Caitlin gets the call from ‘Auntie Beeb’

Caitlin Sneddon and mum Karen
Caitlin Sneddon and mum Karen

A local student has just secured her dream job at BBC’s new Media City, having beaten over 5,000 applicants to the post.

And what makes her achievement all the more remarkable is that Caitlin Sneddon from Milton of Balgonie had an unconventional education - she was taught at home by her mum.

The 18-year-old is one of only 130 graduates from across the UK to pass the rigorous interview and assessment process to join the ‘talent pool’ at one of the world’s most respected broadcasting companies at their new £22m state-of-the-art Media City complex in Salford.

“It was unconventional education but also a very enjoyable one as we had lots of interactive learning, going out on field trips and getting involved in learning, rather than just sitting at a desk all day”, explained Caitlin.

“It certainly helped later at college and at university too as you have to be very self sufficient and able to adapt to a number of different challenges and my home education prepared me for that.’’ she added.

Caitlin recently graduated with a first class honours degree in Radio Broadcasting at Sunderland University having been introduced the various aspects of radio and on-air production whilst studying at Adam Smith College at the age of only 14.

“I enrolled onto the General media production course but quickly fell in love with all aspects of live radio broadcasting”, said Caitlin.

And with experience with local stations K-Town Radio and Kingdom FM to add to her CV you could soon be listening to the Balgonie girl on the BBC. Media City looks incredible.’’