What's Up TV Training

Applications for the Autumn What's Up TV training are now CLOSED and will open up again in the first week of November. 

Please read all information carefully before applying.


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-quality magazine TV show called ‘What’s Up TV’, which is aired on Sky 1. Find out more about the show on www.whatsuptv.co.uk

Who is it for?

Applicants must not be in full time education 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.  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.

Duration: The training is Full time. 14 weeks of intensive hands on training 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.

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 and are paid a month in arrears. We also do not provide any accommodation for trainees. 

Training Dates: 16th of March – 19th of June 2020. Trainee Production Manager and Trainee Production Coordinators start earlier on the 10th of March 2020.

Industry Placements: Trainees who are successful in completing the Spring 2020 training programme will go onto paid work placements at BBC, Procam TV or one of our other industry partners for 4-16 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/tv-diversity-bursaries-apply-for-up-to-1000-towards-training-costs/51d875d2-2eaa-4071-b05d-e6f370799a4a/

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 Location Sound Operator

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 now closed

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