Get Trained

Training is at the heart of what we do at Somer Valley FM. We want as many different people in our community to get their voice and the voice of their group heard across our region! Whether a child, a young person or an adult, we have training facilities designed to meet your needs and aspirations in a happy and safe environment.


We’ve launched exciting traineeships with Bath College with fantastic opportunities for 16-24 year olds wanting to start their careers in IT, Business, marketing or media. This puts you on the right pathway for apprenticeship or full time employment.
Successful applicants will spend 1 day a week on the traineeships course. This involves and non accredited employability course and functional skills in maths and English.

After School Training

For school students we have an in-house training course designed to introduce candidates to all areas of radio production including:

  • Presenting
  • Editing
  • Reporting
  • Technical Operations
  • Interviewing

Full details available on request.

Adult Training

There are many reasons why people want to volunteer at Somer Valley FM. It could be your hobby at the end of a working day or an outlet for musical knowledge. For adults we offer customise training that is tailored to your availability and what you would like to do for the station. Why not have a chat with our station manager about how to get involved?

Somer Valley FM strives to facilitate an environment where everybody achieves their ambitions. We are proactively inclusive of adults with physical or learning difficulties.

Please contact us for further information as Somer Valley FM works with a number of charities which help people lead the life of their choosing.

Pathway to Employment

Somer Valley FM has specific training tailored for job seekers. This course builds transferable skills making participants more employable on all platforms. Job seekers can apply directly to the station or through Job Centre Plus(Bath, Frome or Wells). Full details click here.

Professional Media Training

Are you ever required to speak to the media on your employers behalf? Do you need to talk confidentially on the radio with a  positive message that presents you and your employers in the best way? Somer Valley FM offers quality media training for groups who needs to interact with radio broadcast media. Working with industry professionals our training days provide you with the tools you need to positively present key messages and handle awkward interviews. Using our professional broadcast studios our training is designed to replicate an authentic media setting of BBC or Commercial networks.
Clients include Bath & North East Somerset Council and NHS B&NES CCG.

Come Along

Why not come along and see for yourself how community broadcasting works in our offices and studios! We are always happy to show anyone who might be interested in volunteering around, and then we can discuss your training needs.

To get the ball rolling contact the station manager on 01761 568 004 or or fill out the volunteering form by clicking here.

Somer Valley FM is proud to have trained over 500 people of our region, since 2008!