Our Impact

"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

100 +  

Alumni have worked for over 100 production companies

96 %   

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

Learn more about our alumni