Getting grads into games

Grads In Games is a Community Interest Company originally founded by leading games industry recruiters Aardvark Swift in 2014, and becoming independent in 2021. 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.

Our initiatives

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 experienced games industry professionals 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.

Through the Get in the Game Webinar Series and Online Journey we speak directly to thousands of students at all levels of higher and further education to impart our expert knowledge. We deliver expert CV and portfolio advice, 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 what jobs we’re currently working and send us your CV. We’ll send you tailored feedback along with information about any jobs we have access to.

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.


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    Grads In Games is operated by Future Dev Initiatives
    Registered address: 16 Nightingale Court, S60 2AB

    Contact : +44(0)1709 834777 |