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Trainee Technical Animator


This is a fantastic opportunity for a graduate level candidate who is looking to support the animation and character art teams with rigging, skinning and other technical animation support, while learning from experienced mentors. Please ensure you provide a portfolio along with your application. Key Responsibilities You will support our world class animation team with rigging and skinning, while helping to improve the animation tools. You will collaborate with TA's across multiple projects. You will use and improve existing workflows and pipelines, and support animators in their use. Knowledge, Skill and Experience You can demonstrate practical rigging and skinning skills. You can show development of rigging tools Essential Proficient Maya user Some scripting skills Desirable Great understanding of Maya cmds, Pymel Working experience with game engines (Unreal, Unity) Working experience with Max and Maxscript Working experience with Motionbuilder The traineeship will be for one year onsite at our studio in Horsham, West Sussex. These traineeships are paid placements and all applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK. We offer a fully bespoke funded relocation package for you and your dependants and you'll be supported through the process with our dedicated Relocation Specialist. We also have an excellent range of benefits to support your work life balance, including: Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, as all UK Bank holidays Annual discretionary studio bonus Defined career development pathways and personalised training support so you can truly excel in your area of expertise Support in Learning and Development; internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops to inspire and enthuse including internal programming conferences, on-site training with renowned specialists as well as global conference attendance Private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme Free bike servicing and discounted car valet service on site Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library Free breakfast every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchen An employee assistance programme and onsite wellbeing sessions In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy Discounts portal giving access to a wide range of extras such as heavily discounted home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers Amazing studio parties such as our CA Summer Festival, a Christmas Party for you and your partner plus a separate Children's Christmas Party. We also have our wrap parties for all our releases Free Japanese lessons, life drawing, creative writing and Pilates classes A range of CA Social events including the annual sponsored Walking Challenge to 100Km, Couch to 5k in our beautiful local park, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more We offer discounts with local businesses, including estate agents and local shops to support our local economy

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Trainee Technical Animator






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