Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet are currently seeking applicants for a graduate Traineeship Programme for Animation, VFX and Games.

The programme has been running since 2016 and has had a very successful track-record with over 90% of graduate trainees going on to gain further work in the industry.

Last years programme had 12 graduates placed in animation, games and VFX studios for up to 6 months. The participants received targeted and intensive training in specific skills areas throughout the training period. Off the job training included courses in storyboarding, production management and visual storytelling. The participating studios last year included Brown Bag Films, JAM Media, Cartoon Saloon, Boulder Media, Windmill Lane VFX, Screen Scene VFX, Piranha Bar, HMH and Immersive VR Education.

The 2018/19 programme will take place over a 6-month period, with a short intensive period of upfront training, followed by a mixture of on-the-job and classroom based training over the following months. Selected participants for the 2018/19 programme will once again be matched with leading animation, VFX and games studios and participate in tailored training through Animation Skillnet and Screen Training Ireland.

The VFX, Animation & Games Graduate Traineeship is a full-time programme for which a training allowance/bursary will be made available to selected participants.


Start Date: Monday 22nd October 2018

End Date: Friday 5th April 2019


Interested applicants should upload a CV Link or LinkedIn link and showreel/portfolio link to:


Deadline for applications: Wednesday 12th September 2018.

Interviews will be in late September/early October with the Final Selection on Friday 5th October 2018.