Abu Dhabi-based production house Pyramedia has launched a pilot internship scheme for budding content creators in an effort to expand the talent base available to media production organisations in the UAE.
The initial internship scheme is “the beginning of a long-term strategy to create more opportunities for students and recent graduates with the aim of giving them valuable work experience and an insight into media production”, the company said in a statement.
"We are dedicated to contributing to growing Abu Dhabi's media industry and as one just one part of our efforts we felt it was very important start with the talent or potential talent here in the region,” said Pyramedia CEO, Nashwa Al Ruwaini.
“These students are the future of our media industry here and it is our responsibility to train and give them the best hands on working experience to ensure the best quality shines out of Abu Dhabi."
As part of the scheme, the company recently took on two marketing students from Abu Dhabi University and seven Year 12 students from Al Khubairat-British School.
The students are being rotated between Pyramedia departments to gain maximum experience during their time with the company.
Pyramedia is responsible for high-profile television programmes including Millions’ Poet and Prince of Poets, which is currently airing on Abu Dhabi TV, and feature docs, such as Changing Sands, which is set for release in August.