Work-Based Learning

Screen Skills Ireland supports a range of initiatives designed to suit the specific needs of productions or individuals. Work-based learning includes traineeships, apprenticeships, shadowing and mentoring.

Taking part in the Graduate Traineeship programme allowed me to work in-house in a fast-paced, exciting studio, experiencing everything this opportunity afforded me whilst learning on the job in a friendly and encouraging environment.

– Jessica Patterson, Trainee, Jam Media, 2017 programme

Screen Skills Ireland are continuously linking with productions and production companies to identify potential work-based learning opportunities that can be supported. If you would like to propose a suitable work-based learning initiative for your company or production, please contact

Work-Based Learning

Applicants Wanted for New Screen Mentoring Scheme Introduced by Screen Skills Ireland

Mentors include a wide range of award-winning industry professionals Screen Skills Ireland, the skills development unit within Screen Ireland, is delighted to announce the introduction of a new structured mentoring scheme, Screen Mentoring. Over 100 Irish and international industry professionals from the film, TV, animation, VFX and Immersive Technology sectors have signed up to be

Screen Skills Ireland Featured in Fora Report on Apprenticeships

Screen Skills Ireland was featured in an article by Fora, exploring the range of apprenticeships available in Ireland. The article highlighted the CGI Technical Apprenticeship, run in partnership with TU Dublin, a Level 8 apprenticeship that commenced in October 2019. The apprenticeship, which was designed in extensive consultation with industry, is aimed at individuals looking

Animation, VFX & Games Graduate Traineeship 2019-2020: Participants and Host Studios Announced

Screen Skills Ireland and Animation Skillnet are delighted to announce the Animation, VFX & Games Graduate Traineeship participants and host studios for the 2019/20 programme.​ The traineeship, which has been running since 2016, has a great track record with over 90% of participants going on to gain further work in the industry either with their host studio or with

Call For Mentors: Listen, Challenge, Advise & Guide

In late 2019 Screen Skills Ireland will launch a new structured Mentoring Funding Scheme that will offer screen professionals mentoring support at key stages in their career development that will encompass business, creative and/or technical mentoring. In advance of the launch of the funding scheme Screen Skills Ireland are assembling a new panel of diverse and experienced mentors to support this initiative. The new Mentor

Animation, VFX & Games Graduate Traineeship 2019-2020: Call for Applications

Screen Skills Ireland and Animation Skillnet are currently seeking applicants for the next iteration of the hugely successful graduate Traineeship Programme for Animation, VFX and Games, which is supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Animation Ireland. In 2018-19, 15 trainees took part in the programme and were placed in a studio for 6

Screen Skills Ireland and GRETB Launch Media Production Assistant Traineeship

Screen Skills Ireland are excited to announce the launch of the Media Production Assistant Traineeship, delivered in partnership with the Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB). Starting September 2019 and based in the Gaeltacht, this traineeship is for new entrants with a real passion for film and TV, who hope to build a

CGI Technical Artist Apprenticeship Programme 2019-2021: Call for Expressions of Interest

Screen Skills Ireland is delighted to announce the development of a CGI Technical Artist Apprenticeship, in association with Technological University Dublin and Animation Skillnet. The CGI Technical Artist Apprenticeship was one of 26 new national apprenticeships launched by the Minister for Education and Skills in December 2017 as part of the expanded apprenticeship scheme. This

Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet announce Animation and VFX Graduate Traineeship and Trainees

Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet are delighted to announce the Animation and VFX Graduate Traineeship, trainees and host studios for the 2018/19 programme. Now in its fourth iteration, this highly successful programme takes place over a six-month period and is targeted at developing skills and talent in the Irish animation and VFX sectors.  The

Shadow Directing Opportunity – The Last Right

Screen Training Ireland is seeking applications from female directors interested in a shadow directing opportunity on upcoming film production The Last Right. Due to the nature of production the opportunity will have a fluid form but the overall objective will be to provide participants with exposure and experience on a feature film set, and ultimately

Writing Mentorship Scheme

Screen Training Ireland in association with Galway Film Centre and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and are pleased to announce a new writing mentorship scheme aimed at writers from and/or currently based in the WRAP* counties Clare, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo. Writers will be invited to submit ideas for genres including feature film or TV series