Scouting for grads – How Red Kite Games recruit talent
Red Kite Games have an continued their strong relationship with Grads in Games by partnering for another year. The studio believes it is a great medium to give back to the industry by mentoring the next generation of game devs whilst also keeping an eye out to add to their own talented team.
A large portion of the team at Red Kite have been involved with Grads in Games throughout their careers, from being finalists in the Awards itself, to marking and judging the Search for a Star competitions or attending the Get In The Game University tours over the years.
Two recent recruits, Helen Andrzejowska and Ellie Brown, won the 2019 Grads in Games Student Hero Award with Ellie also winning in the Character Art category. Their involvement in the competition gave them a chance to shine – a perfect example of how the Grads in Games competition allows us to get to know new developers on a more individual level.
Being involved with the Grads in Games initiatives allows Red Kite Games to see up and coming talent and extend an opportunity for them to join Red Kite in the future.
The studio which helped make Mafia III: The Definitive Edition currently has team members finishing their degree studies after being offered a position following their involvement in Grads in Games. Newly hired grads get to dive straight into work on the games Red Kite develop, including titles such as SEGA’s ‘Two Point Hospital’, Rare’s ‘Battletoads’ and 2K’s ‘Mafia’ series.
Red Kite base their hires on merit and don’t limit themselves to grad limits. If they see a fit for the team they are happy to extend an offer, giving graduates support and training once they join.
There’s no better example of the benefits of being involved in Grads in Games than Red Kite Games.
“From the experience of the Red Kite team, it means a number of things: the opportunity to make connections and receive guidance from game dev pros, to gaining an important experience presenting your ideas through panels and tests, and above all, the chance to show that you shine at what you do.
“These are opportunities you won’t always come across during your degree studies alone, and we really think getting stuck in with the Grads in Games initiative will help you stand out from the crowd when you’re planning your first career move.
We’re looking forward to seeing this year’s participants of the Grads in Games programme and to keeping a look out for some of the best new talent to join us at Red Kite!”
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