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 read about the different roles that are available to train in. At the bottom of this page there are also short videos explaining each of the roles, watch them all before selecting the right one for you! Throughout the programme you will train and work within your chosen role.
Remember that the goal of this training programme is to give hands on experience to propel you onto entry level industry jobs, so chose the role that will help with your next career step. If unsure, research, research, research! The internet is full of information.
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.
Please note: Applicants must have finished education and not be in employment throughout the duration of the training programme. They must have been living in the UK for a minimum of a year and have the right to work in the UK.
“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. The training is full time, Mondays-Fridays and will involve working some weekends. We require flexibility and complete availability from participants.
Location: The training takes place at Sky Osterley Campus, TW7 5QD.
Financial Support: Trainees will be paid £328.07 p/w throughout the duration of the 14 weeks of training. Please note that participants are paid a month in arrears.
Training Dates: 19th of March – 22nd of June 2018. Trainee Production Manager and Trainee Production Coordinator start earlier on the 15th of March 2018 (please note that these two first days of training are unpaid).
Industry Placements: Trainees who are successful in completing the Spring 2018 training programme will go onto work paid work placements at the BBC. Camera and Sound trainees will go onto a 13 weeks paid placement at Procam TV. Please note that industry placements will start on the 25th of June 2018.
Who Is It For?
The training is full time and for 18-25 year-olds. Applicants must not be in education or employment throughout the duration of the training programme. 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 choose which role you would like to train in.
2. Download the application form here.
3. Return completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/WUTVS14 You must complete this survey for you application to be considered.
6. It is advised that your application is completed using a computer rather than a Mobile/SmartPhone/Tablet
7. If you are an ex-offender, or referring a young offender, please request a referral form by emailing email@example.com to go with the completed application form.
You will find out if you have been selected for an interview by the 9th of February 2018.
There is a 1st stage interview and if selected 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 12th-22nd of February and due to high number of applicants interview slots are not flexible.