Getting grads into games
Launched by leading games industry recruiters, Aardvark Swift, Grads in Games has one simple aim – to help more graduates make the leap from student to professional developer.
We do this through a comprehensive program of events, activities and resources – all designed to equip students and graduates with the skills employers need.
On top of everything else, we have a dedicated graduate talent recruitment desk. Our specialist Grads in Games Consultants work solely with graduates and students, helping them break into the games industry!
Our games careers activities
The Grads in Games initiative is built around our showcase events. Search for a Star and Rising Star are our annual industry-backed showcase student and graduate talent challenges. Designed by games industry veterans to represent a typical studio recruitment process, programming, 3D art, animation and VFX students improve their employability by creating the games and polished assets which studios want to see in an exceptional applicant.
Each year we travel across the UK and western Europe during our annual Get in the Game tour. We visit student game developers at all levels of higher education to impart our expert knowledge. Through the tour, we deliver expert CV and portfolio advice, careers workshops with advice and guidance to increase employability, and teach students about the skills they’ll need to get a job in the games industry.
Increasing student employability
We work closely with hundreds of games companies, from big international publishers to the smallest indie development studios; so we know exactly what they’re looking for when it comes to recruiting graduates. If you’re a student looking to get your foot in the door of the games industry, check out our resources pages for advice on applications, interviews and anything else you may need help with to get your first games job! Alternatively, you can check out what jobs we’re currently working and send us your CV. We’ll send you tailored feedback along with any jobs we have which you might be interested in.
Contact the Grads In Games team
If there’s anything that you want to ask us about, want more information about the activities we run as part of the initiative, or have found a technical issue with the site, please let us know using the form below.
Grads In Games is operated by Aardvark Swift Recruitment Ltd.
Registered address: 16 Nightingale Court, S60 2AB