UCB Academy | United Christian Broadcasters

UCB Academy

At UCB our vision is changing lives for good by the power of God's Word. Our mission is to offer every person, every place, every moment of the day the opportunity to hear, watch or read the Word of God in a relevant and engaging way. Do you want to be a part of that by joining our new initiative?

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a radio station or TV channel?  How do you produce a radio show?  What’s involved in creating a publication that’ll be read by hundreds of thousands of people?  If you’re a bit of a creative type and want to take a year out, learning all about Christian media (from radio to TV, to Social Media, publishing and loads more), then the UCB Academy could be just what you’re looking for.

You’ll learn

  • What makes a great news story
  • How to create strong content for a live radio programme
  • Presenting skills, plus the technical knowledge of running a radio desk
  • How to work under pressure and to deadlines (in a live broadcast environment)
  • And you’ll develop strong admin and organisation skills which can be used in lots of different environments


And at the end, you’ll get a ILM qualification (*subject to completion of assignment sessions/assessments)

When and where

September 2020

Live on-site at UCB with a team of others, taking part in a structured learning programme and gain an ILM qualification.


You’ll be a recent graduate or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience.   You’ll also be a committed Christian.

Please read the Student Information here and download this application form 


SPECIAL OFFER price of £4000 (a third off!)

This includes all your food, accommodation (on-site in leafy Staffordshire) and learning

What next?

Get in touch!  Record a (maximum 2 minutes) video or audio clip, telling us about yourself and why you’d love to be part of the UCB Academy and send it to us at training@ucb.co.uk

One of the team will get back to you and we’ll let you know if you have been selected for an interview. Or, if you’d like an informal chat first, you can email Rachel at rblue@ucb.co.uk to chat through all the details.


The UCB Academy is a year out, which just might change your life forever.  Get in touch!