Our aim is to nurture an environment where creativity thrives

For over 21 years, our animations have won many awards including multiple BAFTAs, Emmys, and an Annie! And we’re just getting started - just like you, we have big ambitions for the future.

Through creating work that everyone involved with is immensely proud of, we have nurtured a studio that cultivates friendship, respect & inspiration.

Never resting on our laurels, we regularly ask our staff for feedback on how we can improve things, ensuring these recommendations are acted on. This has led to our studio being rated a “Broadcast Best Places to work in TV” workplace several years in a row, voted on by staff.

Hover or tap on the below to see what we have to offer:

Short Film Programme

Inclusive short film programme allowing any employee to pitch and realise their ideas

Weekly Socials

A CHANCE FOR US TO GET TOGETHER AS A STUDIO EVERY WEEK, EITHER VIRTUALLY OR IN PERSON

Mental Wellbeing

A range of wellbeing initiatives and activities for a better work/life balance

Flexible Working

We offer flexible, hybrid and remote working for all our employees

Pension Scheme

We have a workplace pension scheme available for eligible employees

Benefits

Benefits including discounted gym membership, high street discounts and more

Social Clubs

FROM CLAY CLUB TO OUR VERY OWN BLUE ZOO CHOIR - THERE’S LOADS OF SOCIAL ACTIVITIES FOR ALL INTERESTS!

Employee engagement

We encourage employees to voice their ideas, opinions & concerns so we can respond, action & improve our studio

We couldn’t be prouder that Blue Zoo is the first major animation studio in the world to receive B Corporation certification. Blue Zoo has been independently certified by B Lab, a non-profit organisation who award the B Corp certification. The B Corp certification verifies companies who are working to improve the lives of employees as well as industries as a whole. The certification process involves over 170 rigorous metrics to improve the lives of our staff, customers, suppliers, and the local community, ensuring we are not just saying we are ethical with empty gestures, but independently evidencing it.

Your Candidate Journey

We welcome talent from all communities to join us here - LGBTQIA+, neurodiverse, people of colour, parents and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

When you submit your application, it comes through to us (the Talent Team). One person on the team will be recruiting for the role you've applied for and will screen your application to ensure it meets the criteria for the role. We’ll then share your application with the hiring managers so they can review it from a creative perspective.

If the hiring managers would like to interview you, we’ll be in touch via email along with a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) for you to sign and return ahead of the interview. Most interviews will be with two hiring managers and should last 30 to 45 minutes. If you need us to make any adjustments for the interview please let us know ahead of time as we’re always happy to accommodate. Also, please feel free to notify us of your pronouns at any stage of your candidate journey.

After all the interviews are complete, we regroup with the hiring managers to determine the most suitable candidate for the role. If you are unsuccessful at this stage, we will notify you via email along with any constructive feedback provided by the hiring managers.

If the candidate we'd like to hire is you - awesome! We will email you the job offer through the careers site. The offer will contain all the key information you need, and should you wish to accept, you'll be able to sign your contract digitally through the careers site too. Once your onboarding is complete, we’ll officially welcome you to Blue Zoo!

Policies

Our ethos is to build a positive, safe and inclusive studio environment which is supportive of all talent and celebrates difference. We have a wide range of policies in place to support this including wellbeing, flexible working, home working, diversity & inclusion, pregnancy loss and menopause. Through our regular staff feedback surveys we also listen to our staff if they feel we should introduce a new policy to make BZ an even better place to work!

Brexit

Blue Zoo is committed to welcoming the very best talent from around the world. As well as working with artists who work remotely in other countries, we also have a sponsorship licence and in certain situations can sponsor Skilled Worker VISAs for talent to come and work with us in the UK. There are a number of considerations when we sponsor VISAs such as the type of role, contract length etc. This can be discussed as part of the recruitment process.

Hover or tap FAQs to see answers:

When will I expect to hear back from the Blue Zoo Talent Team once I’ve submitted an application?

We are an ever growing, ever popular studio (which is awesome!) so naturally we welcome over 100 applications a day. We aim to ensure that we respond to your application whether you are successful or not, and as you can appreciate with a large volume of applications this can take some time. We thank you for your patience.

Can I apply again even though I was previously unsuccessful?

In the event that you may be unsuccessful, it doesn’t mean that it’s a ‘no’ forever! Every production we work on has a different style from the last, so we will welcome your application again in the future as it may well be suitable for another production.

I am in need of a reasonable adjustment for my interview, who can I contact about this?

If there are any adjustments we can make to support you with your interview, please feel free to drop the Talent Team an email at [email protected]

Can I work remotely?

If remote working is your preference please state that in your application. We have a hybrid working model in place where UK staff can balance their time in the studio and working from home. We monitor the amount of staff coming into the studio at one time, to ensure a safe working environment as the health and safety of our staff is paramount.

If you are located outside of the UK we welcome your application knowing that you will be working remotely full time. Depending on where you are located we may need to do a remote access test alongside your interview to check you’re able to connect without technical issues.

Do you welcome candidates that require a VISA to work in the UK?

Blue Zoo is committed to welcoming the very best talent from around the world. As well as working with artists remotely from other countries, in certain circumstances we can sponsor Skilled Worker VISAs for talent to come and work with us in the UK at our studio.

Can I ask for feedback after an unsuccessful interview?

We aim to include constructive feedback in our email to you should you be unsuccessful at interview stage. If hiring managers have feedback that will help you with future applications we’ll include that too.

What should I include in my showreel/portfolio when I apply?

We think it’s important to highlight what we look for when screening your reel or portfolio so you stand out from the crowd (especially as we have over 100 applications a day). Our Talent Acquisition Manager Karley has highlighted here exactly what you need to know.

What should I include in my CV?

Please ensure that your CV is up to date, honest, and that the key details are clear. Key details include; name, contact information, employment dates and responsibilities.

Do Blue Zoo offer Internships?

Every year we welcome a handful of talented interns into the studio where they get to experience the day to day of working at Blue Zoo. Our internships are paid at London Living Wage and lasts approximately 4-8 weeks. Spaces are limited as our internship programme is incredibly popular, so please follow the Talent Team and Blue Zoo on all of our socials for updates on the next round of internship applications.

Does Blue Zoo offer work experience?

We do not offer work experience in the studio, however we are looking into developing this as an opportunity in the future. Watch this space!