In 2011 Sky formed a partnership with London charity, The MAMA Youth Project and together chose 12 people aged 16-25 from minority and disadvantaged backgrounds to undergo hands on training and real-world experience working on a production. Students reviewed the journey they had made with Sky and gave the final presentations of their work to Sky, after 12 weeks of intensive training. Provided by MAMA Youth, the project gave the participants skills in production research, camera and sound operation and video editing. Sky also supported the scheme throughout with dedicated Mentors for the students, as well as a handful of intensive training days giving the students the skills they need to survive in the workplace. Students moved onto paid placements at Sky or one of their partner production companies. The partnership continues to thrive and once complete, the students feel they’ve had a great introduction to work and in particular life at Sky. Have a listen to what Bob Clarke thinks of our partnership.