MAMA Youth Project offers a unique opportunity for individuals to train and gain entry into TV employment, especially those from under-represented backgrounds. 96% of our alumni are still working in the broadcast industry a year after completion.
 
The scheme runs for 14 weeks and could be the golden ticket to a prosperous career in TV. We are proud to say that we have helped over 500 young people from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds on their way to make a mark in the media industry.
 
What’s Up TV Training Bootcamp 
 
Trainees will be training in their chosen role and making a broadcast TV show for Sky called What’s Up TV.
 
We recruit 24 trainees in total and no previous experience is needed, just 100% commitment. Trainees must also not be in education or employment if accepted onto the training, as it is a full time commitment. Participants can choose to train in one of the following roles:
 
·        Trainee Production Manager (1 place)
 
·        Trainee Production Coordinator (3 places)
 
·        Trainee Researcher (13 places)
 
·        Trainee Camera Operator (2 places)
 
·        Trainee Location Sound Operator (2 places)
 
·        Trainee Video Editor (3 places)
 
The What’s Up TV Training consists of:
 
 ·        4 weeks free boot camp training and upon successful completion, trainees will be eligible to apply for a further 10 weeks of full-time paid employment training (National Minimum Wage), working on What’s Up TV, a Sky show, followed by: 
 
·        4 to 8 weeks full time paid work placement either SKY or another industry partner.

·        6 months of career follow up support, such as recommending alumni to employers, CV workshops and interview techniques geared towards the broadcast industry.

Location:

Most of the training takes place at Sky TV Osterley Campus, TW7 5QD following strict Covid-19 health and safety guidelines. However, due to the current situation, many sessions will happen remotely.

Introductory Session with the MAMA Youth Team: Thursday 17th September, 4pm-5pm. Click HERE to register.

Training Dates:

16th of November – 19th of February 2021. Trainee Production Manager and Trainee Production Coordinators start earlier on the 10th of November 2020. Please note: because of the current pandemic the start date may vary.

 How to apply:

·   Candidates should follow the step by step guide. Click HERE to apply. Application deadline is the 22nd of September.