Deadline Jan 23 , 2019

What's Up TV Training: Apply for trainee placements at Sky One

  • Owner: Mama Youth Project
  • Location: Osterley
  • Age: 18+

MAMA Youth Project offers a unique opportunity for individuals to train and gain entry into TV employment. Especially those from under-represented backgrounds. 82% of our alumni are still working in the industry a year after completion.

The scheme runs for 14 weeks and could be the golden ticket to a prosperous career in TV, and has previously helped over 400 young talent from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds on their way to make a mark on the media industry.

MAMA Youth recruit 24 trainees in total and no previous experience needed just 100% commitment. Trainees must also not be in education or employment if accepted onto the training, as the training is a full-time commitment. Participants can choose to train in one of the following roles:

  • Trainee Production Manager (one place)
  • Trainee Production Coordinator (three places)
  • Trainee Researcher (13 places)
  • Trainee Camera Operator (two places)
  • Trainee Location Sound Operator (two places)
  • Trainee Video Editor (three places)

How to apply

Candidates should follow the step by step guide on the MAMA Youth website to complete the application process. Application deadline is the 23rd of January 2019, midnight.


The What's Up TV Training consists of four weeks of free training followed by 10 weeks of full-time paid employment training (paid at £311 per week), working on What's Up TV, a Sky One show, followed by six-to-13 weeks full time paid work placement either at the BBC or Procam TV or another industry partner.

Trainees also receive months of career follow-up support, such as recommending alumni to employers, CV workshops and interview techniques geared towards the broadcast industry.

Training Dates: 18th of March – 21st of June 2019.

Most of the training takes place at training at Sky TV Osterley Campus, TW7 5QD.



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