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Animation, VFX and Games Graduate Traineeship 2023: Round 2 Call for Applications

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Start DateDurationCost
Tuesday, 24th October 20233 months full time.
24th October to 26th January 2023
No cost.



Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet and Screen Ireland are currently seeking applicants for the next iteration of the hugely successful graduate Traineeship Programme for Animation, VFX and Games.

In the first part of 2023, the studios that took part in the programme included Algorithm, Ink & Light, Jam Media, StoryToys and Cartoon Saloon. 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 2022 will take place over a 3-month period (12 weeks) from October 2023 to January 2024.

What will this course cover?

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). In addition to on-the-job training, the trainee will receive additional tailored training through Cultural & Creative Industries 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, 24th October 2023 with approximately one week of up-front training/induction, before the trainee starts in the studio for their placement.

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

Dates and times of the course

Start Date: Tuesday, 24th October 2023

End Date: Friday, 26th January 2024

Application process

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 the placement may take place remotely. But the applicant must be based in the Republic of Ireland for the duration of the Traineeship.
  • Only those who are shortlisted will be called for interview.

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

Interested applicants should apply below.

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