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Animation, VFX and Games Internship

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RESET is a paid Internship programme for people 25+ who have been made unemployed/redundant due to the Covid-19 pandemic and EU exit or have found themselves in a temporary job that does not utilise their full skillset. This could include 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. Please scroll down to see these roles, and Download the Company Info & Job Specs document for more information. 

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 targeted at people 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 +
  • Who have been made unemployed / redundant - as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic/ EU Exit. Or are currently in a temporary role that does not utilise their full skillset. 
  • 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

3rd Dec                 ***NEW*** Application Deadline  

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. www.trcmedia.org

 

 

 

 

RESET FAQS
Can I select more than one Intern role to apply for?
The application form allows you to select all of the Intern roles that you are interested in. You only need to complete one application form. This allows you to submit an application for as many of the intern roles that you wish to. 

Do I need to have been unemployed/made redundant for a certain length of time?
No, there is no set time period. Applicants can be currently not working (having been made unemployed or redundant, with their employer citing this to be as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic or the EU Exit), or in a temporary job that does not utilise their skillset fully. 

Can I apply if my employment contract is not temporary?
Yes, if you are currently underemployed and have the skills for a career elsewhere then you are eligible to apply.

Do I need to have any previous experience (or qualifications) in Animation, VFX or Games?
Not at all. There is no requirement for applicants to have previous experience or qualifications in these sectors to be eligible to apply for a RESET internship. The companies are specifically looking for people who have worked in other industries/ sectors that have the skills they are looking for. However a passion and interest for Animation, VFX and Games is definitely a bonus. 

Is there an upper age limit?
No, there is no upper age limit for RESET. 

How/When will the companies select their Intern/s?
Each company will shortlist candidates from the applications submitted. They will contact candidates to arrange interview. These interviews will take place (most likely online via Zoom) throughout December. With the final successful Interns being selected before Christmas. Depending on the selections you made on the application (sectors & locations you wanted to submit an application to) it is very possible that you may be interviewed by more than one company.

What if I am offered a place by more than one company?
If you are lucky enough to be selected as an intern by more than one company, we will contact you to take your preference into consideration.

 

Applications are now closed.

Applications for the RESET programme are now closed. To hear about future training opportunities for this programme, and others delivered by TRC, please sign up to our mailing list.

DOWNLOAD COMPANY INFO & JOB SPECS

Download the document for more details on the companies and the full job specs for the various Intern opportunities.

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