FuturLab is a studio that prides itself on being positive and putting its employees’ well-being first, and we’re delighted that they’ve partnered with us so that we can help do more of this fantastic work!
✨ FastTrackers Community Managers ready for hire!
We’ve just finished a 10-week training programme for talented future community managers in London (with a focus on people who might come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds and other underrepresented groups in the games industry) and have 8 candidates looking for their next opportunity.
We’re going to be helping curate WASD’s upcoming event on the 17th-18th of November, ensuring that we utilise our studio partners and connections to provide relevant, educational content for career seekers looking to work in games.
From our booth on the show floor, we'll also help those interested in working in the industry with personal meetings. Keep reading this newsletter, or the blog linked above to learn more about this event and partnership!
With life becoming more and more expensive in the UK, it’s important to reflect on how this affects the games industry and all those looking to join it. In case you missed this video last month, make sure to watch it. In this video, People Make Games is joined by Chriss Bratt, Samantha Breer, and Anni Sayers to discuss why so few working-class people are being employed by the games industry.
We’re looking for volunteers to give well-thought-out, critical, inspirational and helpful portfolio reviews to our winners - so that they can use them to get out there and land some great roles in the industry!
The Women in Games Global Conference, to be held over two days on September 14th and 15th, takes its inspiration from the new Women in Games Guide – ‘Building a Fair Playing Field’, exploring in-depth issues of leadership and fairness.
“A deep dive into the future of visual communication and a showcase of Canva's commitment to helping you achieve your goals.” Perfect for those interested in marketing, social media management, or creating their own graphic content!
19th September 2022, 18:30PM - 22:30PM BST, TownHall, Google UK, 1-13 St Giles High St, London, WC2H 8AG
Google is looking forward to hosting all of you for an evening discussing the status quo of diversity & representation in video games. Learn about MTM's latest research on diversity in video games, followed by a panel with industry experts on how we can change the game together!
This event aims to bring together gaming professionals across all business functions to learn more about creating truly diverse gaming experiences, designing and marketing games for everyone, and connecting and networking with people from the industry.
Into Games and Creative Assembly are hosting a free YouTube Live event to help parents, carers, guardians, and careers advisors learn more about the jobs available in the games industry - and how you can support young people towards getting a job in the industry.
This particular event will focus on programming, and other related roles, as part of National Coding Week. Please share this event with your network to help support us, and come along if you like - especially if you are interested in switching careers to a code-related role!
🎮 EGX London 22 Sept - 25 Sept 2022, 8:00AM - 22:00PM BST, ExCel London
EGX is back for four days celebrating gaming! The event will be packed full of panels, games to discover, cosplay, networking, and portfolio reviews.
W.A.S.D Careers is for anyone interested in a career in the games industry! A chance to showcase your work and chat with games companies.
And, as we previously mentioned, we’ll be working with WASD to help curate the Careers Stage event into something that provides relevant, educational content for career seekers looking to work in games.
The show floor will include:
Students showcase - students show their playable work
Developer stands - developers meet talented students
Recruitment area - recruiter booths to talk to candidates
Technology focus - tech providers show off their capability on the event floor
Educators - educators meet the candidates of the future, employers and government
Meeting/chat/networking - a free meeting system to match developers and students
Esports and publishing - how to get into the business
Charity - make something that makes a difference and meet the people involved
Superstar of the Month⭐
In this new section, we’ll be highlighting a different hireable individual from our talent network every month!
Elizabeth is an incredibly active and hardworking member of our community and has participated in many of our Design Workout challenges - industry standard briefs following a key theme, such as ‘Underwater Kingdom’ or ‘Skating’.
Here is a preview of some of her submissions:
Elizabeth is currently aspiring to become a character concept artist, and would really love your help achieving this. If you know of any opportunities or are hiring for a similar role yourself, please take a look at her ArtStation portfolio.
If you aren’t hiring, but still want to provide some invaluable support for an aspiring artist, please consider reviewing her portfolio! All you need to do is respond to this tweetwith your critique on how she could improve, what you like about her work, and some actionable steps she can take to improve her employability.
Thank you all! I hope you’ll look forward to next month’s Superstar!