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Trainee assistant CG animator

Trainee assistant CG animator

locationBristol, UK
ExpiresExpires: 24/06/2022
Creative and Design
Fixed term contract

Closing date for applications: 4pm on Friday 24th June 2022

Start date: September 2022

Contract: 12 months fixed term

Salary: Bristol Living Wage, £9.90 per hour

Hours:  40 hours per week, Monday – Friday

Location: Aztec West Studio/Gas Ferry Road/Hybrid working


Explore this opportunity if you're a keen animator with a creative eye and familiarity with Maya software.

Aardman have a fantastic opportunity for a Trainee Assistant CG Animator to develop skills and give hands-on experience by working our talented CG Animation teams across a wide variety of productions including Short Form, Features and Commercials. 

To obtain maximum benefit of team and project integration the ideal candidate would be able to work in a hybrid capacity from home but also onsite in either of our Bristol studios.

It is essential that applicants are over 18 years with an available reel that demonstrates skill level and passion for Animation.


What you'll learn

  • Develop their animation skills through animating, and receiving feedback on exercises set by the Animation Supervisor and through animation tasks on actual Productions
  • Learn to work with an established studio Pipeline
  • Attend dailies and receive feedback from the Director and Animation Supervisor
  • Learn how to maintain clear communication with both the Production Department, Animators, Modelmaking, Rigging and Art Department and be aware of how the studio floor operates
  • Develop their skills so that they can fulfil the Trainee Animator role without the need for extensive supervision
  • To observe the Health and Safety at Work Act


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Demonstrates good understanding of animation principles
  • Demonstrates positive attitude to work and strives to reach required standards
  • Have the ability to be directed
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Takes responsibility for work and shows a thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Have the ability to learn and develop skills
  • Practical working knowledge of Maya software
  • Is highly motivated
  • Able to work to deadlines
  • Have the ability to work well as part of a team


Please note, candidates may be contacted to attend an interview before the end date due to the high level of applications we are anticipating.  

In November 2018, Aardman became an Employee Owned organisation, ensuring that the studio remains independent and securing the creative legacy and culture of the company for the future. 

Aardman strives to be the most inspirational animation company in the world creating world class entertainment to a diverse and intergenerational global audience. We aim to lead the way in both our content and our professional principles, ensuring diversity and inclusion is inherent to the development and production of all our content - both on and off screen. Aardman is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals and are always happy to discuss flexible working needs.

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

Years of experience

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