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Animation, VFX and Games Internship


RESET is a paid Internship programme for people 25+ who have been made unemployed/redundant due to the Covid-19 pandemic and EU exit. Including those who were working in sectors such as Retail, Hospitality, Travel, Entertainment, Events etc.

RESET offers an opportunity to retrain and join Scotland's world-class Animation, Visual Effects (VFX) and Games industries. 

This 8 month fully paid internship programme is designed to transition over 25 year olds into a new and exciting career in the creative industries. 

Working full time within their host company, successful interns will also receive additional training throughout their placement to further their skills, giving them a gateway into a new career path. 


FREE Online Career Change/ Personal Development Training - Available to ALL Applicants

A series of FREE online training modules will be available to ALL applicants to the RESET programme. 

These training sessions have been created to specifically aid and support you in the initial phase of career change. These bitesize video lessons, with additional resources and materials will be shared with all who attend the RESET info event or make an application to the programme.  Sign up now to receive a link to this training. 

Internship Programme

  • An 8 month fully paid placement within one of Scotland's leading Animation, VFX or Games companies
  • Online ‘virtual classroom’ training across a series of modules (Training will be relevant to these sectors, as well as your own personal development in transferring your skills to a new career path)
  • Practical exercises assigned between modules to practice skills and techniques learned


There are a wide range of roles in demand, supporting the studio and productions within the various Animation, VFX and Games companies. These include:

  • production coordination/management
  • IT and data management/support
  • administration
  • production/ studio/ animation assistant
  • accounting/ finance
  • marketing
  • art/design
  • quality assurance

If you’re a self-starter looking for a bright new challenge in one of Scotland’s thriving creative industries, then RESET is for you. 

The RESET Internship is aimed at people who are keen to transfer the skills, experience and knowledge that they already have and plug them into a brand new industry, and future career in the Animation, VFX and Games industries. 

Whether your previous jobs have seen you working in offices, bars, restaurants, shops - it does not matter.

If you are passionate, motivated, keen to learn new skills - with an active interest in Animation, Visual Effects and Games, then challenge yourself to change and press reset on your career.


RESET is a training programme specifically targeted at aged 25+ who have been disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the EU exit. This includes those who were working in sectors such as Retail, Travel, Hospitality, Entertainment and Events, amongst others. 

RESET is aimed at retraining those with transferable skills, and placing them on a new career path within Scotland's Animation, VFX and Games sector. 

RESET is open to people from all backgrounds and will promote inclusion and diversity.

It is open to those

  • Aged 25yrs +
  • Unemployed / Redundant - as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic/ EU Exit
  • Living in Scotland (Host companies are a mixture of both remote working and office based)

If you are unsure if you are eligible for the programme, please contact TRC directly.

The programme timeline is as follows:

26th Oct                Online Info Event

15th Nov               Application Deadline

Nov/Dec                Shortlisting and Company Interviews

New Year 2022       Internships and training begin

Circa Oct 2022       Internships end


During the eight months intern programme TRC will deliver additional training to help Interns with their transition into this new industry. Training will be a mixture of both Online and in person sessions.

Working with experienced trainers we will create a series of training sessions and modules specifically aimed at enhancing the existing skills of the Interns.

Training session will be customised in line with the Intern and Companies requirements, but could include modules such as:

• Effective Remote Working
• Personal Impact & Influence
• Managing Crucial Conversations
• Managing Mental Health in Work
• Time Management
• Effective Team Working
• Production Management for VFX & Animation
• Budgeting & Scheduling for VFX & Animation
• IT for VFX & Animation

The RESET programme is funded through the Scottish Government’s National Transition Training Fund, which was created to tackle the rise in unemployment caused by Covid-19 by offering training opportunities for people to learn in-demand skills.

About TRC
For over 20 years, TRC has delivered high-end training for individuals and businesses working in the TV and digital sectors. Through TRC training careers have been transformed, new start-ups established, international business secured, skill shortages tackled, business strategies re-framed and invaluable networks formed. TRC’s reputation as one of the UK’s leading training providers has allowed them to provide unrivalled access to the world’s most innovative companies, including tech leaders in San Francisco and Toronto and broadcasters/content distributors from London to New York and Los Angeles.





Sign Up - Info Event & FREE online training

Interested in RESET?


* A ticket to the Online Info Event
   (Tues 26th Oct @ 15:00)

* FREE Online Career Change &
   Personal Development Training

and to be notified as soon as Applications open.

What is RESET?


  • 8 month fully paid work placement in a leading Scottish Animation, VFX, Games company
  • Online Training modules 
  • Mentor support
  • Personal Development Sessions
  • Retrain and reskill for a new career

What the Industry says...

"The Animation, VFX and Gaming industries are hugely supportive of bringing new talent in from other industries and providing an opportunity to those who may have seen their previous work shutdown and/or shrink, due to the pandemic."

Ken Anderson, Co-Founder of Wild Child Animation

"A fantastic career reset opportunity for anyone looking to learn more about VFX, animation and post-production more widely. RESET will provide key access routes for those wishing to build a career in Scotland’s world-class animation, screen VFX and gaming industries.”

David Smith, Director of Screen Scotland

“We are confident that, with the support of the Government in partnership with industry, we can retrain and re-employ a broad range of people with many different skills and experiences.”

Ken Anderson, Co-Founder of Wild Child Animation