Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet are currently seeking applicants for a pilot one-year Traineeship Programme for Animation and VFX.
The Traineeship programme aims to partner 10 trainees with 10 animation/VFX studios for one full year. 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 Training Ireland.
The curriculum for the year of training is developed in close consultation with industry, and will combine training in core skills for animation/VFX with specialist and studio-specific knowledge and skills.
The traineeship will be divided into two main fields, both of which will be further divided into two training pathways:
Training Pathway 1: 2D
Training Pathway 2: 3D
Training Pathway 1: Compositing
Training Pathway 2: CG
The programme may also offer a parallel Technical Direction for VFX and Animation pathway, subject to demand.
All pathways will intersect where there are commonalities in terms of training needs, and all trainees across all four tracks will participate in core modules.
The Traineeship programme will commence in March 2015.
A training allowance/bursary will be made available to selected participants.
Participating studios for the pilot programme include:
Brown Bag Films
Screen Scene VFX
Windmill Lane VFX
Applicants should apply via email with a CV and showreel and/or portfolio to Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Animation/VFX Traineeship” in the subject header. Applicants should identify the skills area/training pathway they are interested in pursuing, e.g. VFX: Compositing, 2D Animation, etc. Applicants will be evaluated and shortlisted for interview by a panel of industry experts, in consultation with Screen Training Ireland/IFB/Animation Skillnet. Only those who are shortlisted will be called for interview.
Deadline for applications is Friday 20th February 2015.