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Recruitment for the next round of the Mama Youth Project TV training Scheme is now open. Application deadline is the 18th of January 2016 (please note that application forms received after midnight will not be considered).

Interviews will take place throughout the month of February and early March 2016.

Application Process Step by Step:

  1. Complete the questionnaire on following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Season10. You must complete this as it goes hand in hand with your application form
  2. Download the job description of the different roles you can apply to train in here. Read carefully to find out what role you would like to apply for.
  3. Download the application form here and send it back to info@mamayouthproject.org.uk with the subject COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM
  4. Together with the completed application form, email a copy of your CV (if you have one).

About the Training:

The training is free and takes place at the Mama Youth offices in North West London. It is full time and for 18-25 year-olds. Applicants must be completely available to attend, so not in full time education or employment. They must also be living in the UK at the time of application and have the right to work in the UK. It is primarily aimed at young people from under-represented backgrounds and those with limited educational or employment opportunities, including unemployed graduates.

The training is full time and lasts for 13 weeks with 6 months of follow-up support. A unique aspect of the 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’, which is aired on Sky 1. Find out more about the ‘What’s Up’ show on www.whatsuptv.co.uk.

Alongside the sector-related skills (production, camera, sound, editing etc), trainees also acquire a wide range of essential transferable practical skills including team-working, writing business letters and e-mails, arranging meetings and taking and making work calls, reliability and punctuality. Applicants apply to train in one specific role; download the job descriptions here to find out what roles are available. Experience isn’t required, as participants are thrown into the deep end under strict supervision. All that’s asked is that the person is completely dedicated and committed throughout the training programme.

The training programme runs for 13 weeks in total. The first 3 weeks are unpaid. The following 10 weeks trainees will be paid. If candidate is in receipt of benefits at the time of application Mama Youth has a partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions that allows for continued support during the initial unpaid 3 weeks of training. The Job Centre Plus may also be able to help with travel expenses to and from training.

After successfully completing the training, trainees will gain a broadcast credit on a reputable TV show, as well as receive further personal and career development support such as: mentoring from industry professionals, a work placement within the industry, CV and interview techniques sessions and networking opportunities. Trainees who are successful in completing Spring 2016 scheme will go on work placements at the BBC and Procam TV.

Training Dates:

  • 21st of March – 17th of June 2016.

Please note that Trainee Production Manager and Trainee Production Coordinator start on the 17th of March 2016.

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