Developing the next generation of television technical experts: a Global People initiative15-Jun-2012
Global People underpin Global Television's best-in-market service commitment.
We strive to identify and develop exceptional talent, and nowhere is that more important than in the next generation of television technical experts – especially given the dramatic technological changes in our industry, which is already facing a skills shortage.
Towards that goal, Global is forging partnerships with leading educational providers and key technology vendors to build a multi-skilled, technologically savvy workforce for the future.
Global's Sydney and Melbourne teams will soon welcome eight outstanding Charles Sturt University (CSU) students, who are in their final year of the BA in Television Production, for two-week internships.
Over the next six months, trainees will both observe and participate in actual jobs under the expert supervision of senior Global technical managers.
We are discussing additional training and development initiatives with CSU aimed at addressing both the skills shortage and broadening the cultural and gender mix within our industry.
In Perth, meanwhile, we are well advanced in plans to make our HD7 high definition van available to the Central Institute of Technology, along with a senior broadcast engineer and trainer, to support Global's ongoing effort to widen the pool of qualified outside broadcast staff.
This is particularly relevant to the vibrant WA market where the skills shortage is acute.
In Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, our student trainees will gain real-life job experience and first-hand perspective on what employers require of them with the guidance of some of our industry's most respected professionals.
We fully expect that some future members of the Global team will emerge from our training program.
We know you share our interest in ensuring the incoming generation of television technical people are exceptionally capable, imaginative and passionate.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of Global's training program, please contact Simon Scoullar, Manager - Support Services: firstname.lastname@example.org; 02 9690 8004