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Animation, VFX and Games Graduate Traineeship 2024: Round 1 Call for Applications

  • This course has closed.
Deadline for applications: Friday, March 29th at Noon.
Traineeship Start Date: Tuesday, 4th June 2024
Traineeship End Date: Friday, 31st August 2024
3 months full time.No cost.


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

In 2023, the studios that took part in the programme included Distillery Films, Cartoon Saloon, Daily Madness, 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 2024 programme will take place over a 3-month period (12 weeks) from June to September 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, 4th June 2024 with approximately one week of up-front training/induction and will finish on Friday, 31st August 2024.

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, 4th June 2024

End Date: Friday, 31st August 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.

Closing date for application/enrollment

Deadline for applications: Friday, March 29th at Noon.

All applicants will be notified of whether they were successful or not by Tuesday May 7th.

Interested applicants should upload a CV Link or LinkedIn link and showreel/portfolio link below. Any queries can be sent to

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