What's Up TV Training

Applications for the spring 2021 intake will not be opening until further notice as we are redesigning the structure. Please keep an eye out on our social media or website for when applications open up again. In the meantime, we are recruiting for our digital media training  - Click here for more info and to see if you're eligible!


About the Training:

A unique aspect of our training model is that it puts participants into a 'real- time' work situation during which they work in a tightly knit team to produce 6 half hour episodes of a broadcast-standard magazine TV show called ‘Unmuted’ (previously known as ‘What’s Up TV’ www.whatsuptv.co.uk), which is aired on Sky Arts. Find out more about the show our trainees make on www.licklemorproductions.com/our-production/unmuted

Who is it for?

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 and have the right to work in the UK. You should also reside in the UK at the time of application and be aged 18+.  It is primarily aimed at individuals from under-represented backgrounds and those with limited educational or employment opportunities, including unemployed graduates.  

Individuals who have a passion for the TV and Film industries and who have little or no experience working within these industries. 

We strongly advise applicants to read ALL job descriptions before applying for their chosen role.

Please note that applications close on Tuesday the 22nd of September 2020, Midnight.

Duration: The training is Full time. The first 4 weeks is free training to you and upon successful completion, you will be eligible to apply for a further 10 weeks of paid employment / production of What's Up TV ( paid at NMW) with 6 months of follow-up career support. The training is full time, Mondays-Fridays and will involve working some weekends. We require flexibility and complete availability from participants.

Location: The training takes place at Sky Osterley Campus, TW7 5QD. Due to COVID-19 we will be working in line with government health and safety procedures. Where possible, sessions will take place remotely utilising Zoom and other platforms. Laptops can be provided to participants who do not have the required resources. 

Financial Support: Trainees will receive a training allowance (National Minimum Wage). Please note the 1st 4 weeks (4 weeks and 4 days for Trainee Management) of free training are not paid and the remaining 10 weeks are paid a month in arrears. We also do not provide any accommodation for trainees. 

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.

Industry Placements: Trainees who are successful in completing the Autumn 2020 training programme will go onto paid work placements at Sky or one of our other industry partners for 4-8 weeks. Please note that industry placements will start as soon as the training at MAMA Youth finishes. 

If you require more financial support during the training, you may be eligible to apply for a TV diversity bursary via: https://www.screenskills.com/pitches/screenskills-bursaries-apply-for-funding-to-progress-your-career/e1a40527-ea77-499f-a303-ced2c120d66f/

Apply to train in one of the following roles:

We don’t require experience, as participants are thrown into the deep end under strict supervision. All we ask is that the person is completely dedicated and committed throughout the training programme.

Trainee Sound Recordist

You are interested in sound, enjoy solving technical issues, enjoy being on set, practical hands on work. Sounds like you? Click here to download job description

Trainee Production Manager or Trainee Production Coordinator

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

Trainee Researcher (Trainee Item Producer)

You are creative, full of ideas, think outside the box and would love to see your views on TV. 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.

Trainee Camera Operator

You are interested images, enjoy solving technical issues, enjoy being on set, practical hands on work. Sounds like you? Click here to download job description.

Applications are currently closed

Watch the videos below to find out more about what each role here at MAMA Youth is.