Recruitment for the next What’s Up TV training is now open. The application deadline is midnight of the 23rd of July 2017.
About the Training
A unique aspect of our 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 TV’, which is aired on Sky 1. Find out more about the show on www.whatsuptv.co.uk.
Click here to find out what roles are available to train in. Throughout the training you will train and work within your chosen role. We don’t require experience, as participants are thrown into the deep end under strict supervision. All we ask is that the person is completely dedicated and committed throughout the training programme!
“Everyday I learn something new, not only about myself but also the industry, 10/10 experience.”
Duration: 14 weeks of intensive hands on training with 6 months of follow-up career support.
Location: The training takes place at Sky Osterley Campus, TW7 5QD.
Financial Support: The first 4 weeks consists of free training and is unpaid. The following 10 weeks are employed training.
Benefits: If candidate is in receipt of benefits at the time of application we have a partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions that allows for continued support during the initial 4 weeks of unpaid training. Your advisor may also be able to help with travel expenses to and from training.
Training Dates: 11th of September – 15th December 2017. Trainee Production Manager and Trainee Production Coordinator start on the 7th of September 2017.
Industry Placements: Trainees who are successful in completing the Autumn 2017 scheme will go onto paid work placements at Sky UK, Endemol Shine Group and Procam TV. Please note that industry placements can start anytime between the end of the training and the beginning of January 2018.
Who Is It For?
The training is full time and for 18-25 year-olds. Applicants must not be in full time education or employment. They must have been living in the UK for a minimum of a year 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.
How To Apply
1. Download job descriptions here. Read carefully and chose which role you would like to train in.
2. Download the application form here.
3. Return completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight of the 23rd of July 2017 (applications received after the deadline will not be considered). Write on the email subject WHATS UP COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM.
4. Send us a copy of your CV (if you have one).
5. Complete this quick online survey that goes hand in hand with your application form https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WhatsUpSurveySeason13
You will find out if you have been selected for an interview by the 4th of August.
There is a 1st stage interview and if elected to go through to the 2nd stage, candidates will also attend a group interview, which is the final stage.
We will be interviewing successful candidates between the 7th-25th of August and due to high number of applicants interview slots are not flexible.