"Everyday I learn something new, not only about myself but also the industry, 10/10 experience."Matthew Darteh, Trainee Camera Operator
Our work has three levels of impact:
YOUNG PEOPLE - We transform the lives of young people who have limited educational and work opportunities by getting them trained and employed in the TV and media industry.
INDUSTRY - We help companies by providing ready to work skilled talent from under-represented backgrounds.
SOCIETY - We impact society by giving young people the opportunity to have a meaningful career that allows them to become self-sustainable, often taking them out of the benefit system and turning them into positive role models for their peers. By involving young people in creating a national TV show we also help break down negative stereotypes of young people today
young people trained
Alumni have worked for over 100 production companies
in sustained employment a year after training completion
2020 programmes include 2 Unmuted productions training 53 young people *
2019 programmes included 2 What's Up TV productions and a Digital Media Training Scheme training 55 young people
2018 programmes included 2 What's Up TV productions training 48 young people
2017 programmes included 2 What's Up TV productions and 5 Digital media courses training 76 young people
2016 programmes included 2 What's Up TV productions and a first-ever self-shooting course training 58 young people
* Autumn 2020 cohort still training in 2021 due to Covid