MANCHESTER, UK, November 23, 2015 – EON Reality Inc., the world leader in Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment, has launched its first apprentice program in Manchester in response to the exponential global growth in the Augmented and Virtual Reality sector over the last twelve months.
Based at their European headquarters at Central Park in East Manchester there are 40 places available for young people aged 18 years upwards on the twelve month programme starting on 11th January.
EON Reality will support the apprentices during Traineeship by offering up to £25 per week towards travel expenses. Individuals will be trained in a range of skills including 3D/VR design, development, programming and application creation. This training will lead to an apprenticeship and a job with EON Reality in the creative and digital sector. The course is aimed at people who have some knowledge of digital content or 3D web media and an aptitude to learn about creative digital content, whether that be coding, real-time 3D engine, modelling, or animation.
Training is done by 3D experts from all over the world using state-of-the-art technology, and unlike a typical course, apprentices will get the opportunity to develop applications and work on projects that are being used by today’s businesses and educators.
“We have launched this apprentice scheme in response to the growing demand for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality particularly with the move to mobile platforms,” Ken Swain, EON Reality’s UK Managing Director. “It is forecast that the industry could be worth $150 billion by 2020 and as a leading provider of applications in this sector, we need to train talented people here in Manchester and develop their skills to help satisfy the demand for this evolving technology.
“Manchester was a natural choice for EON Reality’s first apprenticeship programme,” said Marcin Kasica, EON Reality’s Director of Global Education and Training. “We have an excellent track record of finding talent in this city, who are smart, creative and have a passion for VR. Since arriving here in March 2013, our business has expanded rapidly and the team in Manchester has played a huge part in this. We now need to nurture more talent which will enable us to retain and grow our position as a major player in the sector.”
To find out more about Apprenticeships with EON Reality contact Alexandra Painter on 0161 669 6294 or visit www.students.eonreality.com.
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment. EON Reality’s success is tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality, since 1999, has developed the de-facto standard for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global app development network, with twenty-two locations worldwide, has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for knowledge transfer with over 7,000 applications. Over 36 million people worldwide have downloaded these applications. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.