Here’s a link to one of Edge’s previous blog posts in which they look at jobs that are currently available within the games industry that they post weekly. It’s a great mix of large companies and the odd smaller one here and there mainly focusing on games with a very short description of some of the positions on offer.
Although some of these positions may not be appropriate for myself, it seems as though it’s something it’d be good to look at to get a flavour of what a company would look for in a possible employee. It’s also interesting just to see what sort of jobs are out there at the moment within these sorts of companies. It’s great to see a thing like Edge doing these sort of posts weekly as well as the other help they offer in getting the next set of creatives into the games industry and aware to some of the possibilities on offer.
Personally I’m not sure what sort of animating I’m aiming for and if that would be something to do with games or film or other medium, but I would just keep all these options open at the current time until I find something really interesting to get my teeth into!