Applications open for Mama Youth Project TV training scheme

Applications open for Mama Youth Project TV training scheme

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The What's Up TV Training scheme gives up-and-coming talent essential industry training in their preferred field and the chance to make their own television show for Sky One.

The scheme offers candidates the chance to gain valuable training and get their foot in the door of TV employment, with 82% of Mama Youth Project alumni still working in the industry a year after the training.

With no industry experience necessary, Mama Youth Project encourages those from under-represented backgrounds to apply, having previously helped over 400 young people break into the competitive TV industry.

Individuals can apply to train in one of the following roles in the TV industry: Trainee Production Manager (1 place), Trainee Production Co-ordinator (3 places), Trainee Researcher (13 places), Trainee Camera Operator (2 places), Trainee Location Sound Operator (2 places), and Trainee Video Editor (3 places).

The 14 week scheme provides candidates with four weeks of training and 10 weeks of full-time paid employment training working on Sky One's current affairs and entertainment show What's Up TV, followed by 6-13 weeks full-time paid work placement at either the BBC, Procam TV or another industry partner. 

The scheme will provide the 24 successful applicants with 6 months follow up support, including recommendations to employers, CV workshops and TV specific interview techniques.

Click here to apply for one of the training schemes

Applicants must not be in full-time education or employment. Applications will close on 23rd January 2019 at midnight.

The training dates are from 18th March to 21st June 2019 and will take place at the Sky TV Osterley Campus.

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The What's Up TV Training scheme gives up-and-coming talent essential industry training in their preferred field and the chance to make their own television show for Sky One.