A Traineeship is a programme of structured training which combines learning in an education and training setting and in the workplace aiming to improve recruitment and employment outcomes for participants and increase retention and productivity within industry.

The Graduate Traineeship Programme is an invaluable resource for those who have just completed 3rd level. Through this programme I have landed a pivotal-entry level job that has opened up many avenues for me. I am learning hands-on skills, while being mentored by some of the best in Ireland.

– Daniel McGuire, trainee, Screen Scene VFX, 2017/18 programme

Traineeships give participants the opportunity to develop cutting edge skills and knowledge on-the-job, making them more skilled, more employable and enhancing their career options and enables employers to access a pipeline of talent and learners.

Screen Skills Ireland is currently involved in developing and/or delivering the following Traineeship programmes:

  • Media Production Traineeship (Level 5) in development in collaboration with a number of ETBs (Kildare/Wicklow, Galway/Roscommon, and Limerick/Clare).
  • Animation Career Traineeship (Level 5) in collaboration with Cartoon Saloon and Carlow/Kilkenny ETB.
  • Animation, VFX and Games Graduate Traineeship programme (6 months uncertified) in collaboration with Animation Skillnet.
  • VFX New Entrant Traineeship programme (6 months uncertified) with Screen Scene VFX.
  • Animation/VFX Traineeship (Level 5) in development with CDETB.


Animation, VFX & Games Graduate Traineeship 2019-2020: Participants and Host Studios Announced 15.11.2019

Screen Skills Ireland and Animation Skillnet are delighted to announce the Animation, VFX & Games Graduate Traineeship participants and host studios for the 2019/20 programme.​ The traineeship, 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

Animation, VFX & Games Graduate Traineeship 2019-2020: Call for Applications 07.10.2019

Screen Skills Ireland and Animation Skillnet are currently seeking applicants for the next iteration of the hugely successful graduate Traineeship Programme for Animation, VFX and Games, which is supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Animation Ireland. In 2018-19, 15 trainees took part in the programme and were placed in a studio for 6

Screen Skills Ireland and GRETB Launch Media Production Assistant Traineeship 26.08.2019

Screen Skills Ireland are excited to announce the launch of the Media Production Assistant Traineeship, delivered in partnership with the Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB). Starting September 2019 and based in the Gaeltacht, this traineeship is for new entrants with a real passion for film and TV, who hope to build a

Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet announce Animation and VFX Graduate Traineeship and Trainees 18.10.2018

Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet are delighted to announce the Animation and VFX Graduate Traineeship, trainees and host studios for the 2018/19 programme. Now in its fourth iteration, this highly successful programme takes place over a six-month period and is targeted at developing skills and talent in the Irish animation and VFX sectors.  The

VFX and Animation Traineeship 28.02.2018

The VFX and Animation Traineeship was launched in 2015, a collaboration between Screen Training Ireland, Animation Skillnet, and industry, aimed at raising the skill level of key emerging talent in the animation and VFX industries and enhance contribution to and understanding of studio processes and pipelines. Now in it’s third iteration this highly successful programme

Traineeships In Development 28.02.2018

A Digital Production Assistant traineeship is currently in development with SOLAS, City of Dublin ETB and Ballyfermot College of Further Education and will be focused on VFX technical skills. A Media Production Assistant traineeship is in development with SOLAS, Limerick Clare ETB, Galway Roscommon ETB, and Kildare Wicklow ETB. SOLAS has identified this traineeship as

Animation Studio Assistant Traineeship 28.02.2018

The Animation Studio Assistant Traineeship was launched in November 2017. Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB), Screen Training Ireland, Young Irish Filmmakers and Animation Skillnet formed a collaboration with international award-winning animation studio Cartoon Saloon to deliver the traineeship. Sixteen trainees are currently participating in this nine-month career traineeship in Kilkenny which includes