One year on: DMS Academy scheme talent pick up invaluable on-the-job experience and professional skills
Applications now being accepted for 2018/2019 DMS Academy scheme
Last summer we launched the DMS Academy, a year-long tailored training scheme designed to prepare recent university and college graduates for life in the digital media industry. Aware of how difficult an industry it is to break into, we wanted to provide the next-generation of talent with hands-on experience in working with leading entertainment brands on fast-paced projects to create, manage, localise, distribute and place content, so that they could develop the tools required to begin a successful career. Once the scheme has been successfully completed, the participants become fully-fledged members of the DMS family.
During our first year of the scheme, we have taken on 18 graduates who span a range of disciplines and skillsets within DMS including motion graphic design, quality control, technical production, audio technical production and version coordination. We’re delighted to say that the first four people that we accepted into the Academy 12 months ago have completed the scheme and are now a permanent part of our team.
“We work on every film that’s released in a year in some way, shape or form so it’s a very exciting environment and people coming into the business must embrace that. But we’re also looking for ambition, talent, drive, and people who are brave, not afraid to make mistakes, or put their head above the parapit and really go for it.” – Simon Briggs, Managing Director
Many of those on the scheme cited the excitement of seeing their work appear in public, being involved in marketing campaigns for major film titles, viewing clips from upcoming films before anyone else, as well as picking up essential skills that are not taught in university as highlights of their time in the Academy. The friendly atmosphere, high-profile and interesting clients, varied work, fun creative briefs and teamwork on show at DMS were other things that stood out for them.
Building on the success of this first year, we’re now accepting applications for our next DMS Academy intake. If you’re passionate about digital media, have lots of ideas and are keen to learn and develop new ways of thinking, then we want to hear from you! And who knows, next year you could be working with some of the most exciting content in the world of global entertainment.
Congratulations to all our Year 1 DMS Academy talent. Keep up the great work!
25th July 2017