Whats Up TV

Your chance to get hands on experience in the TV and Film industry...

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Here at the MAMA Youth Project we recruit, train and nurture young people through training projects that equip them with the skills and experience needed to secure long-term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry.

Previous experience isn't required, as you'll be thrown into the deep end under professional guidance and supervision. All we ask is that you're completely dedicated and committed throughout the training programme!

You'll have the option to choose from any of the following positions:

Trainee Production Manager | Trainee Production Coordinator | Trainee Researcher | Trainee Video Editor | Trainee Camera Operator | Trainee Sound Operator

Our training model puts participants into 'real-time' work situations where they work in tightly knit teams to produce 6 episodes of a TV show called ‘What’s Up TV’, which is aired on Sky 1.

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

Applicants must:
- Reside in the UK and have been living here for a minimum of a year & have the right to work.
- Not be in full time education or employment if accepted onto the training.

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.

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 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.
*(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 (apply for more info).

You can apply to train in ONE of the following roles:

Trainee Location Sound Operator - You are interested in sound, enjoy solving technical issues, enjoy being on set, practical hands on work.

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.

Trainee Researcher (Trainee Item Producer) - You are creative, full of ideas, think outside the box and would love to see your views on TV.

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.

Trainee Camera Operator - You are interested images, enjoy solving technical issues, enjoy being on set, practical hands on work.

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