Apprenticeships are very different from a full-time course. You earn as you learn and most of your learning happens in the workplace. You will be trained on the job, by people at the very top of their game. You'll gain valuable experience, job-specific skills, earn a wage and get holiday pay.
You'll also spend around 20% of your time studying in a classroom, learning the deeper, wider knowledge you need to progress your career. These structured learning programmes train you to work in entry level roles that the Games, Animation and VFX industries see as critical. Which means your skills will be in demand from the moment you start and unlike a degree course, you can complete your training in just two years, have two years' work experience and start your career debt-free.
Everyone's a winner. You contribute to your employer's productivity and in return you earn a salary and learn real-world skills that will prove invaluable in the workplace. Together we create a highly skilled workforce that's ready to meet the future demands of the business.
Employers are recruiting for three VFX Apprenticeship positions, Before making an application, you should check out the VFX Apprenticeship Standards on the Institute for Apprenticeships website for Junior 2D Artist, Assistant Technical Director and Junior VFX Artist (Generalist). The skills you learn as an apprentice have been identified by employers as those most relevant and widely used, so you will learn exactly the skills you need to work in your chosen career.
These are Higher Apprenticeships, which means that they're comparable to the first year of a degree. For this reason, Government funding for an Apprenticeship isn't available for people who already hold a degree in Visual Effects. But if you don't have a VFX degree, or are considering leaving University, then this could be the opportunity for you.
Thank you to everyone who applied for this round of VFX Apprentice Recruitment. Candidates will be notified in mid-December if they are invited to an assessment day in early January. Successful candidates will receive job offers in mid-January 2022.
We will open up expressions of interest for future recruitment rounds soon, please check back here for updates.