Mama Youth Project, “aims to equip disadvantaged and marginalised young people with the skills and experience that will help them to secure long-term and fulfilling employment”. Twice a year they run an intensive 12-week training programme in media production. This year, BBC Television Production is sponsoring one of these courses (Sky is sponsoring the other). 24 trainees have been recruited and started on 15th April. BBC in-house Production will be providing work experience placements for all the trainees across Comedy, television, radio and online throughout August and September.