GamePro is a recruitment training program organized by Saranen Consulting in collaboration with Neogames and Google. The program has been held eight times before with excellent results. Through the previous programs 190 people have already found their dream jobs in the games industry!
The aim of the GamePro program is to find new talents for the Finnish game industry.
THE GAMES INDUSTRY NEEDS YOU!
The Finnish games industry has seen a long period of growth and there is no end in sight. The industry faces a constant lack of professionals and e.g. Neogames has estimated that there is a yearly lack of about 280 professionals.
The Finnish games industry is among the biggest in Europe with around 3000 workers and a yearly turnover of around 2,5 billion euros with 95 percent of the turnover coming from abroad. It is a truly international industry and it has been the quickest growing branch of entertainment business with a steady growth even in more trying times.
GamePro is an industry-wide collaboration of the Finnish games industry. Again, a group of impressive gaming companies are looking for new talents.
You can find an up-to-date listing of recruiting companies and roles on this site.
UPGRADE AND MATCH YOUR GAME DEVELOPMENT SKILLS TO INDUSTRY NEEDS
GamePro aims to give you a chance to enter the Finnish games industry through training and on-the-job learning. The duration of the program is six months and includes 20 training days held by industry veterans. The main goal of the program is an employment contract in the Finnish game industry at the end of the program.
Training days include e.g. the following topics:
- Game programming
- Designing games
- Game engines
- Game mechanics and artificial intelligence
- Game graphics
- Game economy
- User acquisition
- Games marketing
- Collecting and analyzing data
What are the requirements? Can I apply?
Different tasks and companies have very different requirements. Game programming requires you to have background in programming and game art requires you to have talents in graphics. Other roles differ quite a lot and e.g. Growth Hacker related roles usually require either marketing or analytics skills. Own game projects are a big plus. If you have a portfolio of your work available, please include a link in your application.
You can apply to this recruitment program if you are currently unemployed, facing the prospect of unemployment or on a temporary employment contract and your job search is active at TE Services (Labor Exchange).
A training contract is signed for the period of the program. During the program, you will work in the company in real game projects and the normal company policies apply to you as well. During the program, you are entitled to a normal unemployment benefit as well as a tax-free maintenance benefit.