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Games Careers Week

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A free online festival to inspire people from every background to discover careers in one of the UK’s fastest-growing creative sectors - video games.


Discover well-paid, exciting, and challenging careers in games


Learn how games are made and how to start careers in games  

Get involved

Get involved with online events including:

• Careers talks
• Games studio open events
• University careers shows
• Careers fair, awards shows and conference
• Games development classes
• Talks, workshops and exhibitions at the National Videogame Museum
• Portfolio pitch events
• The Games Education Virtual Summit

What is Games Careers Week?

A celebration of games careers with nationwide events reaching millions of parents, learners, teachers, job-seekers and >50 games organisations.

Who runs Games Careers Week?

Games Careers Week is a service operated & funded by the charity the BGI, Grads in Games CIC and Into Games CIC, non-profit organisations working to advance games education in the UK.

Why do we need it?

Most parents and young people, especially diverse people, don’t know the UK supports >25,000 well-paid, creative tech jobs in games. And our workforce isn’t diverse, unlike our population and players. It’s time for change, at this key moment for digital skills.

How are we going to change things?

We will showcase the skills, pathways and potential of games careers to the public through events and media, foregrounding diverse developers, working with an amazing range of organisations.

Who’s it for? We’ll inspire:

• School children to choose & study the creative tech skills needed to thrive in the modern world.

• Parents to challenge gender stereotypes & guide children towards well-paid creative careers.

• Educators to find resources with accessible games tools and teach STEAM skills in classrooms.

• Job-seekers of all ages to find resources and prepare to start careers in games

• Games studios to work with schools & universities and share their career opportunities.

Scores of events across the country

We’re building an exciting programme of events in collaboration with games companies, universities, schools and third sector organisations, including:

• Games development classes and training

• Careers talks and events in schools from scores of games ambassadors

• Studio open days and online events

• University careers shows

• A careers exhibition, workshops and talks at the National Videogame Museum

• The Games Education Virtual Summit

• The Grads in Games conference, careers fair and awards show, & Search for a Star Finals

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