Train2Game takes great pride in its approach to supporting students along the many routes to industry post graduation. Whilst most students will follow traditional paths into development, we recognise that a one-size-fits-all approach is not always going to fulfil every student’s aspirations. To that end, two other support initiatives were created to supplement the regular tried and tested approaches.
Games Industry Work Placements: gain experience in a games studio to add to your CV
The placement program is aimed at the best performing students at any point in time. The top ten percent of the course academically will be assessed for suitability for an industry placement and matched with a studio that meets their geographical location and skills capacities. We take great care to assess both studios and students and go through a match-making process to ensure that the studio has a valid need for a student, can mentor and manage a student effectively and can add to that student’s knowledge and effectiveness. The students are matched to studios on the basis that their skills and capabilities are of a good standard, the student is specialising in a field that the studio needs and that their attitude and work ethic is of the same high standard.
Students are not guaranteed placements as part of the course; they need to earn that right. Studios are not guaranteed to be offered placements; it’s purely on the basis of the right person at the right time to work on the right project.