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.
“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: The first 4 weeks consists of free training and is unpaid. The following 10 weeks are employed training paid at National Minimum Wage.
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, you must enquire directly with them.
Training Dates: 19th of March – 22nd of June 2018. Trainee Production Manager and Trainee Production Coordinator start on the 15th of March 2018.
Industry Placements: Trainees who are successful in completing the Spring 2018 training programme will go onto work placements at BBC and Procam TV. Please note that industry placements will start immediately after the training has finished.
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 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.