Virtual reality firm takes on 15 recruits

July 18, 2014 | Shelina Begum | Manchester Evening News

EON, which supplies blue-chip companies across the globe, as well as schools and government organisations, with 3D hardware and software, has a computing coding college, in which the group will train 100 people a year for the next five years.

EON Reality’s new recruits

3D technology company EON Reality has created 15 new jobs at its at European headquarters in Manchester.

EON, which supplies blue-chip companies across the globe, as well as schools and government organisations, with 3D hardware and software, has a computing coding college, in which the group will train 100 people a year for the next five years.

The recent recruits are graduates from its VR (Virtual Reality) Innovation Academy based in Central Park, east Manchester.

Having completed the year-long part-time 3D content creation course, funded by EON Reality, the students have qualified as either 3D developers, 3D artists or 2D creative.

Each year one trainee is also awarded an internship in California or Singapore.

Ken Swain, EON Reality’s managing director in the UK said: “We’re really pleased to recruit these talented young people. They have worked extremely hard over the past year and shown a real passion for 3D content production.

“Last year’s recruits have just come back from Brazil and these graduates will get the chance to work on some equally exciting projects with global brands in the fields of education, business and entertainment.

“We are committed to training and recruiting local young people and look forward to welcoming a new cohort of students to our VR Innovation Academy in September.”

EON Reality’s Academy training and support manager, Marcin Kasica said: “This is a unique opportunity for young people with an interest in 3D to learn about 3D content creation from some of the industry’s top experts.

“We fly tutors in from all over the world to teach the students face-to-face in Manchester. Those thinking of a working in graphic design, architecture or CAD design might want to consider this as an alternative choice.

“The 3D graphics sector is constantly evolving so offers an exciting and stimulating career. All we ask for is a passion to learn about 3D and a basic understanding of the technology. As we employ half the cohort each year, this is a course with excellent career prospects. We look forward to meeting potential students at the next open day.”

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