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 months. The studios that took part in the last programme included Piranha Bar, Salty Dog Pictures, 3D4 Medical, Turnip and Duck, Jam Media, Cartoon Saloon, TouchPress/StoryToys and Lighthouse Studios.
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.
For the 2019-20 programme we aim to take on approximately 10 trainees for a 6 month period (24 weeks). Over the course of the programme, the trainee will work in-house in the studio where they will receive on the job training. 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 6 months.
The traineeship programme will commence on Monday 11th November 2019, with approx. one week of up-front training to include the Schoolism Dublin event (https://workshops.schoolism.com/workshops/6/schoolism-live-dublin), and finish on Friday 24th April 2020. A training allowance/bursary will be made available to participants (€400 per week for the 6 months/24 weeks).
Start Date: Monday 11th November 2019
End Date: Friday 24th April 2020
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 23rd October 2019.
Interested applicants should upload a CV Link or LinkedIn link and showreel/portfolio link to: https://animationskillnet.ie/events/animation-vfx-games-graduate-traineeship-2018-2019-call-for-applications/
Interviews will be held in late October with Final Selection on Wednesday 6th November 2019.
All applications will be evaluated and shortlisted for interview by a panel of industry experts, in consultation with Screen Skills Ireland/Animation Skillnet. Please note only those who are shortlisted will be called for interview.