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Learning Waves Skillnet

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Design / Media / AudioVisual

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Network Manager

Teresa Hanratty

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Network Contact

Teresa Hanratty


087 4173301


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Network Overview

Learning Waves Skillnet supports businesses of all sizes in the independent radio sector through subsidised upskilling programmes. The network’s mission is to grow Ireland’s vibrant independent radio sector by enhancing the specialised skills and expertise of the industry’s talent base with cutting-edge training for speech-based, specialist music and youth-oriented radio stations.

Collaborating with industry, the network designs, develops and delivers responsive, bespoke and flexible upskilling courses to address the ongoing needs of businesses. Learning Waves Skillnet is promoted by LMFM. The Network is open to private businesses in the independent radio sector.

Supports to businesses

  • Assist businesses to identify and address current and future skills needs 
  • Information regarding successful approaches to learning and talent development 
  • Guidance on achieving value for money when investing in learning and development 
  • Strategic programmes that enhance business innovation and sectoral competitiveness 
  • Flexible training and education programmes customised to the needs of the sector 
  • Innovative programme design and development 
  • Leadership programmes for business owners and executives 
  • Certified and non-certified technical training 
  • Training relating to communication, problem-solving and other core skills 
  • Advice on gauging the effectiveness of training 
  • Access to a network of businesses within the sector 
  • Conferences, seminars, and other informal learning and networking events 

“In the evolving and dynamic radio industry your product is on your on-air output, so it is imperative that all the personnel involved are at the top of their game. The people behind the microphone need to sound well and connect with their listeners. The support personnel, such as producers and technicians, also need to be cutting edge. All the cogs in the radio wheel need continuous and relevant training. Learning Waves Skillnet sources this training for our business and provides it in a customised and cost-effective manner.”

Bernadette Prendergast - Galway Bay FM

“The radio industry never stops evolving and we are constantly faced with new technologies, new challenges and new opportunities. It’s an absolute gift to have an entity such as Learning Waves Skillnet available as an asset that our radio station can depend on. Learning Waves Skillnet provides us with the most up-to-date industry focused training, a resource that we simply could not function without. My staff are constantly evolving and upskilling in all areas of radio, which allows us to stay relevant and to grow in an ever-changing landscape.”

Adelle Nolan - Today FM

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