What is the PROTOGÉ Initiative?
I N F I N I T Y 27 runs its PROTOGÉ initiative – innovative work-based training opportunities that develop the best real-time interactive 3D talent for the UK’s digital sector.
PROTOGÉ aims to:
- BRIDGE the skills gap in the immersive sector.
- CREATE opportunities for work-based training.
- WORK-based training on live next-gen projects.
Our proven model focuses on taking an aspiring designer, artist or programmer and giving them the skills and experience they need as part of a next-gen workforce. Therefore, to ensure long-term success our protogés enjoy a learning environment where next-gen skills are practised towards mastery. In addition, protogés utilise cutting-edge immersive technologies and training alongside tailored professional mentorship. As a result, our protogés develop the best real-time interactive 3D content for use across a range of industries.
“Mastering 3D graphics or real-time 3D skills can lead to strong entry-level opportunities and provide a boost to early-career professionals.”– Burning Glass Technologies / Epic Games
Why do we need the PROTOGÉ initiative?
“97% of the immersive economy is lacking appropriate skills.”– The immersive economy in the UK 2019 (Immerse UK)
Technology continues to shape our world at an accelerated pace. Moreover, jobs within the digital economy are at the forefront of this change as they’re fundamentally and inseparably tied to that pace of innovation. However, the way we train for these jobs is rooted in the two-century-old Prussian approach. Therefore, to deliver a workforce capable of meeting the needs of tomorrow a radical new approach is needed in the way we train the next-generation workforce today.
Who is the PROTOGÉ intitiative for?
PROTOGÉ is for those pursuing a job making real-time interactive 3D within the immersive economy. This includes the use of both creative and technical skills in what’s traditionally considered to be only the games and media industries. However, the application of these highly sought-after skills extends into the automotive, architectural, training and simulation, media and entertainment industries. For example, for producing real-time interactive 3D product visualisations for design and marketing purposes, or creating photo-realistic scenes as backdrops in virtual production stages. Realtime interactive 3D skills are the key to your future tech career.
Real-time 3D is associated with a large salary premium: 57% above the average advertised salary and 18% above the average advertised salary for jobs requesting 3D graphics skills in general.– Burning Glass Technologies / Epic Games
In this digital-centric age, we are looking for forward-thinking applicants and strategic partners to bring a new standard of talent to the digital economy.
If you’re a student, graduate or job seeker then please contact us using the form below. Alternatively, if you’re a lecturer or business leader then please use the form below to let us know how we can help each other shape your talent to become a next-gen leader in realtime interactive 3D.
Apply to PROTOGÉ if you are a:
- Graduate or undergraduate seeking a placement or internship.
- Jobseeker or career-switcher needing experience and training through a traineeship, apprenticeship or kickstart scheme.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”– R. Buckminster Fuller