Digital Media Training - Manchester Based

Applications are now CLOSED.

Calling all young creatives aged 18-30 with a passion for creating compelling content and a desire for a career in media. Apply now for 6 weeks of FREE intensive digital media training delivered by MAMA Youth and BAFTA winning company, Licklemor Productions. Our award winning training can grant you instant industry access while teaching you how to excel in digital production.

You will master the tools and techniques required to succeed in a ‘real life’ collaborative and fast paced environment. Our unique training model provides practical hands-on experience in digital media content creation while working within a production company. Participants will finish the training with a working knowledge of the multi-disciplinary skills required for employment in the industry.

Upon successful completion, trainees will become MAMA Youth Project Alumni and join our prestigious talent pool, providing benefits such as a minimum of 6 months professional Talent Manager support, industry professional mentoring and exclusive access to apply for jobs with our industry partners, such as Sky, Netflix, Banijay, Warner Bros Entertainment, Disney, Lime Pictures, Fremantle, Gravity Media, Sister and many more.

Live Info Sessions and Taster Day

We will run two informal online info sessions where anyone who is interested in the programme can meet with a member of the team, learn more about the training, gain tips about the application process and ask any questions they may have. Click here for more information on these sessions.

The Skills you will gain:
  • End to end digital media content creation for Licklemor Productions ( ) and MAMA Youth Project ( ) social media platforms, which includes developing ideas, self-shooting, text and video editing. To watch content produced by Licklemor Productions, visit:
  • How to schedule, publish and distribute content, as well as monitor analytics to engage and grow an audience.
  • Successful candidates will also gain production etiquette, fundamental work ethics, CV tailoring, interview techniques, career mentorship and peer networking.

Who is it for:

The training is open to all UK residents aged 18-30. The training is based in Manchester and travel expenses will only be covered within Greater Manchester.

Applicants must not be in full time / part time education (this includes taking a gap year) or employment if accepted onto the training. They must have been living in the UK for a minimum of a year, have the right to live and work in the UK and have indefinite leave to remain, settled status or pre-settled status. Short term work visas, such as a graduate visa, will not be accepted due to the nature of our governing body requirements. 

It is primarily aimed at individuals from under-represented or challenging backgrounds and those with limited educational or employment opportunities, including unemployed graduates. MAMA Youth Project is committed to providing a truly inclusive training and working environment.


The training is in person and will last for 6 weeks. Training is full time, Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm. Trainees are required to attend every day and be fully available. Outside office hours may be required when in production. 

Participants who successfully complete the training become alumni and will have their professional profile on the MAMA Youth Talent Pool, which is exclusively viewed by industry partners. Alumni also have the opportunity to apply for jobs that are advertised daily to our Talent Team and will also receive a minimum of 6 months’ career follow up support, in addition to mentoring by an industry professional.

Please note that industry work opportunities may begin as soon as the training finishes so candidates should make sure they are available to take opportunities and build on their industry work experience.

Costs & Financial Support:

The training is free. Travel expenses within Greater Manchester will be covered, as well as lunch expenses. Equipment will be provided throughout the duration of the training.

Training Location:

The training will take place at University Academy 92 Campus, Brian Statham Way, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester, M16 0PU

Application Deadline: Monday the 5th of June 2023, 11.59pm. 

Interviews: Will take place between the 26th June – 6th of July 2023 via Zoom.

PM & PCs will attend a full day activity based group interview on the 28th of June at University Academy 92 Campus, Brian Statham Way, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester, M16 0PU

Training Dates:

Trainee Production Manager and Trainee Production Coordinator start on 
Tuesday the 18th of July 2023.

Trainee Digital Media Content Creator and Trainee Video Editor start on
Friday the 21st July 2023.

All trainees finish on Friday the 
1st September 2023.

Industry Jobs:

Candidates who are successful in completing the 6 weeks training programme will become a MAMA Youth Alumni. Being an alumnus means you will be part of our talent pool and have access to apply for jobs with our industry partners that are exclusively advertised to our talent pool on a daily basis. 96% of our Alumni are in paid work a year after completing the training. The training programme is built to kick start your career and open doors to what is a traditionally gated industry.

Apply to train in one of the following roles:

Trainee Production Manager or Production Coordinator

You are a leader, highly organised, like enabling other people's work, enjoy making sure everything is running smoothly, as well as having a love for all things admin. Sounds like you? Click here to download job description.

Trainee Digital Media Content Creator

You are creative, full of ideas, think outside the box, enjoy learning technical skills and would love to see your content on a multitude of social media platforms. Sounds like you? Click here to download job description.

Trainee Video Editor

You enjoy seeing things come together, have IT skills, have good attention to detail, love piecing together other people's vision and don't mind working long hours on your own. Sounds like you?  Click here to download job description.

Applications are now CLOSED.

Take a look at some of the work produced by previous Digital Media training teams.