CAREERS IN... Animation and Graphics

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Careers info

Prospects – Graduate Careers Website with information covering all career areas.

Animation World Network (AWN) – Industry news, information about the international world of animation and a careers section.

Design Council – Promotes Design and delivers Design support and advice.

Skillset Animation – Skillset is the Creative Industries’ Sector Skills Council (SSC). Their website has a comprehensive section on Animation.

Skillset Games – Skillset is the Creative Industries’ Sector Skills Council (SSC). Their website has a comprehensive section on the Games industry.

Skwigly – Great resource detailing upcoming animation events, advice to get into the sector, podcasts, and the opportunity to upload your work

Jobs and Work Experience

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Aardman – World famous Animation studio – will accept speculative applications.

BBC Jobs – Jobs and work experience placements.

BBC Production Talent Pool – One of the main entry routes into production based roles across TV, Radio and Online at the BBC.

Blue ZooBAFTA winning CG Animation studio.

Clothcat Animation – Cardiff based Animation studio.

Creative Mornings Cardiff – Talks and networking opportunities for the creative community in Cardiff.

Design Jobs Board – For vacancies within Graphics and Web Design.

Design Week – Design based news and vacancies.

Gabriele Skelton – Specialist Design based Recruitment Agency. – International film and TV production services and job search including vacancies in New Media.

Media Jobs London – Twitter feed for Media jobs in London.

Campaign Jobs – Jobs board for Media Sales and Publishing professionals. (includes ‘Digital and Online’ vacancies).

OysterWorld – Games development games based in London and Treforest.

People Per Hour – Every day thousands of small businesses use this site to hire top talent remotely for small projects or for a few hours per week.

Prospects – Search job vacancies – Graduate jobs.

Microsoft Careers – Have vacancies for permanent opportunities.

Splash Damage – Staff profiles and Careers advice in the gaming industry.


Wiki Festivals Volunteering – Festival Jobs and Volunteering opportunities.

For general volunteering opportunities visit the Volunteering section of the Careers Website.

Employer Directories

Arts Hub – Jobs, careers and news for the arts and creative industry.

BIMA – British Interactive Media Association – Representing and connecting the UK’s digital and interactive industry.

Chartered Society of Designers – Has a contact list of Agencies and Recruiters.

IT Professionals – Directory of UK Computing Services.

Marketing and Creative Handbook – Directory of marketing and creative services in 6 regions including Wales and South West.

Wales Screen Commission -The Wales Screen Commission is the location service for Wales offering comprehensive information and support on locations, facilities, crew and local services throughout Wales. Includes an employer search function.

Related media and docs

Guardian Careers Video – Escape to Animation.

Guardian Careers Talk Podcast – Volunteering and international development.

AGCAS Industry Insight – Creative Arts and Culture – Includes information on roles, entry and progression, typical employers and trends.

Arts, creative arts and humanities – 'What do graduates do?’ presents information on the employment of recent graduates.