This apprenticeship is no longer available. Try the junior visual effect (VFX) artist or assistant technical director apprenticeship instead.

Use relevant 3D software to create visually engaging motion graphics, animations or images

VFX is the term used to describe any imagery created, altered, or enhanced for moving media. On a junior visual effects (VFX) artist apprenticeship you’ll work in a studio producing digital content for film, television, advertising, corporate and immersive reality industries. Some studios specialise in one area, particularly feature films, which is the largest area in the industry. You’ll work on the integration of live-action footage and computer generated imagery to create images that look realistic but would be dangerous, costly, or simply impossible to capture during live action shooting, such as explosions, car crashes or the flooding of cities. You’ll need a good understanding of 3D camera principles such as lenses, distortion and parallax. You’ll understand your place within the production workflow process and respond appropriately to any feedback received from clients, colleagues and partners working on the project.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Art, ICT

Entry requirements for the junior VFX artist apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications or experience.

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £22,000

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