Top (L-R): Grace Anderson, Belinda Parry, Danielle Abou Karam; Bottom (L-R): Otto Khoo, Jaimie Conlon.

AFTRS has announced the five recipients of its expanded graduate program, which this year is a partnership with ABC, Endemol Shine Australia, Fremantle, SBS and Sky News Australia.

It sees the five recent Bachelor of Arts (Screen) grads, selected for their skills, creativity and motivation, take on a 13-week paid engagement with one of the participating organisations.

Belinda Parry will join the ABC, Jaimie Conlon will join Endemol Shine, Grace Anderson will join Fremantle, Danielle Abou Karam has joined SBS, and Otto Khoo will join Sky News Australia’s Sydney bureau.

AFTRS CEO Nell Greenwood said: “AFTRS is so delighted with the expansion of the graduate program this year and the commitment and generosity of our partners. Internships are critical to building robust pipe-lines for Australian talent, and this program is an exciting opportunity for some of our most talented graduating students to hone their professional skills and creativity with the support of world-class production leaders.”

The aim of the program is to see graduates gain transferrable experience, build relationships and further develop career goals. Past participants have gone on to be offered casual, part and full-time employment.

Previous host organisations have included Discovery Networks, Disney Channel, Foxtel, Fox Sports, TVSN, BBC Worldwide Australia, ESPN, Nickelodeon and Aurora Community Channel.

Organisations interested in being part of AFTRS 2021 Graduate Program are encouraged to contact AFTRS at: [email protected]

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