me! 

Apprenticeships are a great way to earn while you learn and not just that but enjoy the work your doing too!

Posted by Ollie Coleshill at 9:34pm

The Past Few Weeks

10th April 2014

Hi I'm Ollie, the Pirate FM apprentice. Here is a snippet of some of the exciting things I've been doing at Pirate FM.

I'm really enjoying my time at Pirate FM and the apprenticeship; it’s a fantastic experience for me. I undertake some really important tasks, one of the main parts of my job that I really enjoy is managing the station Twitter feed. This gives me an opportunity to get creative and come up with some fun tweets to get our message across to our followers on Twitter in a fun way.

This week I have been in the studio recording a voice over for the upcoming promotions for apprentices in Cornwall with Cornwall College Business. Soon you'll be able hear me across the duchy again on some of the commercials. 

Posted by Ollie Coleshill at 3:26pm


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Ollie after the Apprenticeship

Posted by Ollie Coleshill

22nd January 2015 2:57pm

If I didn't work in Radio

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19th August 2014 4:57pm

Pirate FM Love Tour

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14th July 2014 10:18am

In The Studio

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25th May 2014 9:34pm

The Past Few Weeks

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