Animation, VFX & Games Graduate Traineeship 2022 Call for Applications

Animation Skillnet and Screen 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 the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Animation Ireland.

In 2021, the studios that took part in the programme included And Maps and Plans, Cartoon Saloon, Daily Madness, Lighthouse Studios, Piranha Bar, StoryToys and Jam Media.

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 1st 2022 programme will take place over a 3-month period (12 weeks) from June to August 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 Ireland before they enter the studio and at other agreed times over the 3 months. 

The Traineeship programme will commence on Tuesday 7th June with approximately one week of up-front training/induction and will finish on Friday 2nd September 2022.

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

Start Date: Tuesday 7th June 2022.

End Date: Friday 2nd of September 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 below:

Deadline for applications: Tuesday the 19th of April at 9am

Interviews will be held in late April with Final Selection on Friday the 20th of May 2022.

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

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