As part of national Discover! Creative Careers week, top UK publishers SEGA, Ubisoft and Konami will be opening their doors to Digital Schoolhouse students aged 11-18, between November 18th-22nd. The aim is to “inspire young people to pursue a career within video games and other creative industries.”
Together with Nintendo UK, schools from the Digital Schoolhouse programme will be able to visit these global pulishers in order to learn more about careers within the videogame industry. There will be career talks from employees across multiple disciplines, as well as networking opportunities and the ability to present a creative brief to industry professionals.
“At Digital Schoolhouse we embed careers education in everything we do,” said Shahneila Saeed, director of Digital Schoolhouse. “As a bridge between industry and education we’re keen to support and engage with opportunities such as the Discover! Creative Careers week, which does just that.”
“In addition to the digital skills required in both business and technical roles within the creative sector, experiences like this enable students to gain a vital insight into real work environments which spotlight the importance of soft skills too.”
“This is unique careers education and an exemplary opportunity for students and teachers alike, to understand possible pathways in the video games industry and perhaps uncover roles that they didn’t even know existed.”