Founding Partners

Discover our partners at Global Academy

Making Learning Real

Global Academy have worked with a huge host of media brands, companies and partners to give students real-life experience of the Broadcast and Digital Media Industry.

If you’re interested in working with our students to develop your talent pipeline, please contact Jonathan Jacob – Director of Specialism.


Global is one of the world’s leading Media & Entertainment groups.  With a huge weekly reach, it is the UK and Europe’s largest Radio & Outdoor company.

Global is home to respected, national, market leading media brands including Capital, Heart, Classic FM, LBC, Global’s Newsroom, Smooth, Radio X, Capital XTRA, Gold and Global Player, which allows listeners to enjoy all of Global’s radio brands, award-winning podcasts, and expertly-curated playlists, in one place in app, on web and on smart speakers.

With an extensive and diverse portfolio, Global is also the leading Outdoor company in the UK & one of the largest in Europe with over 235,000 sites reaching 95% of the UK population.

On-air, on Global Player and with our outdoor platforms combined, Global reaches 51 million individuals across the UK every week, including 26.3 million on the radio alone.

Global created and operates DAX, the market leader in Digital audio advertising. Through its proprietary technology, DAX connects advertisers with an audience of more than 130 million people worldwide, inserting targeted advertising into music streaming services, connected radio listening and podcasts in the UK, Europe, the USA and Canada.  DAX is the largest digital audio advertising platform in the UK and one of the largest in the world.

The company headquarters is in London’s iconic Leicester Square. Ashley Tabor-King CBE is Founder & Executive President, Stephen Miron is Group CEO, Lord Allen is Chairman and James Rea is Director of Broadcasting and Content. Ashley Tabor-King created Global in 2007.

Global Academy features in the recent Global ad campaign which, for the first time, brings together our breadth of brands & personalities, special moments, their outdoor portfolio and Global Goodness – all set to the music of ‘Radio Ga Ga’ by Queen. #HearItSeeItFeelIt #OnlyAtGlobal

65+ alumni have been employed by Global since 2018

UAL: London College of Communication

UAL: London College of Communication

University of the Arts London (UAL) is a world-leading university for art and design (ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2021 QS World University Rankings®) and the founding educational partner of Global Academy.

UAL’s London College of Communication works right alongside the Global Academy team to deliver an amazing educational experience that will set students up for long-term success in the creative industries, with students studying a leading qualification from the UAL awarding body.

A global pioneer in creative communications education, London College of Communication is for the curious, the brave and the committed: those who want to transform themselves and the world around them.

The College works at the cutting edge of new thinking in Design, Media and Screen to discover new possibilities in creative communications and prepare its students to succeed as future-facing creatives.

Baker Dearing Educational Trust

Global Academy is a UTC (University Technical College) school and supported by the Baker Dearing Educational Trust.

Baker Dearing Educational Trust was founded by Lord Baker and Lord Dearing to develop and promote the concept of university technical colleges. Today they are a small, flexible organisation that sits at the centre of the UTC network. Their focus is on promoting and supporting new and existing UTCs like Global Academy.

“The UK needs advanced technical skills at all levels if we are to prosper in the 21st century. Whether in manufacturing, wind farms, rail links or hi-tech hospitals we need a workforce that can develop new products, stretch and reuse existing resources and meet all the challenges of the future.”

Lord Baker, Chairman

University Technical Colleges (UTCs) are government-funded schools that offer 14–18 year olds a great deal more than traditional schools. They teach students technical subjects in a whole new way and are educating the inventors, programmers, developers, engineers, and technicians of tomorrow.

UTCs integrate technical, practical and academic learning and create an environment where students can thrive and develop the abilities that tomorrow’s industries will need.

Baker Dearing Trust and UTCs

What’s special about a UTC education?

Take a look at a virtual open day for an introduction to the world of University Technical Colleges.

We hear from students telling us what’s different about UTC schools, from employers about what they’re looking for in their future employees, as well as UTC alumni talking about how their experience set them up to succeed in the world of work.


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