Animation, VFX, & Games Graduate Traineeship 2021 – Call for Applications

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

Animation Skillnet and Screen Skills Ireland are currently seeking applicants for the next iteration of the hugely successful graduate Traineeship Programme for Animation, VFX, and Games, which is supported by Skillnet Ireland under the Skills Connect Programme.

In the first part of 2021, the studios that took part in the programme included And Maps And Plans, Daily Madness, Lighthouse Studios and TouchPress/StoryToys.

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 second programme for 2021 will take place over a 3-month period (12 weeks) from end of October 2021 to end of January 2022

Over the course of the programme, each trainee will work in-house in the studio where they will receive on the job training. (Some trainees may be required to work remotely depending on each participating studio’s policy regarding remote-working during COVID-19).

In addition to on-the-job training, the trainee will receive additional tailored training through Animation Skillnet and Screen Skills Ireland before they enter the studio and at other agreed times over the 3 months. 

The Traineeship programme will commence on Monday the 25th of October 2021 with approximately one week of up-front training/induction and will finish on Friday the 28th of January 2022.

A training allowance/bursary will be made available to participants (400 Euro a week for the 3 months/12 weeks).

Start Date: Monday the 25th of October 2021.

End Date: Friday the 28th of January 2022.

Please note the following important points before applying:

  • All candidates must be available on a full-time basis for the entire duration of the Traineeship, including the induction week.
  • Part or all of the placement might be taking place remotely, due to the ongoing restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Only those who are shortlisted will be called for interview.​

Interested applicants should upload a CV Link or LinkedIn link and showreel/portfolio link and complete the form at the link below:

https://forms.gle/q9zL8zJypeQhDMoT7

Deadline for applications: Monday the 13th of September at 12pm.

Interviews will be held in early October with Final Selection on Tuesday the 12th of October 2021.

All applications will be evaluated and shortlisted for interview by a panel of industry experts, in consultation with Screen Skills Ireland and Animation Skillnet.