Work-Based Learning

STI supports a range of initiatives that are bespoke, agile and designed to suit the specific needs of productions or individuals.  STI links with productions, and production companies to identify potential work-based learning opportunities that can be structured and supported. Work-based learning includes traineeships, apprenticeships, shadowing, mentoring, placements and internships.

Work-Based Learning

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

VFX and Animation Traineeship

The VFX and Animation Traineeship was launched in 2015, a collaboration between Screen Training Ireland, Animation Skillnet, and industry, aimed at raising the skill level of key emerging talent in the animation and VFX industries and enhance contribution to and understanding of studio processes and pipelines. Now in it’s third iteration this highly successful programme

Traineeships In Development

A Digital Production Assistant traineeship is currently in development with SOLAS, City of Dublin ETB and Ballyfermot College of Further Education and will be focused on VFX technical skills. A Media Production Assistant traineeship is in development with SOLAS, Limerick Clare ETB, Galway Roscommon ETB, and Kildare Wicklow ETB. SOLAS has identified this traineeship as

Animation Studio Assistant Traineeship

The Animation Studio Assistant Traineeship was launched in November 2017. Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB), Screen Training Ireland, Young Irish Filmmakers and Animation Skillnet formed a collaboration with international award-winning animation studio Cartoon Saloon to deliver the traineeship. Sixteen trainees are currently participating in this nine-month career traineeship in Kilkenny which includes

Animation CG Technical Artist Apprenticeship – In development

Screen Training Ireland are currently developing an Animation CG Technical Artist apprenticeship with Dublin Institute of Technology and Animation Skillnet. This apprenticeship is a level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). Click here for an overview of the NFQ levels. For further information please contact Emer MacAvin e: