Seeking Applications: Graduate Traineeship Programme for Animation, VFX and Games.
Gareth Lee, Manager Animation Skillsnet, has asked me to ‘spread the word’ about a training initiative for those interested in entering the animation, games or VFX industry. Please see below.
Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet are currently seeking applicants for the fourth iteration of the hugely successful graduate Traineeship Programme for Animation, VFX and Games.Last years programme saw 12 graduates placed in animation, games and VFX studios for up to 6 months, as well as receiving targeted and intensive training in specific skills areas throughout the training period. Off the job training included courses in storyboarding, production management and visual storytelling.
The participating studios last year included Brown Bag Films, JAM Media, Cartoon Saloon, Boulder Media, Windmill Lane VFX, Screen Scene VFX, Piranha Bar, HMH and Immersive VR Education.The programme, which has been running since 2016, has a great track record with over 90% of participants going on to gain further work in the industry either with their host studio or with another studio.
The 2018/19 programme will take place over an intensive 6-month period, with a short intensive period of upfront training, followed by a mixture of on-the-job and classroom based training over the following months.
Selected participants for the 2018/19 programme will once again be matched with leading animation, VFX and games studios and participate in tailored training through Animation Skillnet and Screen Training Ireland.
The VFX, Animation & Games Graduate Traineeship is a full-time programme for which a training allowance/bursary will be made available to selected participants.
Start Date: Monday 22nd October 2018
End Date: Friday 5th April 2019
Interested applicants should upload a CV Link or LinkedIn link and showreel/portfolio link to:
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 12th September 2018.
Interviews in late September/early October with Final Selection on Friday 5th October 2018.
*All applications will be evaluated and shortlisted for interview by a panel of industry experts, in consultation with Screen Training Ireland/Animation Skillnet. Please note only those who are shortlisted will be called for interview.
If interested please contact:
Animation Skillnet | Unit 11, Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylors Lane, Dublin