Become Part of Our Team
At Union, we want to help our clients tell stories that are believable. We pride ourselves on developing a truly collaborative working relationship in which we come up with creative solutions to overcome obstacles and deliver great results.
We love what we do and so do our clients who return to us again and again with a very diverse range of projects.
Are you creative, curious and collaborative? If so, you sound right up our street. Why not apply for one of our positions below*?
While we do not currently run an internship or apprenticeship program, we hope to in the future. As soon as we do, we will post links here to apply.
*You must be a resident of the UK/EEA with a valid UK/EU passport. We are unable to offer work visas at this time. Member countries in the EU/EEA are listed here.
We are hiring into our Matchmove department. If you are looking for a new opportunity and some exciting projects to work on, then get your application in to us now.
We are looking for people with a passion for, and skills in; lighting, rendering, lookdev, and much more in Houdini. We would love to hear from you if you are self-motivated, inquisitive, always looking for new and interesting ways of doing things and have a strong interest in exploring the latest technologies. Previous industry experience is required.
We are looking for an experienced Roto/Prep Artist to join the studio. Must have previous studio experience with a focus on prep work and the right to work in the UK.
We are looking for Compositors to join our 2D team. With many projects lined up, this is an exciting opportunity and a great time to join Union. Please note that you MUST have previous industry experience working as a Compositor.
Onset Supervisor/ Compositor
We are looking for someone to join us in a dual onset supervisor and compositor role. This role will require travelling and being offsite for extended periods of time. Must have previous experience onset and working as a compositor.
Union are looking for someone to join the studio in a Data I/O role. You must have strong organisational and technical skills as well as a passion for film.
Union VFX are currently looking for a Runner to join the team. This is a great opportunity to break into the VFX industry with opportunities to train and progress. Previous customer service experience is essentially and ideally a recent graduate with a passion for film
All applications need to be submitted via our careers page on the Union VFX website. Any active roles that we are hiring for will be listed online. If there are other roles you are interested in, you can also submit your details online and let us know what your skills are. We will then consider you when a suitable role opens up.
If you are applying for an artist role, you will need to include a current showreel along with your CV. If you have just graduated, a showreel showing your best 2 or 3 pieces of work along with a breakdown of what you did on each piece will help us see where your skills lie. For other roles ie Production or Technology, we don’t need a showreel but we do need a CV so we can see your experience and interests.
It depends on the role you are applying for. Cover letters are important for permanent roles, and if you have little or no industry experience as this is the best way to get across your enthusiasm and interest in the role and any relatable experience. Applications for temporary artist roles don't necessarily need to include one, but we always love getting them!
Be realistic about the skills and experience that you have already. Running is a great place to start as it will give you invaluable insight into the industry and the types of roles you might want to move into. Whilst running, you get to learn the ropes and do training that relates to your long term goals.
We try and get back to you as quickly as possible, however it depends on how busy we are and whether or not we are actively hiring for the position you have applied for. We suggest you allow 2-4 weeks before getting back in touch with us for an update. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We'd suggest waiting a minimum of 6 months before getting in touch again - this will give you the opportunity to gain some more experience and new examples of work to show.
We have a mixture of permanent and fixed term contracts and we also bring in freelancers from time to time depending on project needs.
Union are now able to provide sponsorship to those that require a visa to work in the UK.
Whilst we don’t currently offer work experience or internship placements, it is something we are exploring as we are very keen to give emerging talent exposure to the industry. We will keep you posted on developments.
We are a member of ACCESS:VFX http://www.accessvfx.org/ a collective of VFX, animation and games studios who are working together to drive greater awareness, inclusion and diversity in our industry. Several ACCESS:VFX member studios provide placements and you can find out more information on them here: http://www.accessvfx.org/internships/
We are looking to introduce apprenticeships next year and will keep you updated with developments. In the meantime if you are interested in finding out more, go to: https://www.nextgenskillsacademy.com/courses-apprenticeships/apprenticeships
Life at Union
Union show their work on For All Mankind as part of the VFX Festival Virtual Series
Marcelo and Tiago from Union talk collaboration between compositing and FX on For All Mankind
Keyframes for Success at BFX 2019
Union MD, Lucy Cooper was invited to BFX to share her career story and provide advice to young women starting out in the VFX industry.
Radioactive and The Two Popes Both Premiere at TIFF
Two great projects are debuting at this year's Toronto International Film Festival in September.
An Evening with Escape
We were invited by Escape Studios to come and speak about industry career paths to some of their current and future Escapees either doing, or looking to take, the Compositing for Visual Effects Course.
Union in Cold Pursuit at FMX
Creative Director Simon Hughes shows off our work on Cold Pursuit at FMX 2019.
BAFTA Crew Panel
We were invited to BAFTA to take part in a panel discussing opportunities for women working in technical roles in the Film and TV industries
How we can all have a positive impact on gender balance - takeaways from our IWD2019 panel.
Sharing Career Stories with the Lewisham Youth Theatre
Union was invited to take part as the Members’ Committee were keen to hear from someone in Visual Effects.
Providing Industry Advice to Escapees
In December Escape Studios asked Union if they would take part in a feedback session for the students taking the evening compositing class; we sent Lindsey Lo Presti a Compositor and 3D Artist along.
The Importance of Matchmove
Union Matchmove Artist and CG Generalist Dom Maidlaw was recently invited to UAL to speak to Animation Masters Students about taking their first steps into the film industry.
The VFX Festival
VFX Supervisor and co-founder Adam Gascoyne joins creativity panel at the VFX Festival
Halloween at Union
A spooktacular evening of fancy dress, eyeball punch, mummy wrapping and pumpkin carving.....
Three 16-Year-Olds | 3 Days | 1 VFX Company
During the school holidays in August, we were joined by three 16-year-olds , Reece, Aron and Louis, to learn more about the world of visual effects (VFX).
Union Bolster Management Team
Union bolster Management team appointing Lucy Cooper Managing Director and Simon Hughes Creative Director
Heading to FMX? Please join us on Wednesday 25 April in Bertha-Benz-Saal at 9.30am for a case study on our VFX work on Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Networking with We are Stripes
Union take part in Industry Connect networking event with We are Stripes and Access: VFX
BFI Future Film Festival
Producer Noga Alon-Stein talks VFX storytelling with the filmmakers of the future
Union announces the addition of three new VFX Supervisors to support its growing number of film and television projects.