A FREE training course is offering young Bankies the chance to try their hand at radio broadcasting.

The four-week “Get Started with Radio” programme is being run by The Prince’s Trust Scotland in partnership with Radio Clyde and the Bauer Media Academy in Clydebank.

The course is open to unemployed young people aged between 16 and 25, with an interest in media.

Participants will gain practical knowledge of the industry, and learn how to create their own news bulletins and podcasts.

They will also get the opportunity to develop their skills in voice coaching and microphone techniques.

On the last day of the training, candidates will be given the opportunity to showcase what they have learned.

And they will also receive certificates to show what they have achieved as part of a final celebration event.

Prince’s Trust Scotland will also be on hand to help young people with college and job applications for three months after the programme ends.

Prince’s Trust executive for Clyde Valley West, Kendall Gregory, said: “Applications to colleges are usually made on an individual basis; however, we have very good relationships with colleges and are there to help with applications and interviews.”

Deadline for applications is January 17, 2019. There are 16 places up for grabs, so anyone interested is encouraged to get their applications in early.

Anyone who meets the age requirements and is currently not in work are also encouraged to apply.

Travel costs will be reimbursed and a free lunch will be provided each day.

Prince’s Trust has helped more than 900,000 young people since it was first set up and supports more than 100 each day. Their projects give young people practical and support needed to develop self-esteem and skills for work.