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

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

Rich and Invaluable experience gained with Master Craftsman Michel Nadaï

Rhonwen Hayes, Charghand Painter received a bursary to attend an intensive masterclass in wood graining and marbling with master craftsman Michel Nadaï.  Read more about Rhowen’s  experience and the skills and techniques she picked up during her time in France. “Less than one week on and I am still boring everyone with my gushing enthusiasm after

NIGHTFLYERS Production Training Scheme Wraps with Industry Training Event

It’s a wrap for the NIGHTFLYERS Production Training Scheme, a collaboration with Troy Studios Limerick, Universal Cable Productions and Wild Atlantic Pictures.  The pilot production training scheme offered essential on-the-job training for section 481 trainees employed on the NIGHTFLYERS production.  Screen Training Ireland engaged directly with the production, department heads, and crew to outline key

Shadow Directing CAN’T COPE WON’T COPE

Shadow directing opportunities were made available to female directors on the production CAN’T COPE WON’T COPE to provide participants with exposure and experience in prep, shoot and post, and ultimately to help increase the number of future productions directed by female talent. The focus of the shadow directing opportunities is on career advancement.  

Shadow Directing RED ROCK

Shadowing opportunities are designed for experienced professionals seeking to upskill or upgrade and particularly for key talent such as directors. STI offers director shadowing opportunities on productions which include RED ROCK and CAN’T COPE WON’T COPE. Hannah Quinn, Assistant Director was offered director shadowing on RED ROCK shadowing Director, Lisa Mulcahy. Read more about Hannah’s

NIGHTFLYERS Production Training Scheme

The NIGHTFLYERS production training scheme is currently in development. It is a collaboration between Troy Studio’s, Screen Training Ireland and local training stakeholders. This production training scheme is designed to provide essential on-the-job training to new entrants to the film and TV industry as well as continued professional development for experienced production personnel by providing

Digital Production Mentoring Fund

The Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet Mentoring Fund for Digital Production is an initiative that offers professionals at all levels and in all digital disciplines an opportunity to avail of mentoring supports or to engage a mentor at key stages in their professional development. The mentor or mentoring arrangement can be local or international

RED ROCK Production Training Scheme

The RED ROCK production training scheme, a collaboration between Screen Training Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, provides essential on-the-job training to new entrants to the film and TV industry as well as continued professional development for experienced production personnel on the TV3 drama series RED ROCK. Trainees engage in meaningful work-based learning, supplemented