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Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) are delighted to announce the launch of their Graduate Programme this year. Applications are open today and close on the 8th July 2022 at midnight BST. 

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Graduate Programme this year. Applications are open today and close on the 8th July 2022 at midnight BST. 


Start date: September 2022 (6-month programme)

Graduates who successfully complete the program may be offered a Junior position within the studio.

The Jedi Academy offers a six month placement to graduating students. The Jedi Academy provides the opportunity for graduating artists to learn from highly skilled senior artists in a variety of creative or production disciplines.

In this paid experience, successful applicants will be carefully placed into a discipline and will provide entry-level support to that team. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to gain experience in a live production environment through training, mentorship, and real shot-work experience in a fast-paced and highly collaborative production environment.

Departments of interest: 

  • Animation

  • Creature

  • Crowd

  • Environments

  • FX

  • Groom

  • Generalist

  • Layout

  • Lighting/ LookDev

  • Model

  • Paint & Roto

  • Production

  • Stagecraft

  • Texture

Please note, our goal is to find the best graduate talent to join the force. Our goal is to hire Graduates into every department listed above however could be subject to change based on the applications we receive.

How to apply

Please apply directly through the Disney Careers website here

We are filtering all applications catered to each department through this one job post. Please take the time to read the application criteria as well as the Recruitment 101 Guide on how to create a successful application.

To Apply

  • Apply with an up to date CV, Reel / Portfolio and a short summary of what inspired you to pursue a career in VFX.
  • Please apply via the posting and provide the required personal details and contact information.
  • Applications should be clearly marked and targeted specifically to one of the departments above.
  • Applicants must have proof of the right / eligibility to work in the UK. We do not provide assistance for relocation, housing, transportation, or work authorisation for the Jedi Academy.

We’re so excited to be running this programme and hope you apply!