Frequently Asked Questions – Careers

We have worked very hard to create a user-friendly online application process to ensure applicants can send their applications through to us in the easiest way possible. We have also created the below FAQ to answer any questions you may have in regards to applying for a position with Cinesite.

Can I apply for more than one position at a time?

As you can imagine we have a very high volume of applications so we would like to ask all applicants to refrain from submitting multiple applications Please always ensure you apply for the role most suited to your current skills and experience. In instances where we are recruiting for the same job position in more than one location it is very important you apply for the position in your preferred location and if there are other roles / locations you would like to be considered for, simply let us know in your covering letter.

How do I register my details with you?

If the position you are looking to apply for is currently not being advertised you can always submit a speculative application to register your details with us for when the right role becomes available.

How long will my CV be kept on file?

All CVs are kept on file for two years after the date of your application.

Does Cinesite offer Work Experience?

Our London studio opens for work experience during the summer holidays. To apply, please visit the London careers page and keep an eye on our social media feeds for further details. We will only accept applications from people with a great showreel and a passion for visual effects or animation.

Cinesite Montreal does not currently offer open internships, but we are developing partnerships with various local CEGEPS and universities to create customized internship programs in the coming months/years. Get in touch with your university to find out about future internship opportunities with Cinesite.”

Are there any specific degrees or qualifications I need to study for a career in vfx and animation?

We judge animators and VFX artists by the work on their showreel.

An education in the principles of animation or VFX is important and can be extremely helpful in developing your skills.

In terms of choosing the right course, and are useful resources for potential students and apprentices to indicate those programmes that provide the most up-to-date and relevant industry training and education.

How do I apply for a current vacancy?

Please direct all job applications via the online posting on our vacancies page. If you have any questions please email for help.

How will I be contacted regarding the status of my application?

Due to the large quantity of applications we receive, unfortunately we’re unable to reply to all applicants. Successful applicants will be contacted directly via phone or email.

If I require a visa to work in the country of application, can I still apply for a position?

Yes! Cinesite is proud of its incredibly diverse organisation, we have talented people from all over the globe. When applying, please ensure you confirm whether you require a visa to work in the chosen location by answering the visa question on our website. If your application is successful, a member of our recruitment team will get in touch.

Please note: The requirements for obtaining a work visa are complicated and not all jobs are eligible. For the most part, you’ll need an advanced degree or several years of applicable work experience to be eligible. If in doubt please contact

To increase my chances of working at Cinesite, what software and programming languages should I be proficient in?

Cinesite uses a variety of software, dependent on the position in which you’re applying. Concept artists use Photoshop, Z Brush, Painter and Sketch-up. Texture artists use Mari and Photoshop, Modellers use Maya, Z Brush and Mudbox, Layout artists use Maya, Animators use Maya, FX TD’s use Houdini and Maya, Compositors use Nuke, Lighting TD’s use Maya, Arnold and VRay and Roto artists use Nuke and Silhouette.

It’s important to note that you should only apply for positions relevant to your skillset. All applications submitted which do not follow this guideline will be disregarded.