Junior Animator Apprenticeships

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Earn as you learn in the workplace. Take time out to study in the classroom. A Junior Animator Apprenticeship can offer the best of both worlds, giving you invaluable experience and knowledge to kick-start your career.

This apprenticeship is in the process of being revised or adjusted so we’re not currently recruiting. We hope to have more information and a timeline for recruitment once the newest version has been approved. Please check back here for updates!

What will I learn on a Junior Animator Apprenticeship?

Junior Animator Apprentices learn the skills to create animated assets and content, by producing the motions, gestures, expressions and performance of two- or three-dimensional characters and inanimate objects. This route into the animation industry has options to study 2D Animation, Stop-Motion Animation, 3D Animation, and Interactive media and immersive reality, to accommodate a candidate’s interests and specialism, plus differing studio needs and styles of animation.

Created and approved by industry What will I learn on a Junior Animator Apprenticeship?

The Junior Animator Apprenticeship Standard was created by a trail blazing group of employers, led by ScreenSkills, so you know that everything you learn on the apprenticeship is industry designed and approved. You’ll be learning the up-to-date technical and soft skills needed to work in the animation industry.

Employers involved in creating the standard include British Animation Awards, Tiger Aspect, Framestore, Lupus Films, Blue Zoo Animation Studio, Aardman Animations, Red Kite Animation, Cartoon Network, Studio Liddell, Mackinnon and Saunders, Wildseed Studios, Hit Entertainment/Mattel Inc, Passion Pictures, CBB, A&O Studios Ltd, Collingwood & Co.

Previous Junior Animator Apprentices placements were in studios including Blue Zoo, DNEGSainsburys, Framestore, Jellyfish Pictures, Kong Studios, and V Prep. Apprentices work directly with their employer for 80% of the time, with 20% spent studying 'off the job'.