In at this time’s World Bulletin, Amazon begins filling 1,000 apprenticeships coming to the U.Ok. in 2021, ViacomCBS Networks Worldwide appoints Anna Priest as senior VP and chief advertising officer in the U.Ok., NL Movie fills out its management groups and Viddsee begins streaming spoof collection “AI Love Ok-Drama” in Singapore.
Amazon has launched a recruitment drive to fill 1,000 new full-time apprenticeship positions throughout the U.Ok. over the coming 12 months. Paid apprenticeships can be obtainable in 25 fields together with engineering, broadcast manufacturing, artistic design, IT, heal, security and the setting. Two new broadcast manufacturing assistants can be recruited as a part of the apprentices scheme and can be part of the Amazon Prime Video U.Ok. Originals staff, working with Dan Grabiner on unscripted and Johnny Lewsley and Lydia Hampson on scripted.
Of the 1,000 positions, 100 are degree-level with 500 extra going to present Amazon workers to each retrain in their present place and train them new expertise which might be helpful for persevering with to develop their careers at Amazon or elsewhere.
Pay for the apprenticeships begins at a minimal hourly wage of £10.80 ($14.79) in the London space and £9.70 ($13.28) in different components of the nation, with degree-level positions reaching £30,000 ($41,000) per 12 months. The apprenticeships additionally include advantages packages together with medical and life insurance coverage, earnings safety, backed meals, an worker low cost and entry to the firm’s pension plan. Applications can run 14 months up to 4 years.
Amazon presently employs greater than 40,000 individuals throughout the U.Ok. and added 10,000 new everlasting jobs in 2020.
“An Amazon apprenticeship gives an thrilling profession path, creating alternatives inside our native communities throughout the UK and serving to our personal workers retrain and acquire new expertise at a time when investing in individuals and jobs has by no means been extra essential,” added John Boumphrey, U.Ok. nation supervisor at Amazon.
ViacomCBS Networks Worldwide (VCNI) has appointed Anna Priest as senior VP, chief advertising officer for its U.Ok. enterprise, primarily based on of London. Priest will oversee VCN U.Ok.’s branding and advertising and deal with the formation and implementation of brand name imaginative and prescient and technique throughout the firm’s U.Ok. channel portfolio. She’s going to report to VCN U.Ok. director of packages Ben Frow.
Tasked with pushing ahead VCN’s One ViacomCBS narrative, Priest will head a multidisciplinary staff together with artistic, PR, media planning, social media and advertising.
Priest joins VCN from BBC Studios, the place she was a model technique and advertising guide accountable for restructuring the manufacturers and advertising division, creating the firm’s operational mannequin and heading the advertising technique for the “Prime Gear” reboot.
Banijay’s NL Movie has detailed is senior management staff, to be headed by Sabine Brian as managing director and Diederik van Rooijen as artistic director.
Van Rooijen, an award-winning director of movie and TV initiatives together with NL Movie’s fashionable collection “Penoza,” will decide up joint duty for the growth and gross sales of recent drama collection and movies when he begins his new function in March. He’ll work intently with Brian, who’s being promoted from her earlier function as producer at NL Movie and can lead the day-to-day operations at the firm alongside enterprise director Ronald Versteeg.
Former artistic director Kaja Wolffers is stepping down to pursue a brand new function at Amazon Prime Video.
Viddsee, a Singapore-based brief kind video platform, has begun airing an authentic collection “AI Love Ok-Drama.” The five-part present is a satirical comedy about the rise of data-driven filmmaking, and its story revolves round an idealistic actress, who clashes along with her overly-controlling director, who’s in truth an AI-powered robotic programmed to create the final Korean drama.
It was written and created by movie producer Huang Junxiang (“Ramen Teh,” “Tiong Bahru Social Membership”) along with playwright and improv comic Luke Somasundram, with manufacturing by Viddsee Studios and Zhao Wei Movies. The forged is led by Michelle Wong, who first got here into highlight as one in every of the finalists in Mediacorp’s “The 5 Search,” veteran theater actor Yong Ser Pin (“Moist Season”) and Goh Guat Kian (“Tiong Bahru Social Membership”).