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Creative Assembly

Trainee Technical Animator

Our multi-award winning Total War team is looking for a passionate Technical Animator to join them as a trainee.

As a Trainee Technical Animator, you will be mentored by some of the best in the industry to develop your rigging, skinning and scripting skills on our current Total War projects with the opportunity to gain insight on content from beginning to completion.

The traineeships will run 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.

Please ensure you provide a portfolio along with your application.

Key Responsibilities 

As a Trainee Technical Animator, you will create animation rigs for a real-time workflow as well as skinning models. Working closely with your technical animation supervisor, you will learn to work within set time constraints and to hit the quality benchmark. You will be working as part of the wider project team and will be implementing based on feedback as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience


  • A demo reel showing an understanding of core rigging and skinning principles
  • Working knowledge of Maya
  • Positive, can-do attitude


  • Some exposure to motion capture, and willingness to working with and learn about this area
  • Some knowledge of animation and animation principles
  • Understanding of the interplay between game mechanics and animation

We are Creative Assembly

We gather the greatest talent out there, coming together to craft authentic and detailed experiences of the highest quality.

We focus on our strengths and embrace our uniqueness, collaborating across teams and giving everyone the trust and respect to be masters of their craft.

Our values form the foundation of our culture and ethos:

  • Quality - Everything we do is about quality, from individual actions to final products, we take pride in the detail and authenticity of all our creations.
  • Focus - We focus on our strengths as a studio. Our teams might work across different projects, but our goals and vision should be clear for everyone.
  • Teamwork - We are a collective who thrive working across teams, empowering each other to succeed.
  • Respect - Respect at CA is given as a default, we respect each other as diverse and unique individuals, who come together to create games our fans will love.
  • Trust - Alongside respect, we trust each other, our teams and our leaders as experts of their craft. Everyone is given creative autonomy and freedom to make a real contribution to our projects and our legacy.

Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.  

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