We can find you industry experts

Filling your academic recruitment needs with experienced industry professionals can bring a wealth of benefits to your department. Their insider knowledge can vastly improve the learning experiences which students receive, while growing retention rates, results and student employability.

You’ll ensure that your students are learning relevant and practical skills that will help them succeed within the world of games, VFX, and computer science straight from professionals fresh from the industry itself.

Aardvark Swift have over 28 years’ experience working within the games industry, making us the oldest recruiters dedicated to the games industry in the UK! In that time we’ve build up a large network of games industry professionals from programmers to artists and producers. We can source educators for your university direct from studios across the UK and Europe, bringing a unique industry insight and expertise straight to your students.

We’ve successfully found academic professionals for games courses at the University of Bolton, Goldsmiths University of London, Gamercamp (Birmingham City University), and the Confetti Institute of Creative Technology, and we can do the same for you too!

How do we work?

The AdvertPhase 1: The Advert

We will write a bespoke job advert, and advertise your vacancy on all our relevant websites (aswift.com, gradsingames.com), social media channels, online groups and partner portals such as Gamesindustry.biz. We’ll then send your vacancy straight to the inbox of every candidate on our database who fits your criteria, with a snazzy mailer dedicated to your role.

Phase 2: The Search

The Search

Using your job description and person specification as our starting point, we’ll search our extensive database for candidates that meet your requirements, conducting an initial screening with any suitable candidates.

Our main search will be conducted with our sophisticated recruitment tools and social media. We’ll be carrying out a bespoke search to find your perfect candidate, putting your vacancy in front of as many high-quality potential candidates as possible.

Phase 3: The Interviews

Interviews can be tricky to organise, but we’re here to help. Not only will we screen the candidate for you, making sure you only see the best of the best, we’ll take all of the hard work out of arranging an interview. Let us know the time and the place and we’ll sort out the rest. Got some feedback for the candidate? We’ll even relay that for you!

Grads in Games - Help GradsPhase 4: The Offer

So, we’ve found your perfect candidate. Need a hand negotiating an offer? What about some salary advice? We’ve got it covered. We’ll even help arrange a start date.

We can support the following roles:

  • Permanent Lecturer
  • Fixed Term Lecturer
  • Part Time Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • PhD Researcher
  • Head of Department
  • Dean of School or Faculty
  • Games Curriculum Leader

To learn more about our academic recruitment services and find out how we can help you, contact us at info@gradsingames.com or call us on 01709 834777.