Developed in 2015 by eclipse’s General Manager Martin Lubach, the initiative is one of many endeavors the Group has introduced as part of eclipse founder, Mark Brown’s mission to contribute to the education and training in the industry.
At two years old, the initiative has seen many young professionals from all over the globe pass through eclipse’s warehouses, gaining experience and insights to how a leading audiovisual supplier supports an event, right from initial concept stages to event delivery and reporting.
To coincide with the school break, eclipse begins their search just before the summer by seeking out students or graduates from local and international colleges who are looking to expand their technical know-how and gain extra experience within the busy events environment. This year, the interns have come from the University of Bolton Backstage Academy, UK, the Academy of Sound Engineering, South Africa, University of South Wales, UK, and SAE Institute, UAE. With an all-encompassing solution to audiovisual systems, the students have the opportunity to choose which discipline they would like to experience. On starting their internship, the students are introduced to a senior member of the department, responsible for ensuring the student receives the proper experience.
This season has been a particularly interesting time to be a part of the eclipse team as they have delivered some spectacular, high-class events, as well as supported one of the most testing events of the year, RedFest DXB. In the run-up to RedFest, each department did their usual planning for a show of its calibre, although given the weather forecast, the preparations were increased to allow little margin for error. Show weekend presented eclipse with several challenges which would have been an issue had they not properly prepared. “My internship with eclipse has prepared me for the industry ahead and has given me the experience needed to tackle future challenges. Working with the incredible audio department to give support on projects such as Party in the Park, RedFest and Jazz Fest has been a privilege, exceeding my expectations of Dubai” Commented Nicholas Fenton, audio department intern.
As the busy season is coming to an end, the students are gearing up to finish their internships, but not before supporting eclipse with some of their biggest gigs of the year, including the Sia concert at the Dubai World Cup, and much more.
“This season has been an exciting one for the team, and I am glad that the interns were here to experience it with us. During their time with us, I hope that we have inspired them to continue with their chosen careers and come back to us after college to take the industry by storm! We wish them all the best, and look forward to seeing what they achieve in the future.” Concluded eclipse’s General Manager, Martin Lubach
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