MAMA Youth are currently recruiting again for the What’s Up TV Training, where trainees will be training in their chosen role and making a TV show for Sky One.

MAMA Youth Project offers a unique opportunity for individuals to train and gain entry into TV employment.

The scheme runs for 14 weeks and could be the golden ticket to a prosperous career in TV.

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


  •       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)
  •       Trainee Video Editor (3 places)


The What’s Up TV Training consists of:

4 weeks free training followed by 10 weeks of full-time paid employment training (National Minimum Wage), working on What’s Up TV, a Sky One show, followed by:

6 to 13 weeks full time paid work placement either at the Sky, Endemol Shine or Procam TVor another industry partner.

6 months of career follow upsupport, such as recommending alumni to employers, CV workshops and interview techniques geared towards the broadcast industry.


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

Training Dates:

  •      9th of September  – 13th of December 2019. Trainee Production Manager and Trainee Production Coordinator start earlier on the 3rd of September 2019.
  •      Trainees who are successful in completing the Autumn 2019 trainingprogramme will go onto paid work placements at Sky, Endemol Shine or Procam TV. Please note that industry placements can start anytime after the end of training or in the new year of January 2020.

 How to apply:

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