Recruitment is now closed, the deadline was Monday the 30th of January, 10am (application forms received after this time will not be considered).
Recruitment for the next What’s Up TV training will reopen on 26th of May and close 23rd of July. The application form will only be available for download once recruitment opens. The training starts on the 11th of September.
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About the Training:
The training is free and takes place at our 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 have been living in the UK for a minimum of a year 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 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.
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 job descriptions here to find out what roles are available. 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.
The training programme runs for 13 weeks in total. The first 3 weeks are unpaid. The following 10 weeks are employed training.
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 3 weeks of unpaid 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 technique sessions and networking opportunities. Trainees who are successful in completing the Spring 2017 scheme will go on work placements at the BBC and Procam TV.
20th March – 16th June 2017
Trainee Production Manager and Trainee Production Coordinator start on the 16th of March 2017.
Important: please note that industry placements will commence shortly after the training has finished. Placement dates will only be confirmed towards the end of the training programme so candidates must be fully available to attend.