AFTRS partners with ABC, SBS & more for graduate program

Seven of Australia’s leading production companies and broadcasters have partnered with the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) for its highly-competitive Graduate Program.

The involved companies – ABC, BBC Studios, Endemol Shine Australia, Eureka Productions, ITV Studio Australia, SBS and Warner Bros – will offer AFTRS graduates 13-week paid industry internships, creating tangible employment pathways.

This year’s AFTRS graduates

“As the national screen and audio school, our priority is equipping graduates with the skills and training to be industry ready,” said Nell Greenwood, CEO of AFTRS.

“The AFTRS Graduate Program continues to be a vital part of this process and it has been incredibly successful, year on year, with more than 90% of those selected in previous years going on to employment in the sector.

“This success is down to the very generous commitment of our industry partners, and we are grateful to our new and on-going industry partners for their support.”

ABC chief content officer, and AFTRS council member, Chris Oliver-Taylor said: “Earlier in 2023, the ABC welcomed AFTRS graduates, Cleo Baldwin and Ash Dunford to the ABC. With their experience and development at AFTRS and their own personal dedication, both have been offered full-time roles with the ABC to start their media career. Holly Hunter is another wonderful AFTRS graduate who interned with our children’s team before starting her exciting career with Endemol Shine.

“Continuing to develop the next generation of amazing creatives is vital to the ABC and the broader screen industry. I couldn’t be more delighted to welcome our next graduates, Hugo and Nicole to our content team to work alongside some of the best content makers in Australia.”

Josh Godfrey, head of commissioning at SBS said the broadcaster is thrilled to be involved again.

“We continue to be impressed by the calibre of emerging talent coming through the program, and we can’t wait to have Ashwini come on board and work with the SBS Commissioning team on some exciting projects in 2024,” he said.

Organisations interested in being part of AFTRS’ 2024 program are encouraged to get in touch.


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